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Release date: 4 March 2005
Style: Power metal


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01. Secrets
02. Blood Bound
03. Fury Of The Wild
04. Hammer Of Justice
05. Never, Ever
06. Born To Rule
07. The Templar Flame
08. Imperial
09. Take The Black
10. Knights Of The 21st Century
+ Blood Bound [video] [Digipak bonus]

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Released: March 4th, 2005 in Sweden. March 7th in Europe
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Formats: -

Produced, mixed, mastered and engineered by Charlie Bauerfeind
Recorded at Lundgård Studios, Denmark, September 4th-October 25th, 2004
Mixed at Mi Sueño Studios, Tenerife, November 4th-25th, 2004
All songs written by Oscar Dronjak and Joacim Cans, except "Born To Rule" by Oscar Dronjak, Joacim Cans and Stefan Elmgren, and "Never, Ever" and "Imperial" by Oscar Dronjak
All songs published by Warner/Chappell except "Born To Rule" by Warner Chappell/manus
Acoustic guitar on "Never, Ever" by Stefan Elmgren, on "Imperial" by Oscar Dronjak
Keyboard programming by Oscar Dronjak, additional keyboard programming by Patrick Benzer. All keyboards played by Patrick Benzer except clavinet on "Secrets" by Martin Meyer. String arrangement on "Never, Ever" by Dave Roth
Additional backing vocals by Rolf Köhler, Olaf Zenkbiel, Mats Rendlert, Joacim Lundberg, Markus Sköld och Johan Aremyr
Special guest appearance on "Knights Of The 21st Century", from the very depth of hell, Mr. Conrad "Cronos" Lant
Artwork by Samwise Didier following an original idea by Joacim Cans and Oscar Dronjak
Photos by Michael Johansson
A&R: Matthias Lasch
Layout by Thomas Everhard

The band:
Joacim Cans - lead and backing vocals
Oscar Dronjak - lead and rhythm guitars, backing vocals
Stefan Elmgren - lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
Magnus Rosén - bass guitar
Anders Johansson - drums

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Hello guys, now I am ready to write a review for one of my favourite bands: Hammerfall. Hammerfall is just another Power Metal band, but if compared with several others (I will not say which ones) they are pretty good. This is their fifth work but I have to say that I am kind of disappointed with the fact that the band that has made such good albums like "Legacy Of Kings" and "Renegade" can't do something better than this.

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R Lewis - 16.06.2014 at 11:24  
Rating: 7 The album has some great HF classics and deserves a 9, excluding "Knight of the 21st Century", that's among the worst, most ridiculous tracks I've ever had to listen. I seriously hope that's a joke.

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