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Album Review

Cleaner and slicker than their debut, Legacy of Kings was the highly anticipated follow-up to Hammerfall's singular revival of '80s-style power metal Glory to the Brave. Bursting on the European metal scene in 1997, and almost single-handedly reviving an entire genre, Hammerfall placed themselves among the '90s vanguard with their double bass driven, dungeons and dragons epic metal that echoed "pure metal" strains reminiscent of Manowar and European old-school champions Helloween. After breaking sales records and shocking everyone with their music's stunning popularity, the lineup of Joacim Cans (vocals), Patrik Räfling (drums), Oscar Dronjak (guitars), Stefan Elmgren (guitars), and Magus Rosén (bass) returned to the studio greatly encouraged by their success and the unbelievable re-emergence of the power metal they practiced. The resulting collection was strong and steady, if a little predictable. Things start off nicely as four double bass rockers set a blinding pace. With it's exceptional chorus, "Dreamland" represents the musical high point of this first section, if not the entire record. "Warriors of Faith" is another choice track — with it's tight drumming and accomplished guitar performances. The perfunctory ballads are just a little too cheesy, and Legacy of Kings ultimately fails to burn with the intensity of the group's debut, but '90s power metal rarely gets better than Hammerfall, even when they're slightly off their game. Fans of the genre are certainly recommended to check this record out.

Customer Reviews

GOOD BUY!

Great album from a great band with great guitar and lyrics... definatly worth the money...

BEST HAMMERFALL BY FAR

This has to be my favorite HammerFall album. The first track "Heeding the Call" just throws you right into the mahem and the rest of the tracks keep you right there. If you're only going to buy one HammerFall album get this one.

definitly the best hammerfall albumn

this is my favorite hammerfall c.d. the lyrics are full of fairy tales, and "myths" (i use the term loosely), and are really cool. the solos are all over the place, and are the best hammerfall has put out. the vocals are the best i've heard in a long time. i love the creative aspect of their music, and how each song has it's own feel. best songs "heeding the call", "legacy of kings", "dreamland", "at the end of the rainbow", and "stronger than all", but i love all the songs on here.

Biography

Formed: 1993 in Gothenburg, Sweden

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

One of the leading lights of the European metal resurgence in the mid-to-late 1990s, Sweden's Hammerfall helped to bring melodic power metal back to the forefront of a scene that was struggling to find its footing amidst the alt-rock/grunge boom. Founded in Gothenburg in 1993 by ex-Ceremonial Oath guitarist Oscar Dronjak -- the dissolution of that band would also help launch another influential group, In Flames -- Hammerfall took some time getting off the ground. Many of its then-members were doing...
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