Defenders

Album: Maximum Overload (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • This rapid-fire rocker features guest backing vocals by Matt Heafy of Trivium, who also contributed to "The Game" and "No More" on Maximum Overload. In our interview with DragonForce guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman, Li explained: "Matt had been a friend of ours for quite a few years now, and he's got a great voice and so many diverse tones. It just came about that we decided, 'Hey, why don't we just ask Matt if he'll do it?' And he did an amazing job. He did so many different voices, like death metal, black metal, pop, and thrashy metal - different backing vocals for these songs."
  • This was one of the first tracks DragonForce finished recording for Maximum Overload. Herman Li told Loudwire the story of the song: "The idea for this song was to create a contrast, by fusing some thrash metal style riffs with DragonForce's big epic choruses and high speed twin guitars solos," he said. "Our friend Matt Heafy from Trivium helped us out with some aggressive backing vocals in the pre choruses."

    "In terms of lyrics, here we went for our classic fantasy approach similar to our first album," Li added.

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