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Legion 5. Between Two Worlds 6. Hallowed Be My Name 7. The song isn't quite of the very high quality of the album's first 5 songs though. Hammefall's silly habit of putting one song on every album "Crimson Thunder" is the only album to date which has escaped this tradition! Who also lends some lead guitar to this track This song features yet another derirative mid-paced Primal Fear-A-Like main riff.
The pre-chorus and chorus itself are enjoyable though. Hearing the departed guitarist duelling with the new boy on the solo is a fun novelty, though it should have been a lot more explosive than it actually turns out to be. All in all, a good track, but again, compared to the album's first half, it ends up falling short. Closing track "One Of A Kind" interestingly enough, co-written by Hammerfall co-founder and In Flames guitarist Jesper Stromblad charges to the finish line, and lifting the album back to the heights of it's beginning.
This is a mini epic, featuring triumphant guitar riffs, a thundering pace in parts, a huge chorus, and a medieval sounding acoustic breakdown. A stunning track, and Hammerfall at their best! Poor Jesper, this song is better than anything he's written in years for In Flames!
The cover of "My Sharona" is predictably silly, but then so was the original! Like the original, it's fun, and enjoyable to listen to. They didn't really change the song at all, it's pretty much a straight up cover of the original, which isnt a bad thing! It's not really necessary, but being placed at the album's end, it at least doesn't break up the flow of the album.
All in all, this is a very good album, and one of Hammerfall's best and most consistent. It is annoying though, because they still cant shake off the knack of allowing some filler onboard to bring the album down. However, in this case, the killer far outweighs the filler, and it contains some real trailblazing new Hammerfall classics! For fans of no frills, upfront good ol' heavy metal, this album comes highly recommended! I have long stood on the fence about HammerFall. On the one hand, they're an extremely shallow recreation of 80s metal tropes often with the terrible lyrics to match.
On the other hand, they're an extremely shallow recreation of 80s metal tropes, often with the terrible lyrics to match. Does this make sense? Regardless, there are occasionally HammerFall tracks that stand out, for example I still enjoy "Metal Age" from their debut. Or you couldn't do any worse, depending on your perspective. The instrumental "Something for the Ages" has some fine moments if you fancy your neo-classical shred.
The title track is also pretty catchy. The rest of the tracks are also forgettable, including the "My Sharona" cover. It was better when Destruction did it almost 20 years ago, and even then it was lame. A solid production as usual, the band creates the perfect vehicle for Joacim Cans melodic voice.
I was pleasantly surprised that some of the lyrics here weren't as bad as usual, considering the band's repertoire they earn a passing grade. The downside is that with the exception of a few tracks, the album easily gets lost in the shuffle of far better bands playing melodic heavy metal.
HammerFall always seems to play it by the numbers a little too closely, it feels like a heavy metal factory pumping out a stale formula with mixed results. I'd love to fist pump in the front row with fellow 'bangers to "Punish and Enslave" or "Hallowed be My Name", but there's nothing else here which tickled my metalbone. It finally happened; Hammerfall has run completely out of ideas. Run of the mill, generic, boring, unsatisfying, etc Way back in , Oscar went on Metal-rules.
Thankfully its follow-up and those that came after that proved his statement true, but this on the other hand, this is something entirely different. While not a sellout in so many words, its very, very bad. The production is on par with what we heard on 'Threshold'.
However unlike the aforementioned record this one has hardly anything of interest within.Aug 21, · Hammerfall - No Sacrifice, No Victory () Album Photo by orion. Format: CD. 14 likes. 39 HammerFall Album Photos.