Dragonforce took the metal world by surprise when it was announced they’d signed with Metal Blade. The band’s debut for the label, Maximum Overload, will be out on August 19th. When it was announced that Matt Heafy was singing on a few tracks on the album, many wondered what it might sound like. It turns out, that it sounds a lot like Dragonforce, but with a different singer. Loudwire debuted “Defenders” earlier today, and it’s not that drastically different-sounding from “The Game,” which also features the Trivium vocalist. However, it’s a nice slice of hyperactive power metal that sounds slightly more anthemic than “The Game.”
Maximum Overload will be out on August 19th and can be preordered here.