HammerFall: Chapter V- Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken-2005.

Hammerfall:Power Heavy Metal from Sweden.

Discography:

Glory to the BraveSingle1997
Glory to the BraveFull-length1997
Heeding the CallSingle1998 
Legacy of KingsFull-length1998
On TourSplit1999 
The First CrusadeVideo1999 
I Want OutSingle1999
I Want Out / Hunting High and LowSplit2000 
RenegadeSingle2000 
RenegadeFull-length2000
Always Will BeSingle2001 
The Templar Renegade CrusadesEP2002 
The Templar Renegade CrusadesVideo2002 
Hearts on FireSingle2002
Crimson ThunderFull-length2002
Hearts on FireVideo2002 
One Crimson NightLive album2003
One Crimson NightVideo2003
Blood BoundSingle2005 
Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, UnbrokenFull-length2005
HammerFall / I / Belphegor SamplerSplit2006 
The Fire Burns ForeverSingle2006 
Natural HighSingle2006 
ThresholdFull-length2006
Last Man StandingSingle2007 
Steel Meets Steel – Ten Years of GloryCompilation2007
The Vinyl Single CollectionBoxed set2008 
Rebels with a Cause – Unruly, Unrestrained, UninhibitedVideo2008 
MasterpiecesCompilation2008
Any Means NecessarySingle2009 
Any Means NecessaryEP2009 
No Sacrifice, No VictoryFull-length2009
My SharonaSingle2010 
One More TimeSingle2011 
Send Me a SignSingle2011 
InfectedFull-length2011
B.Y.H.Single2011 
U.D.O.: Celebrator (Rare Tracks)Split2012 
Gates of DalhallaVideo2012 
Hector’s HymnSingle2014 
BushidoSingle2014 
(r)EvolutionFull-length2014
Sabaton & HammerFall: Metal MonstersSplit2014 
Hammer HighSingle2016 
Built to LastFull-length2016
The Vinyl CollectionBoxed set2017 
(We Make) Sweden RockSingle2019 
DominionFull-length2019
Second to OneSingle2020 
Live! Against the WorldLive album2020
Hammer Of DawnSingle2021 
Hammer of DawnFull-length2022

Members:

Oscar DronjakGuitars (1993-present)
See also: Ceremonial Oath, ex-Crystal Age, ex-Desecrator, ex-The Hippie Killers
Fredrik LarssonBass (1994-1997, 2007-present)
See also: Death Destruction, ex-Crystal Age, ex-None, ex-Cans, ex-Evergrey
Joacim CansVocals (1996-present)
See also: ex-Mrs. Hippie, ex-Cans, ex-Warlord, ex-Highlander
Pontus NorgrenGuitars (2008-present)
See also: Pänzer, ex-The Ring, ex-Dreams Fall, At the Movies, Talisman, ex-Ludor (live), ex-Great King Rat, ex-Humanimal, ex-Jekyll & Hyde, ex-Pontus Norgren, ex-The Poodles, ex-Zan Clan, ex-Jeff Scott Soto (live)
David WallinDrums (2014-2016, 2017-present)
See also: BlacksmithPain (live), Stormwind, ex-Meduza

Past Members:

Johan LarssonBass (1993-1994)
See also: ex-Carrion Carnage, ex-Purgamentum, ex-In Flames, ex-Carnal Grief, ex-Powerpig
Jesper StrömbladDrums (1993-1997)
See also: Ceremonial OathCyhraDimension Zero, ex-Desecrator, The Halo Effect, ex-In Flames, ex-Nightrage (live), ex-Sinergy, ex-The Resistance, ex-All Ends
Niklas SundinGuitars (1993-1995)
See also: Mitochondrial Sun, ex-Laethora, ex-Septic Broiler, ex-Dark Tranquillity, ex-Dead Man’s Banquet
Mikael StanneVocals (1993-1996)
See also: Dark TranquillityGrand Cadaver, ex-Septic Broiler, The Halo Effect, ex-In Flames (live)
Glenn LjungströmGuitars (1995-1997)
See also: ex-Dimension Zero, ex-In Flames, ex-The Resistance
Magnus RosénBass (1997-2007)
See also: BleckhornShadowsideTony MartinPlanet Alliance, ex-Keegan, ex-Revolution Renaissance, ex-X-World/5, Magnus Rosén, ex-Avalanch, ex-Jorn, ex-Geisha, ex-Fullforce, ex-Billionaires Boys Club, ex-Von Rosen
Patrik RäflingDrums (1997-1999)
See also: ex-Full Strike, ex-Heed, ex-Mega Slaughter, ex-Aeon, ex-Jaggernaut, ex-Highlander
Stefan ElmgrenGuitars (1997-2008)
See also: ex-Full Strike, ex-Cans, ex-Fullforce, ex-Highlander
Anders JohanssonDrums (1999-2014)
See also: BakteriaManowarHulkoff (live), Planet Alliance, ex-Johansson, ex-Fullforce, ex-Strokkur, Tungsten, ex-Oxidize, ex-Silver Mountain, ex-Stratovarius, ex-Tears of Anger, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Keegan, ex-Aces High, ex-Art Metal, ex-Billionaires Boys Club, ex-Blue Murder, ex-GEFF, ex-Grand Slam, ex-Hickory Heads, ex-Jens Johansson, ex-Mansson, ex-Mindcrime, ex-Snake Charmer
Johan KullbergDrums (2016-2017)
See also: Wolf, ex-Scudiero, ex-Animal, ex-Lion’s Share, ex-Section A, ex-Therion, ex-Chris Laney, ex-Frontiers, ex-Silent Knight, ex-Talk of the Town, ex-Zan Clan

3 thoughts on “HammerFall: Chapter V- Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken-2005.

  1. WishmasterTheDark, November 24th, 2011

    From the beginning until the very end, this studio album has to offer so many excellent songs. What band members did here is just pure perfect classic heavy/power metal release, without any kinds of commercial approach, or to make things easier-to-listen-to for people who are not metalheads. This is one in a row of excellent HammerFall’s studio albums. It’s not what people say, they didn’t change their style nor sound with this studio album, they just made more slower songs. This is another regular studio album, and it has excellent balance of bombastic, head-crushing, mind-blowing, heavy and fast songs, and killer, heavy, powerful songs as well. This insane balance of fast, and slower songs including powerful ballads and amazing acoustic song Imperial is what makes this amazing piece of heavy art. Band members gave their maximum here.

    Oscar in collaboration with Stefan made blazing, classic riffs which give special 80’s vibe, just with touch of modern and perfect production. Pure example are the songs: Fury Of The Wild and Take The Black. Riffs from other songs don’t have the same 80’s feel, but just listen to bombastic opener Secrets, a bit slower Blood Bound, Hammer Of Justice, power ballad Never, Ever, extremely heavy Born To Rule, The Templar Flame and the only progressive, and very complex song Knights Of The 21st Century. But without strong and melodic lead guitar work these songs would not be complete. Each song is filled with addicting melodic leads, which made songs so perfect. So, the only riff-less song is Imperial, which is short acoustic instrumental. It will take you to back to the middle ages, and give you a tavern-like feel because of its composition. It feels like a bard is playing, and entertaining the drunk people. This time it goes vice-versa: Stefan in collaboration with Oscar made so many orgasmic, creative, tasty, unique and technical guitar solos.

    You have really fast and very technical in Secrets where both of them show amazing skills, orgasmic and sexy solo in Blood Bound, shredding with passionate parts in Fury Of The Wild, one of the best composed solos ever in Hammer Of Justice. Just listen to that tapping, that creativity, that talent. Never, Ever has powerful, calm and very passionate solo, which fits in really well, and expresses feeling of that song even more. Born To Rule solo is in the same level as Hammer Of Justice. I mean come on, this is just raping of other bands who attempt to do something great. It is truly one of the best guitar solos ever. Stefan is really overlooked and underrated guitarist. He deserves much, much more credit. The Templar Flame has memorable and elegant solo, not technical nor fast at all, but that doesn’t make it sound bad. It’s just different than other solos from this studio album. Take The Black has insane, tasty and memorable solo, to melt your face before those blazing riffs and after them. Knights Of The 21st Century has excellent guitar solo too, mix of slower melodic, with killer fast licks.

    Knights Of The 21st Century is the longest song HammerFall ever did. However that doesn’t mean that this band has commercial approach. Songs they make are excellent, length doesn’t matter here. Cronos from the band Venom was the guest vocalist here. He did intro shouts, and had some spoken parts in the song. I don’t understand why after 10 minutes of this song comes silence winch lasts 2 minutes, and at the end Cronos starts to shout again, but much shorter than he did in the beginning. That was not cool. This is one of the most underrated and overlooked HammerFall’s songs, maybe just like the entire album. What I really like about this song is that slow tempo done with amazing Joacim’s vocals, cool lyrics, powerful and heavy riffs, and guitar harmonies. In the middle of the song comes the break, and everything becomes faster and mind-blowing. I wish they had more songs like this one.

    Not just Oscar and Stefan did excellent job here. Ok, Oscar is the mastermind, without him nothing would be the same, and Stefan is very dominant band member, but without Joacim and Anders things could have been much different. Joacim gave these songs a special flavor, and each song is even better because of his clean, high and manly vocals. Anders beat the fuck out of his drums, and gave special and pleasant feel in these songs. The only band member who dwells in the shades of these amazing band members is their bass guitar player Magnus.

    Good sides of this release:
    This album is full of heavy, blazing, creative and unique riffs, followed by orgasmic and incredible lead guitar work. Each song has perfect tempo and ambient, perfect guitar solos and vocals fit in well in every song. Lyrics are not about dragons and knights like the hate-boys like to say. Lyrics are mainly about band’s attitude, like Secrets, Blood Bound, Hammer Of Justice and Born To Rule. Also strong emotional lyrics can be found in the song Never, Ever. The rest of them are not that serious, but they were written to fit well while singing them out loud. Once again HammerFall proved that they are masters of heavy metal music, and their direction which is classic heavy/power metal. This release is a must-have for every metalhead.

    Bad sides of this release:
    None.

    Highlights:
    Every song.

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