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Re: hammer fall! I was really into this band until 'Renegade' came out. That album sucked. They did redeem themselves with 'Crimson Thunder'. That's easily one of the best Power Metal albums ever IMO. 'Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken' was just generic and boring. It had a few alright tracks but it was as if they were trying too hard. 'Threshold' was a step in the right direction as far as quality goes but it still lacked the raw power of their first few albums. I completely gave up on them after hearing 'No Sacrifice, No Victory'. Trite garbage. I didn't even bother to checkout infected. I hate when bands do that.

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I was really into this band until 'Renegade' came out. That album sucked. They did redeem themselves with 'Crimson Thunder'. That's easily one of the best Power Metal albums ever IMO. 'Chapter V: Unbent' date=' Unbowed, Unbroken' was just generic and boring. It had a few alright tracks but it was as if they were trying too hard. 'Threshold' was a step in the right direction as far as quality goes but it still lacked the raw power of their first few albums. I completely gave up on them after hearing 'No Sacrifice, No Victory'. Trite garbage. I didn't even bother to checkout infected. I hate when bands do that.[/quote'] Heh. Renegade was by far my favorite. Nostalgic appeal, I guess. Not a terribly technical album, but I still liked pretty much everything on it.

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Re: hammer fall! just discovered HammerFall through the Renegade album (thanks again for recommending that Iceni) so NTNR I'm gonna disagree with you (no shock there hahaha) I think that album's great, haven't heard any of their new stuff but I've learned the hard way that if people who like the band hate it then it must be bad

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I just recently started listening to more Hammerfall, namely the No Sacrifice No Victory album. Needless to say, I have been listening to Legion nonstop for the past several weeks. Just about every single song in that album managed to stay in my head, but Legion is just... amazing. It is Energetic, exciting, and awesome. Perfect.

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I just recently started listening to more Hammerfall' date=' namely the No Sacrifice No Victory album. Needless to say, I have been listening to Legion nonstop for the past several weeks. Just about every single song in that album managed to stay in my head, but Legion is just... amazing. It is Energetic, exciting, and awesome. Perfect.[/quote'] That's the album I gave up on them. It's horribly generic power/pop. I ended up selling my copy less than a week after getting it. The founders really dug the hair metal scene and they're showing it now by playing the super sugary sounds of things best left ignored.

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garbage band' date=' with a career full of shit albums. How people think these queers are heavy metal is beyond me.[/quote'] Bitter, party of one, lol. Their first few albums were alright, but they are the G rated version of power metal.

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Bitter' date=' party of one, lol.[/quote'] Understatement of the bloody century. I gave up on them at about the same time, mainly because they insisted on taking everything that was potentially career-wrecking in Threshold; the excessive production that unfortunately highlighted the Really Bad Riffs. Then Infection came along and all of my hopes were very rudely dumped upon by that dense chunk of crap. They have a Resurrection shirt in the shop and I'm going to try to get it as an expression of my hope that they make something worthwhile soon.

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I'm revising my opinion of Chapter V, I don't think it's that bad of an album. There are a number of good songs on there although it doesn't quite play on HammerFall's strengths as a band. It sounds more traditional and Cans' vocals are fairly fun, but the strong melodic sense isn't as evident. Pity, since that's what distinguishes them from the really good traditional power metal bands like Primal Fear. All the same, I enjoy it.

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