Thursday, May 18, 2017

The metal age (Hammerfall) (LP 110)

Hammerfall Glory To The Brave (CD - NEMS Enterprises, 1997) ***

Genre: Scandinavian pop/rock

Places I remember: Virgin Megastore Dubai Mall

Fab, and all the other pimply hyperboles: Hammerfall (the best that can said about the video is that it is 'of its time and genre'; but hang in there until the chorus at least and the shredding guitar solo)

Gear costume: Child Of the Damned

Active compensatory factors: Their debut album, and the only one I own, Glory to the Brave was a purchase from the Dubai Mall. For some reason they had an awesome collection of Scandinavian metal in the racks at the Virgin Megastore.

Dream Evil and Hammerfall became firm favourites and although I wouldn't find any more of their albums, I played it often while pootling along in the Purdmobile (a.k.a. the Tiida) in Al Ain.

Where do they all belong? Similar in approach to the mighty Dream Evil but more Americanised in feel.

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