Gloryhammer - Space 1992: Rise Of The Chaos Wizards



8.2 | 198 votes |
Release date: 25 September 2015
Style: Power metal

Owners:

155 have it
12 want it


01. Infernus Ad Astra
02. Rise Of The Chaos Wizards
03. Legend Of The Astral Hammer
04. Goblin King Of The Darkstorm Galaxy
05. The Hollywood Hootsman
06. Victorious Eagle Warfare
07. Questlords Of Inverness, Ride To The Galactic Fortress!
08. Universe On Fire
09. Heroes (Of Dundee)
10. Apocalypse 1992
11. Dundax Aeterna

Additional info
Track 11 is a hidden track available on the physical version only.

Staff review by
ScreamingSteelUS
Rating:
8.6
Gloryhammer is that all-too-rare band that embodies everything tiresome, juvenile, cliché, and hopelessly stupid about a genre and somehow manages to make it sound fresh and exciting - or at least extremely fun. Such an earnest overstuffing of cheese makes it hard to read them sometimes, as Tales From The Kingdom Of Fife demonstrated. Yet for Gloryhammer, this mission of dragons, wizards, undead unicorns… space goblins… hoots… what's a Questlord of Inverness? Well, anyway, it's a celebration of power metal, even a vaguely-messianic fulfillment, rather than a condemnation of its bloated excess.

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published 20.09.2015 | Comments (10)

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08.08.2015 - 09:47
FYA
Destroyer
I WANNA SET THE UNIVERSE ON FIREEEEE!!!
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08.08.2015 - 19:40
Rating: 8
FeskarN
Written by FYA on 08.08.2015 at 09:47

I WANNA SET THE UNIVERSE ON FIREEEEE!!!

YEAH! Really cool song! It's stuck in my head now xD
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The Land Is Silent... Before The Storm!
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24.09.2015 - 18:23
Rating: 8
deswesher
Awesome album !!!
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25.09.2015 - 17:29
Wukk
This completely deserves its premature 9.3 rating.
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If you're 666 then I'm 777
http://www.last.fm/user/Joodicator
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25.09.2015 - 17:34
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
As much as I want to check out a band named after my penis I probably won't bother, going by the power metal tag. I like the purpleness of the album cover though.
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25.09.2015 - 17:55
mz
^LOL
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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26.09.2015 - 22:13
The Galactician
Written by Guest on 25.09.2015 at 17:34

As much as I want to check out a band named after my penis I probably won't bother, going by the power metal tag. I like the purpleness of the album cover though.


Ha! Good one on both fronts. :-D

I'm only a few minutes into this record but it already gets a thumbs up based on the opening narration alone. I can get behind a band who earnestly understands how ridiculous they are. If Weird Al were well-executed power metal he would be these dudes.
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27.09.2015 - 05:59
todesfest
If heavy metal albums were movies, this release is the equivalent of Machete Kills Again...in Space !!
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01.10.2015 - 16:31
Rating: 9
Sword_Chant
The lyrics are very cheesy, but the vocals and music more than make up for it.
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01.10.2015 - 16:45
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Sword_Chant on 01.10.2015 at 16:31

The lyrics are very cheesy, but the vocals and music more than make up for it.


Both the vocals and the music are as cheesy as the music.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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01.10.2015 - 16:51
Zap
Phlegmish
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 01.10.2015 at 16:45

Both the vocals and the music are as cheesy as the music.

The music is definitely as cheesy as the music I think we can all at least agree on that
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And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
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01.10.2015 - 17:36
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Oops I of course meant the vocals and music are as cheesy as the lyrics.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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01.10.2015 - 18:47
Rating: 9
Sword_Chant
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 01.10.2015 at 17:36

Oops I of course meant the vocals and music are as cheesy as the lyrics.


Tasty cheese imo
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01.10.2015 - 19:38
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by Zap on 01.10.2015 at 16:51

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 01.10.2015 at 16:45

Both the vocals and the music are as cheesy as the music.

The music is definitely as cheesy as the music I think we can all at least agree on that

Haha, Marcel CAN be FUNNY.
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03.10.2015 - 12:37
Rating: 9
Necrodamus
This album is just a ton of fun. Very well-performed power metal with a splash of tongue-in-cheek antics.
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09.10.2015 - 12:20
Rating: 9
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Anyone know what the 11th track is called?
Edit: Nevermind, I found it on Wikipedia.
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"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!"
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14.10.2015 - 10:52
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
album of the year
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My rest seems now calm and deep
Finally I got my dead man sleep


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17.10.2015 - 12:47
Rating: 9
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Written by Ellrohir on 14.10.2015 at 10:52

album of the year

Easily in my top 2. Not sure about the order.
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"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!"
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22.10.2015 - 11:37
Rating: 9
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Is the Hollywood Hootsman supposed to be the barbarian from the other album? And is this reminding anyone else of Bal-Sagoth?
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"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!"
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03.02.2016 - 10:07
Rating: 6
Nicko's Nose
Not bad, but I've heard those chord progressions, riffs, melodies and choruses a hundred times before.
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09.07.2016 - 01:38
Overrwatcher
So apparently the artwork had some tracing done:



For reference, that is Gul'Dan from Warcraft. While /r/wow is going hardcore witch hunt mode, I find it to be a real cool nod considering that Hammerfall's art is made by Sam Didier, Blizzard's art director. Power metal has generic high fantasy themes, Warcraft is generic high fantasy (although they were the first to canonically humanize orcs), and Warcraft has its fair share of "inspirations" as well.
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Written by Dr. Strawberry on 12.06.2016 at 19:43

Overwatcher, MS Xena, crumbled him in no time. MS needs you to kill the boredom in here.
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18.07.2016 - 07:21
Mattybu
Written by Overrwatcher on 09.07.2016 at 01:38

So apparently the artwork had some tracing done:

*hand looks exactly like Guldan picture*


One of my friends pointed this out to me when we first saw the album cover.... I was a little ashamed cause it's something I probably should have recognized on my own
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21.07.2018 - 12:34
Rating: 8
Mountain King
K i K o
Still a very good album, although I prefer the debut but this one has grown on me specially after listening to the band live and now I believe it's close to the debut.
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