Friday, September 26, 2008

Through The Fire And Flames

本来我是不怎么听摇滚的,通过 XBOX 360 游戏《吉他英豪 III(Guitar Hero III)》最近听到一些,隆重推荐其中来自 DragonForce 的 《Through The Fire And Flames》。

在游戏中这首歌是作为完成职业生涯模式后作为字幕背景曲目出现的,也是难度最大的一首。只要完成过一次职业生涯模式以后,就可以在 Quick Play 模式中的 Bonus 里头选择。至于在 Expert 难度下这首歌有多难,各位去优库或者 Youtube 上搜索一下就知道了,已经有了不少游戏视频。目前最高纪录是由名叫 CHRIS CHIKE 的青少年玩家保持的 97%,因此还获得了吉尼斯世界纪录证书。

在某种程度上说,DragonForce 是个奇迹,立足于伦敦,英国,一个他们的音乐风格几乎不存在的国度。他们于 1999 年 9 月组建,最初名字叫 DragonHeart,为了避免和其他乐队,厂牌,电影重名混淆于 2001 年 12 月改称 DragonForce。乐队开始由两吉他强人 Herman Li 和Sam Totman,主唱 ZP Theart 和键盘手 Vadim pruzhanov 组成,后来贝司手 Adrian Lambert 和鼓手 David mackintosh 加入,一个标准摇滚团体便诞生了。但是他们唯一不同的是:多种文化交融(香港,英国,新西兰,南非,乌克兰),这对一个新生乐队来说是从没有过的。

这首歌收录于 DragonForce 乐队 2006 年的专辑《Inhuman Rampage》,非常非常振奋的一首歌曲,表达了 DragonForce 这支乐队整体的速度性和技巧性,尤其是乐队中两大吉他强人 Herman Li 和Sam Totman 的表演更是到了出神入化的程度,这首歌曲也是《吉他英豪 III》里最能展现自身游戏水平的一首代表作。

Through The Fire And Flames

On a cold winter morning, in the time before the light
In flames of death's eternal reign we ride towards the fight
And the darkness is falling down and the times are tough all right
The sound of evil laughter falls around the world tonight

Fighting high, fighting on for the steel
Through the wastelands evermore
The scattered souls will feel the hell that is wasted on the shores

On the blackest waves in history
We watch them as they go,
Through fire, pain and once again we know

So now we fly ever free
We're free before the thunderstorm
On towards the wilderness our quest carries on
Far beyond the sundown, far beyond the moonlight
Deep inside our hearts and all our souls

So far away we wait for the day
For the lights are so wasted and gone
We feel the pain of a lifetime lost in a thousand days
Through the fire and the flames we carry on

As the red day is dawning
And the lightning cracks the sky
They raise their hands to the heavens above
As we send them to their lies
Running back through the mid-morning light
There's a burning in my heart
We're banished from the time in the fallen land
To a light beyond the stars

In the blackest dreams we do believe
Our destiny this time
And endlessly we'll all be free tonight

And on the wings of a dream
So far beyond reality
All alone in desperation
Now the time is gone

Lost inside you'll never find
Lost within my own mind
Day after day this misery must go on


Now here we stand with their blood on our hands
We've fought so hard now can we understand
I'll break the seal of this curse if I possibly can
For freedom of every man


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