"Reaching into Infinity" is the seventh full length studio album by British power metal band DragonForce, released on 19 May 2017 through earMUSIC (Europe) and Metal Blade Records (North America). It is the first album to feature Gee Anzalone on drums.
On Reaching Into Infinity Dragonforce are pushing the boat out with their overall sound in a number of different ways. There’s still a lot of what we already know: the symphonic metal intro to ‘Ashes of the Dawn’ developing into classic Dragonforce with a massive chorus, the soaring power ballad of ‘Silence’, the straight up power and assault of ‘Midnight Madness’ and the Maiden-esque tones of ‘Curse of Darkness’ and ‘Land of Shattered Dreams’, but elsewhere there are indications of the band’s true prowess and proof they are far from a one-trick pony. Take ‘WAR!’, which is an all-out thrash song and contains some of the heaviest riffs Dragonforce have ever produced.
All that’s left to say is listen and admire – rumours of Dragonforce’s demise have been greatly exaggerated, and whilst there is still a hefty dose of bombastic power metal to enjoy, the little quirks that pop up across Reaching Into Infinity suggest a band who are about to break free from their shackles and go off in a completely different – and brilliant – direction. --- planetmosh.com