For the longest time, I used to consider Hammerfall as one of those “singles” bands, where each of their albums would have maybe 2-5 excellent songs I played over and over, while ignoring the rest, but over time I’ve grown to enjoy almost all of their work.
Hammerfall have announced their latest album, ‘Dominion’, which will be released on the 16th of August via Napalm Records. First single ‘(We Make) Sweden Rock’ is out now, and pre-order is available with exclusive bundles!
For a first attempt at making metal from a band whose members one would expect to be largely out of date with modern trends, I’d say Reborn is an excellent debut
This was an album with no record deal, being paid for out-of-pocket, and from the number of artists who flocked to this project to lend their support and their creativity, it should have come as no surprise when a major label like Napalm snapped it up for a world-wide release.
Unsurprisingly, they have once again delivered 11 songs that are absolutely phenomenal on their own, while flowing together perfectly.
That story unfolds as an emotionally charged narrative, spanning obsession, unrequited love, and destruction. The plot takes place at the turn of the next century, and the plan is to have the novel available at the same time as the record release.
not quite on the level of some of their all-time best works, but it’s a more consistent, more cohesive, yet somehow more varied and interesting album.
Arkona has evolved, as this album has reawakened their blackened pagan style. It does require a few listens to fully grasp the entire piece
This album is more than just some songs on a record. It showcases a band that has a distilled rock’n’roll vibe running through their veins, leading to another album with a real ‘wow factor’.
Ever since I heard their third album Death & Legacy for the first time, I’ve been absolutely in love with their brand of epic, cinematic symphonic metal mixed with speedy power metal.