HammerFall - Dominion



7.1 | 103 votes |
Release date: 16 August 2019
Style: Power metal

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01. Never Forgive, Never Forget
02. Dominion
03. Testify
04. One Against The World
05. (We Make) Sweden Rock
06. Second To One
07. Scars Of A Generation
08. Dead By Dawn
09. Battleworn
10. Bloodline
11. Chain Of Command
12. And Yet I Smile
13. You Win Or You Die [Japanese bonus]

Line-up
Joacim Cans - vocals
Oscar Fredrick Dronjak - guitars
Pontus Norgren - guitars
David Wallin - drums
Fredrik Larsson - bass

Guest musicians
Mats Levén - vocals (backing)
James Michael - vocals (backing), grand piano

Additional info
Recorded at Castle Black Studios, Härryda, Sweden and Red Level Three Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Mixed and mastered at Studio Fredman, Västra Frölunda, Sweden.

Guest review by
maglor
Rating:
7.0
HammerFall is one of the most legendary and influential bands in power metal and, in particular, in the Swedish metal / rock universe. On this eleventh studio album, they make this clear when they create Dominion, which fits perfectly with what HammerFall are.

This album comes after two mixed feelings albums, Built To Last and (r)Evolution, and it was the hope to a return to a more solid and consistent album, but Dominion brought nothing different from these albums, except a very good production. After listening to the complete album, only one or two songs will stay in your head; the lyrics are generic and disconnected with random themes. You can confirm this on YouTube, where Joacim Cans explains the creation of the album track by track and you realize the songs are pulled from nothing, but on the other hand you can realize too that their focus was in the production of the sound.

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published 07.05.2020 | Comments (1)

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17.08.2019 - 06:38
Seba Raven Rock
Very good
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17.08.2019 - 20:14
Rating: 7
tominator
At best deranged
Solid record. Not their most memorable record by all means but enjoyable enough for fans of the typical power metal tropes.
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19.08.2019 - 00:36
Rating: 9
mikeprado30
Heh, can't get what the people waits from a PM album. This album is really nice, and it's bashed here with a 6.9 But hell! We are in Metalstorm, a site where Power Metal is not well received
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BARDS WE ARE, BARDS WE WILL BE!
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19.08.2019 - 15:52
Rating: 6
SlaytanicBacon
Written by mikeprado30 on 19.08.2019 at 00:36

Heh, can't get what the people waits from a PM album. This album is really nice, and it's bashed here with a 6.9 But hell! We are in Metalstorm, a site where Power Metal is not well received


For the record, I enjoy Power Metal but when was the last time HammerFall made a very strong memorable album? I enjoyed Dominion but it is nothing compared to their early works - Legacy of Kings, Glory to the Brave, Crimson Thunder etc
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19.08.2019 - 17:43
SAY10
Written by mikeprado30 on 19.08.2019 at 00:36

Heh, can't get what the people waits from a PM album. This album is really nice, and it's bashed here with a 6.9 But hell! We are in Metalstorm, a site where Power Metal is not well received


The last album I bought from Hammerfall was Crimson Thunder --- I remember it pretty well because I bought it at the same time as Prophet from Luca Turilli, and they can't be compared, tho I enjoyed both --- but almost all the newer songs I heard from Hammerfall didn't do anything for me. I also recall some interview where Hammerfall basically admit they are in music just for the money. While I appreciate the honesty, I still believe in people doing music because they love it. I believe in people doing something for their passion, and if you're good, money will show up. Doing just for money doesn't feel right for me.

As for this one, I haven't bought but I listened at Youtube, the song Dominion I actually liked quite a lot, the rest of the album not really. But I won't cast a vote.
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28.08.2019 - 09:40
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Tage Westerlund
No matter how you try at late age you never will be young and put out that kind records. One killer song what can be all time classic, we make Sweden rock, rest is good record wight few weaker songs
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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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31.08.2019 - 11:50
Belegûr
Arise In Might!
3 or 4 decent songs, rest pretty average.
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07.09.2019 - 13:54
Rating: 8
Mountain King
K i K o
I would give it a good rating of 7. But I am giving an 8 due to Joacim's majestic vocals and his ability to keep or even improve his voice in the last years. On some songs, his range is really remarkable so kudos to him. The solos are good too but nothing new or groundbreaking. I enjoyed the album but I must admit, I am even lost between their last few albums because there is nothing that memorable apart from 1 - 2 songs from each.
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25.12.2019 - 20:53
Rating: 5
Metren
Chameleon
Written by SlaytanicBacon on 19.08.2019 at 15:52

For the record, I enjoy Power Metal but when was the last time HammerFall made a very strong memorable album?


That's an easy question, the answer is never.

Probably the most bland band out there in my ears. This album is at best mediocre in regards to songwriting and the mastering is utter garbage.
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I am not nor have I ever been a musician or a member of a one-man band, especially a band that has a name that starts with "D".
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