Thursday, March 31, 2011

HammerFall



HammerFall is a power metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden. I actually saw these guys play ProgPower last year. I have to say that they put on a really good set. If any of you play WOW, Samwise Didier, the guy that painted several of their album covers, is also the Art Director of Blizzard Entertainment. As tribute to the band, in the game, there is a Horde town in the Arathi Highlands zone named Hammerfall.

I'm afraid that this will be a band that won't win anyone over if they aren't already a power metal fan. If that's you, then you should know that there will probably be something completely different tomorrow.....However if you DO like power metal, and are thinking about going to ProgPower this year, PLEASE read that post that I keep linking and get in contact with me....And yes, I will continue to whore this out every time the opportunity presents itself. I want to win free Gold Badge/VIP tickets to ProgPower for life!

First up is Blood Bound from one of their best albums, Chapter V (Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken).



Next is the title track from their 2000 album, Renegade.



And here's A Legend Reborn, which is another song off of Renegade.



And finally, here is Any Means Necessary, from their 2009 album, No Sacrifice, No Victory.



Actually, I was going to end it there; but I just saw that they're planning on releasing a new album, Infected, in May. This is the first single, One More Time. Personally, I'm not too impressed. I'm hoping the rest of the album is better.

23 comments:

  1. FOR THE HORDE!

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    collegeanon.tk

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  2. I own No Sacrifice, No Victory. I should really get more, they are pretty good.

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  3. Hammerfall ftw! I'm going to see if I can go to ProgPower this year, but it's far as hell!

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  4. not really listen to this kind of music!!

    $upporting BRO!!

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  5. thenitefalls: Well, if that "may" becomes more serious, I'll find a way to give you my contact info to send them. At last count, there's less than 250 (out of 900) tickets left, and only THREE people have entered the contest. (I'm guessing this is actually three pairs of people as both people get entered, and if one one wins, they both get free Gold Badge/VIP tickets for life.)

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  6. Oh Hammerfall, haven't listened to their music for ages..

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  7. I can dig it in the right mood at the right place - maybe in the dingy dark rock bar with hot little goth/rock chicks in too much make-up and too little clothes being generally too damn sexy for their lip-rings.

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  8. Agreed that new tune isn't really up to scratch. \m/ all the same.

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  9. I love the opener for Blood Bound. These guys are great for me to write to. Cheers!

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  10. Wow, I haven't heard Hammerfall in forever it seems lol.

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  11. I have a feeling when these guys die, they will be spirited away by Valkyries before the funeral homes embalm them. This is pretty epic stuff right here!

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  12. Those videos made me laugh; and this is not music i should laugh to. Now i'm scared i will offend. Btw i reciprocate $upport. :)

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  13. Haha, no offense taken. In my experience, power metal can be fun, but it can also be cheesy. That's one of the reasons I added the little disclaimer that if you weren't already a fan of the genre, then I don't think this band will change your mind.

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  14. i bought a hammerfall patch once on the merit that it was so cheesy

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  15. I remember hearing these dudes back in the early 00's. I do not object to this.

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  16. Hammerfall was one of my first metal bands, and the only power metal I've ever listened to. I bought their first three tapes (that's right, tapes, just ten years ago), but stopped listening after crimson thunder came out. Now I feel nostalgic, I'm gonna listen to something of legacy of kings, which was my favourite. Thanks for reminding me this.

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