Label: Nuclear Blast
Genre: Heavy Metal
But sadly it appears to be a very early mild peak. Once its cheesy and infectious anthems are aside, the album is just a little flat really. Hector may have his “hammer high” but very quickly it falls and it’s more of a case of “hammer droop”.
The songs aren’t bad exactly but they just sound like Hammerfall. Over and over again. The title track is as lazy as it gets, their attempts to add some mood sound a tad pedestrian, and the closing “Wildfire" tries a real offbeat section that flops.
This all comes from someone who has dipped into Hammerfall over the years. If you’ve never heard them before and like your metal leaning towards power then grab it - but don’t be surprised when you find the back catalogue is mostly the same.
But then if you like your metal with a good power lean then you probably have Hammerfall’s catalogue already! This then won’t stand out.