HammerFall - Glory To The Brave


8.3 | 411 votes |
Release date: 27 June 1997
Style: Power metal

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01. The Dragon Lies Bleeding
02. The Metal Age
03. HammerFall
04. I Believe
05. Child Of The Damned [Warlord cover]
06. Steel Meets Steel
07. Stone Cold
08. Unchained
09. Glory To The Brave
10. Ravenlord [Stormwitch cover] [deluxe edition bonus]

Line-up
Joacim Cans - vocals
Oscar Fredrick Dronjak - guitars, backing vocals
Fredrik Larsson - bass, backing vocals
Glenn Ljungström - guitars

Additional musicians:
Patrik Räfling - drums
Stefan Elmgren - guitars
Mats Hansson - guitar
Fredrik Nordström - grand piano, keyboards, backing vocals
Hans Björk - backing vocals
Niklas Isfält - background harmonies

Additional info
Released: June 27th, 1997
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Formats: CD, LP, shaped CD, picture LP, red vinyl LP, deluxe edition (with bonus material), value box (with "Renegade" CDS)

Jesper Stromblad is credited as the drummer but did not actually play on the album.

All songs written by Oscar Dronjak, Joacim Cans and Jesper Strömblad except track 4 by Joacim Cans and Peter Stålfors (Dream Evil), track 5 by Warlord and track 6 by Oscar Dronjak.

Re-released in 2002 as a Deluxe Edition with the Stormwitch cover "Ravenlord" (03:30) as a bonus track as well as a multimedia section including a music video.

A music video was made for "Glory to the Brave".

Guest review by
Spyroid
Rating:
5.2
It actually bothers me a lot that this album is considered not only good but also a classic by a lot of power metal fans. It might have been influent, although I don't really want to believe that, but it sure isn't good. I have never really liked Hammerfall - nowadays they are very good at writing catchy songs even if they're often quite boring, but on 'Glory To The Brave' the attempt to be catchy fails quite hard.

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published 13.06.2008 | Comments (19)

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19.07.2012 - 10:47
Rating: 9
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Damn, what was it with this band that had so much power.. this whole album is a bit immature at some points but there is this certain raw emotion that simply is not present on Threshold or Infected. the greatest track imo on this album is the title track, definitely a very emotional song and with the best lyrics they ever wrote. (though this isn't saying much )

A metal heart is hard to tear apart.
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Sing me a song, you're a singer
Do me a wrong, you're a bringer of evil.
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20.07.2012 - 02:47
RavenKing
Written by Valentin B on 19.07.2012 at 10:47

Damn, what was it with this band that had so much power.. this whole album is a bit immature at some points but there is this certain raw emotion that simply is not present on Threshold or Infected. the greatest track imo on this album is the title track, definitely a very emotional song and with the best lyrics they ever wrote. (though this isn't saying much )

A metal heart is hard to tear apart.


My favorite song is probably "Stone Cold".
I don't listen to this kind of metal nowadays but yes, it's good Powermetal and much better than anything they released in the last decade.
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They shake your hand and they smile and they buy you a drink
They say we'll be your friends we'll stick with you till the end
But everybody's only looking out for themselves
And you say who can you trust I'll tell you nobody
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20.07.2012 - 11:48
Rating: 9
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Written by RavenKing on 20.07.2012 at 02:47

My favorite song is probably "Stone Cold".
I don't listen to this kind of metal nowadays but yes, it's good Powermetal and much better than anything they released in the last decade.

I used to listen to this band while playing computer games. I remember "Stone Cold" came up and it was the first ever Hammerfall song I've heard, and thought it was ridiculous.. "these streets were once my home" was the one lyric that baffled me the most.. so here's a power metal song.. about hobos?
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Sing me a song, you're a singer
Do me a wrong, you're a bringer of evil.
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17.11.2012 - 15:10
megadeath13
Account deleted
Not much of a Hammerfall fan, but i find "Glory to the Brave" a refreshing and enjoyable Power metal album.
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07.12.2012 - 10:35
Rating: 7
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
River of steel?
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Sharks 2016 Premiers. Please don't choke this year.
"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
"I'll put whatever I want in your mouth!"
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27.10.2016 - 11:17
Rating: 6
musicalkaratekid
I'm not sure what I was actually expecting from this, but what I've decided is that it's really just an average power metal album-even if it is supposedly one of the band's best. There's a few great tunes here-"The Dragon Lies Bleeding", "The Metal Age" to name a couple-but then the second half takes a creative nosedive and creates a lot of monotony-"Stone Cold" being by far the most tiresome effort of the record. I guess if you're a devoted power metal fan this is probably great, but for everyone else it's a pretty bad starting point.
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03.05.2017 - 00:57
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Masterchief
As always opening album of every PM band are a bit heavier, same here but this was nothing special IMO , just an album, but few songs were good, somehow I think band did jot knew what they want, just went and do something as teenagers do
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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