HammerFall - Legacy Of Kings

8.4 | 423 votes |
Release date: 28 September 1998
Style: Power metal


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01. Heeding The Call
02. Legacy Of Kings
03. Let The Hammer Fall
04. Dreamland
05. Remember Yesterday
06. At The End Of The Rainbow
07. Back To Back [Pretty Maids cover]
08. Stronger Than All
09. Warriors Of Faith
10. The Fallen One

Additional info
Formats: CD, LP, shaped CD, picture LP, value box (with "Always Will Be" CDS), cardboard box with CD, sticker and autographed cards

Produced by Fredrik Nordström and Oscar Dronjak, co-produced by Joacim Cans.
Recorded, engineered and mixed by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman, Göteborg, April-June, 1998. Mastered by Göran Finnberg at The Mastering Room, Göteborg, June 1998.
All songs written by Dronjak/Cans/Strömblad except track 7 by Hammer/Owens/Atkins and track 8 by Dronjak.
All songs published by Prophecies Publishing except track 7 by CBS Records.
Paitings by Andreas Marschall after a concept by Joacim Cans and Oscar Dronjak.

The band:
Joacim Cans - lead and backing vocals
Oscar Dronjak - guitar and backing vocals
Stefan Elmgren - lead guitar
Magnus Rosén - bass guitar
Patrik Räfling - drums

Guest performers:
William J. Tsamis - lead guitar on "At The End Of The Rainbow"
L-O Forsberg - grand piano
Fredrik Nordström - grand piano arrangements
The Jericho Brothers - backing vocals
Ronny Milianovic - backing vocals
Peter Taxén - backing vocals
Per Cederwall - backing vocals

Limited edition came in a pictured (same picture as in the booklet) cardboard box containing a signed plectrum and photos of the band.

The Russian version includes the following bonus tracks:
11. Eternal Dark*
12. Stone Cold (Live)*
13. I Want Out (Helloween cover)
14. Man On The Silver Mountain (Rainbow Cover)
15. The Metal Age (Live)
The Korean version includes the bonus tracks marked with a *

There is a limited version that includes all four tracks from the 'Always Will Be' single as bonus tracks.

There is also a re-release of the album which contains a videoclip for 'Let the Hammer Fall', and two additional live tracks:
11. The Metal Age (live)
12. Steel Meets Steel (live)

Guest review by
With 1998's 'Legacy Of Kings', Hammerfall brought absolutely nothing new to the large and intimidating table of Heavy Metal. Still, this is a great album and it deserves some respect. This is far from a master-work, mind you, but it is Hammerfall's best so far. If they could write another one like this again (the only other that came close after was Crimson Thunder, in my opinion) then I just might have to get back into this band.

published 29.09.2007 | Comments (8)

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16.05.2011 - 23:35
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Good power metal. Instruments are perfect but gave it a 9 because of the cheesy vocals. Grows with more listens.
28.02.2013 - 19:12
Rating: 9
This was the album that got me into metal. Today it is one of few power metal albums I still like.
15.04.2013 - 17:18
Hammerfall's Renegade was the album that got me into metal, but this album is in my opinion their best one
04.05.2017 - 18:15
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Generic PM, nothing more, nothing less, whit few good songs
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