Heroes of Our Time

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"Heroes of Our Time"
Heroes of Our Time.jpg
Single by DragonForce
from the album Ultra Beatdown
Released4 July 2008
Genre Power metal, speed metal
Length4:58(Radio/video edit)
4:16 (Alternative radio edit)
7:14 (Album version)
Label Roadrunner, Universal
Songwriter(s) Sam Totman, Herman Li
DragonForce singles chronology
"Revolution Deathsquad"
(2007)
"Heroes of Our Time"
(2008)
"The Last Journey Home"
(2009)
Music video
Heroes of Our Time on YouTube

"Heroes of Our Time" is a song by English power metal band DragonForce. The song was released as the first single from their fourth album Ultra Beatdown . It was first released via web streaming on their official MySpace profile on 4 July 2008. [1] On 8 July 2008 the music video was released for on-line viewing with the shortened time of 4:57. [2] On 15 July 2008 the single was released for download on iTunes. [3] On 21 August 2008 it was made available as a download to play on Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock alongside "Revolution Deathsquad" and "Operation Ground and Pound". [4] On 3 December 2008 "Heroes of Our Time" was officially announced as a nominee for the Grammy Award for "Best Metal Performance". [5]

Power metal is a subgenre of heavy metal combining characteristics of traditional heavy metal with speed metal, often within symphonic context. Generally, power metal is characterized by a faster, lighter, and more uplifting sound, in contrast with the heaviness and dissonance prevalent for example in extreme metal. Power metal bands usually have anthem-like songs with fantasy-based subject matter and strong choruses, thus creating a theatrical, dramatic and emotionally "powerful" sound. The term was first used in the middle of the 1980s and refers to two different but related styles: the first pioneered and largely practiced in North America with a harder sound similar to speed metal, and a later more widespread and popular style based in Europe, South America and East Asia with a lighter, more melodic sound and frequent use of keyboards.

DragonForce British metal band

DragonForce are a British power metal band based in London, England. Formed in 1999, the group are known for their long and fast guitar solos, fantasy-themed lyrics, and electronic sounds in their music to add to their retro video game-influenced sound. DragonForce have released seven studio albums, two live albums, one compilation album, one live DVD and one demo.

<i>Ultra Beatdown</i> 2008 studio album by DragonForce

Ultra Beatdown is the fourth studio album by English power metal band DragonForce, released on 20 August 2008 in Japan through JVC and on 26 August 2008 worldwide through Roadrunner Records and Spinefarm Records. Ultra Beatdown is the last studio album to feature ZP Theart on vocals and the first one to feature Frédéric Leclercq on the bass guitar.

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A short version of the song is featured on Skate 2 while playing the game. [7]

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Lyrics

The lyrics of the song are based on religious matter. It is a sequel of their song "Through the Fire and Flames". Both songs are based on an epic battle between Heaven and Hell (Armageddon).

Through the Fire and Flames 2006 single by DragonForce

"Through the Fire and Flames" is a song by English power metal band DragonForce. The song is acclaimed as the most successful song by the band. The song is a single as well as the opening track from DragonForce's third album, Inhuman Rampage, and features rapid twin guitar solos by Herman Li and Sam Totman.

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