Origin: Sweden
Genres: Power Metal
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HammerFall  


HammerFall's debut album immediately garnered this Swedish band many accolades, and it's not hard to see why. They are not the first band to be heavily influenced by early Helloween, and they are certainly far from the last, but Glory To The Brave did it in fine style, and sparked renewed interest in Euro power metal that has continued to flourish almost a decade later. Despite criticisms that the band has stagnated creativity-wise, they remain a fan favorite.

Current Members

Joacim Cans

vocals (Warlord)

Oscar Dronjak

guitars/backing vocals (Ceremonial Oath, Crystal Age)

Pontus Norgren

guitars

Fredrik Larsson

bass/backing vocals (Crystal Age)

Anders Johansson

drums (Keegan, Yngwie Malmsteen, Silver Mountain, Winterlong)

Former Members/Guests

Glenn Ljungstrom

guitars

Stefan Elmgren

guitars

Magnus Rosén

bass (Jorn, Keegan, Revolution Renaissance, X-World/5)

Jesper Strömblad

drums (Dimension Zero, In Flames, Sinergy)

Patrik Räfling

drums


Discography



Glory To The Brave 
1997 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Dragon Lies Bleeding
  2. The Metal Age
  3. Hammerfall
  4. I Believe
  5. Child Of The Damned
  6. Steel Meets Steel
  7. Stone Cold
  8. Unchained
  9. Glory To The Brave
  • Joacim Cans
  • Oscar Dronjak
  • Glenn Ljungstrom
  • Fredrik Larsson
  • Jesper Strömblad
1997 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 



Legacy Of Kings 
1998 Nuclear Blast
  1. Heeding the call
  2. Legacy of kings
  3. Let the hammer fall
  4. Dreamland
  5. Remember yesterday
  6. At the end of the rainbow
  7. Back to back
  8. Stronger than all
  9. Warriors of faith
  10. The fallen one
  • Joacim Cans
  • Oscar Dronjak
  • Stefan Elmgren
  • Magnus Rosén
  • Patrik Räfling
1998 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



The First Crusade 
1999 Nuclear Blast




Renegade 
2000 Nuclear Blast
  1. Templars Of Steel
  2. Keep The Flame Burning
  3. Renegade
  4. Living In Victory
  5. Always Will Be
  6. The Way Of The Warrior
  7. Destined For Glory
  8. The Champion
  9. Raise The Hammer
  10. A Legend Reborn
  • Joacim Cans
  • Oscar Dronjak
  • Stefan Elmgren
  • Magnus Rosén
  • Anders Johansson
2000 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Crimson Thunder 
2002 Nuclear Blast
  1. Riders Of The Strom
  2. Hearts On Fire
  3. On The Edge Of Honour
  4. Crimson Thunder
  5. Lore Of The Arcane
  6. Trailblazers
  7. Dreams Come True
  8. Angel Of Mercy
  9. The Unforgiving Blade
  10. In Memoriam
  11. Hero's Return
  • Joacim Cans
  • Oscar Dronjak
  • Stefan Elmgren
  • Magnus Rosén
  • Anders Johansson

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



The Templar Renegade Crusades 
2002 Nuclear Blast




Hearts On Fire 
2002 Nuclear Blast




One Crimson Night  LIVE
2003 Nuclear Blast
  1. Lore of the Arcane
  2. Riders of the Storm
  3. Heeding the Call
  4. Stone Cold
  5. Hero's Return
  6. Legacy of Kings
  7. Bass Solo: Magnus Rosén
  8. At the End of the Rainbow
  9. The Way of the Warrior
  10. The Unforgiving Blade
  11. Glory to the Brave
  12. Guitar Solo: Stefan Elmgren
  13. Let the Hammer Fall
  14. Renegade
  15. Steel Meets Steel
  16. Crimson Thunder
  17. Templars of Steel
  18. Hearts On Fire
  19. HammerFall
  20. The Dragon Lies Bleeding
  21. Stronger Than All
  22. A Legend Reborn
  • Joacim Cans
  • Oscar Dronjak
  • Stefan Elmgren
  • Magnus Rosén
  • Anders Johansson




One Crimson Night 
2003 Nuclear Blast

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken 
2005 Nuclear Blast
  1. Secrets
  2. Blood Bound
  3. Fury Of The Wild
  4. Hammer Of Justice
  5. Never, Ever
  6. Born To Rule
  7. The Templar Flame
  8. Imperial
  9. Take The Black
  10. Knights Of The 21st Century
  • Joacim Cans
  • Oscar Dronjak
  • Stefan Elmgren
  • Magnus Rosén
  • Anders Johansson

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Threshold 
2006 Nuclear Blast
  1. Threshold
  2. The Fire Burns Forever
  3. Rebel Inside
  4. Natural High
  5. Dark Wings, Dark Words
  6. Howlin´With The ´Pac
  7. Shadow Empire
  8. Carved In Stone
  9. Reign Of The Hammer
  10. Genocide
  11. Titan
  • Joacim Cans
  • Oscar Dronjak
  • Stefan Elmgren
  • Magnus Rosén
  • Anders Johansson

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Steel Meets Steel - 10 Years Of Glory  COMPILATION
2007 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Abyss
  2. Last Man Standing
  3. HammerFall v07
  4. The Dragon Lies Bleeding
  5. Steel Meets Steel
  6. Glory to the Brave
  7. Heeding the Call
  8. At the End of the Rainbow
  9. Legacy of Kings
  10. Let the Hammer Fall (Live)
  11. Templars of Steel
  12. Renegade
  13. Always Will Be
  14. Keep the Flame Burning
  15. Riders of the Storm
  16. Hearts on Fire
  17. Crimson Thunder
  18. Hero's Return
  19. Blood Bound
  20. Secrets
  21. Fury of the Wild
  22. Never, Ever
  23. Threshold
  24. Natural High
  25. Dark Wings, Dark Words
  26. The Fire Burns Forever
  27. Restless Soul
  28. The Metal Age (Live)
  29. Stone Cold (Live)




Masterpieces  COMPILATION
2008 Nuclear Blast
  1. Child Of The Damned
  2. Ravenlord
  3. Eternal Dark
  4. Back To Back
  5. I Want Out
  6. Man On The Silver Mountain
  7. Head Over Heels
  8. Run With The Devil
  9. We're Gonna Make It
  10. Breaking The Law
  11. Angel Of Mercy
  12. Rising Force
  13. Detroit Rock City
  14. Crazy Night
  15. När Vindarna Viskar Mitt Namn
  16. Flight Of The Warrior
  17. Youth Gone Wild
  18. Aphasia

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Rebels With A Cause 
2008 Nuclear Blast

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



No Sacrifice, No Victory 
2009 Nuclear Blast
  1. Any Means Necessary
  2. Life Is Now
  3. Punish And Enslave
  4. Legion
  5. Between Two Worlds
  6. Hallowed Be My Name
  7. Something For The Ages
  8. No Sacrifice, No Victory
  9. Bring The Hammer Down
  10. One Of A Kind
  11. My Sharona
  • Joacim Cans
  • Oscar Dronjak
  • Pontus Norgren
  • Fredrik Larsson
  • Anders Johansson

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



Infected 
2011 Nuclear Blast
  1. Patient Zero
  2. Bang Your Head
  3. One More Time
  4. The Outlaw
  5. Send Me a Sign
  6. Dia de los Muertos
  7. I Refuse
  8. 666 - The Enemy Within
  9. Immortalized
  10. Let's Get It On
  11. Redemption
  • Joacim Cans
  • Oscar Dronjak
  • Pontus Norgren
  • Fredrik Larsson
  • Anders Johansson

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer  Angry Metal Guy 



Gate Of Dalhalla 
2012 Nuclear Blast




(r)Evolution 
2014 Nuclear Blast
  1. Hector's Hymn
  2. (r)Evolution
  3. Bushido
  4. Live Life Loud
  5. Ex Inferis
  6. We Won't Back Down
  7. Winter Is Coming
  8. Origins
  9. Tainted Metal
  10. Evil Incarnate
  11. Wildfire
  12. Demonized

  • Joacim Cans
  • Oscar Dronjak
  • Pontus Norgren
  • Fredrik Larsson
  • Anders Johansson


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