Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

DragonForce 

8 p.m. Tuesday, September 19. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).

It's no small understatement that England's DragonForce is being called the torchbearer of the power-metal movement; picture Iron Maiden and then add broadswords and cheese. But if anything, the band's lightning-fast, shred-heavy, keyboard-augmented filigree simultaneously eclipses and negates absolutely everything that's ever fallen under the power-metal umbrella. Quite simply, no other band can keep up. In fact, if it were possible for a band to be super-mega-hyper-power-metal-squared, that would almost describe the level of intensity sustained throughout DragonForce's third album and U.S. debut, Inhuman Rampage. But to witness the band live is to understand how much DragonForce have upped the ante for its parent genre: If these guys didn't exist, someone would've had to invent them just to keep things moving forward.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Latest in Critics' Picks

More by Aaron Burgess

Read the Digital Print Issue

July 21, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation