HammerFall - Crimson Thunder

8.1 | 406 votes |
Release date: 28 October 2002
Style: Power metal


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01. Riders Of The Storm
02. Hearts On Fire
03. On The Edge Of Honour
04. Crimson Thunder
05. Lore Of The Arcane
06. Trailblazers
07. Dreams Come True
08. Angel Of Mercy [Chastain cover]
09. The Unforgiving Blade
10. In Memoriam
11. Hero's Return
12. Rising Force [Yngwie Malmsteen cover] [European bonus]
13. Detroit Rock City [Kiss cover] [US bonus]
14. Crazy Nights [Loudness cover] [Japanese bonus]

Joacim Cans - vocals
Stefan Elmgren - guitars, backing vocals
Oscar Fredrick Dronjak - guitars, backing vocals
Anders Johansson - drums
Magnus Rosén - bass

Additional musicians:
Mat Sinner - backing vocals
Rolf Köhler - backing vocals
Mats Rendlert - backing vocals
Christoph Lutz - backing vocals
Markus Wosgien - backing vocals
Daniel Böhm - backing vocals
Oscar Dronjak - keyboards
Stefan Elmgren - keyboards
Patrick Benzner - keyboards, strings
Johan Bergquist - keyboards
Martin Meyer - clavinet
Boris Matchin - cello

Additional info
Formats: CD, digipack CD, LP, shaped CD, picture LP, comic book edition, leather bound comic book edition, DVD-Audio, value box (with "Hearts On Fire" CDS), Gold Award edition

Produced, mastered, mixed and engineered by Charlie Bauerfeind.
Cello by Boris Matchin and clavinet by Martin Meyer, recorded at Capell Meister Studios. Additional keyboards and strings by Patrick Benzer, assisted by Jan Rubach.

Guest review by
After Swedish power metal act Hammerfall's less than impressive 2000 release Renegade , the band have rethought their game plan of attack and come up with their fourth release Crimson Thunder. While the formula has hardly changed, there is a slight change of pace within Hammerfall's traditional power metal roots.

published 18.09.2003 | Comments (24)

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15.10.2012 - 11:10
Rating: 8
M C Vice
Nothin' says power metal like a song about a unicorn.
"Another day, another Doug."
"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
" 'Tis a lie! Thy backside is whole and ungobbled, thou ungrateful whelp!"
05.08.2013 - 20:02
Rating: 7
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
I needet band what I have only one CD so i pick this one , and gave a try before leave to do bussness in skattewerket
so seems band liks playing PM and they do it from hearth, this is not bad as other bands who spmply play, even I am not BIG fan of this band, but maybe once in time I can listen
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27.10.2016 - 20:01
Rating: 7
One of the band's better albums in my opinion, simply because I believe it's more consistent than their previous offerings. Probably not saying much given that Hammerfall have always been a one-trick pony essentially, but most of the songs here deliver, even if they don't really stand out as much. "Lore of the Arcane" is a personal highlight.
07.09.2019 - 13:58
Rating: 9
Mountain King
K i K o
2nd fav Hammerfall album after... of course "Legacy Of Kings"
17.06.2020 - 17:14
Rating: 7
This is the album that got me into Hammerfall, it has lost some of its luster with the years, but I still love some of the songs; Hero's Return, On the Edge of Honour and my favorite Trailblazers.
18.06.2020 - 09:17
JoHn DoE
Ok album
Hearts On Fire is a rather terrible song though.
I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.

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