Recorded with Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Soilwork), the producer extraordinaire who helmed the UK-based extreme melodic power metal band's previous record Maximum Overload, DragonForce return on Metal Blade with their seventh studio effort Reaching Into Infinity. The album introduces Italian drummer Gee Anzalone, who joined the band for their first ever ‘best-of' collection, Killer Elite: The Hits, The Highs, The Vids, released in 2016. It's the third DragonForce album to feature frontman Marc Hudson, whose reign at the mic now enters its sixth year.
Musically speaking, Reaching Into Infinity continues where DragonForce left off with Maximum Overload, the band's faster material becoming even faster still, while the melodic parts head even further in that particular direction. The band offer no apologies for the inclusion of an '80s rock-style ballad entitled "Silence" either, and at the other end of the spectrum, there's even an 11-minute multi-tempoed monster called "The Edge Of The World."
The bulk of the album was laid down at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden, though additional parts were cut in studios around the UK and in California. The title corresponds with the album's highly impressive sleeve art, which features a dragon bursting through a wormhole into a hi-tech, futuristic cityscape. Expect many of these songs to become firm live favorites, particularly the super-fast "Midnight Madness."