Cross every ocean
Run through the battlefield
Strong like the hammer of Thor
Gods of Ice
March under the grey sky
Master of the thunderstorm
We'll win the war
Because we're the Gods of Ice
Dragonheart are a power metal band from Curitiba, Brazil, formed in 1997. They are probably most famous for their concept albums "Throne of the Alliance" and "Vengeance in Black". They are often mistaken for Dragonforce since they had the same name, yet they have wildly different styles.
The band's original line-up consisted of brothers Marco and Marcelo Caporasso on guitars and drums, respectively, with Mauricio Taborda on bass and Eduardo Marques on guitars and lead vocals. Their debut album, Underdark
, was released in 2000 and Throne of the Alliance
was released in 2002.
Eduardo Marques left after the second album to join the band Cromathia. He was replaced with André Mendes, who played guitar and also shared vocal duties. With him, they released their third album, Vengeance in Black
, and a compilation album, When the Dragons Are Kings: The First Ten Years
The group are currently working on the finale to the Throne of the Alliance series.
- Underdark (2000)
- Throne of the Alliance (2002)
- Vengeance in Black (2005)
- When the Dragons Are Kings: The First Ten Years (2008)
- Band members:
- Marco Caporasso (Guitars, vocals)
- Mauricio Taborda (Bass and vocals)
- André Mendes (Guitars and vocals)
- Marcelo Caporasso (Drums)
- Former Members:
- Eduardo Marques (Guitars and lead vocals)
Tropes in Dragonhearts music include:
- A God Am I: Gods of Ice
- A Wizard Did It: In Hall of Dead Knights, King Theodoric is revived by some sort of entity
- Alien Invasion: During the final battle of Vengeance in Black, The Alliance fight against a bunch of creatures from other dimensions lead by the demon king.
- Badass Boast: When the Dragons Are Kings is them talking about how awesome they are.
- Breather Episode: Every album has a power ballad.
- Brick Joke: Eyes of Hell starts with a mid-tempo riff. Spreading Fire has the same one during the bridge.
- Chaotic Evil: Lynkhor on Vengeance in Black. See Magnificent Bastard below.
- Concept Album: Throne of the Alliance and its sequel, Vengeance in Black. They are currently working on a third one to end the series.
- Covered Up: A re-release of Throne of the Alliance has a cover of Grave Digger's Rebellion (The Clans Are Marching).
- Downer Ending: Averted. At the end of Spreading Fire, it sounds like the devil king won. Yet in the song narration, he actually fled from the battle, although he promises revenge.
- Eldritch Abomination: The creature in the song Underdark is this. Lynkhor, too.
- Eldritch Location: Again, Underdark.
- Epic Riff: So many, though Battlefield Requiem and The Blacksmith stand out.
- Fighting for a Homeland: The climax of Vengeance in Black.
- Face of the Band: Marco Caporasso is probably the most recognizable of the group.
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: The Ghost Galleon in the second album. Also, on "Heart of a Hero", they fight wolves for no apparent reason.
- Heavy Mithril: The entire point, although Vengeance in Black brings it Up to Eleven
- Hell on Earth: Lynkhor's plan in Vengeance in Black.
- Hero For A Day: General Dragonheart.
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Obviously.
- Large Ham: Marco Caporasso.
- Magnificent Bastard: Lynkhor on Vengeance in Black. He wants to plunge the world into darkness that will be inhabited by himself and whatever eldritch abominations he frees.
- Narm Charm: Anything Marco Caporasso sings.
- No Export for You: Their albums are only released within the Baltic States.
- Oh Crap: Underdark is about a creature that will kill you if you so much as look at it the wrong way. This is taken Up to Eleven with the song Vengeance in Black, in which Lynkhor seems to go mad from his lust for revenge.
- Shout-Out: The Underdark album has many references to the King Arthur legends. The title track is also chock-full of Dungeons & Dragons references.
- We Will Use Wiki Words in the Future: There are several different ways of spelling the band name. Dragonheart, Dragonheart, Dragon Heart...
- Word Salad Lyrics: Just try and pretend Arcadia Gates and Sunrise in the Akronis Sky make sense.