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Release date: 27 June 1997
Style: Power metal

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01. The Dragon Lies Bleeding
02. The Metal Age
03. HammerFall
04. I Believe
05. Child Of The Damned [Warlord cover]
06. Steel Meets Steel
07. Stone Cold
08. Unchained
09. Glory To The Brave
10. Ravenlord [Stormwitch cover] [deluxe edition bonus]

Review
Lyrics (9)


Line-up
Joacim Cans - vocals
Oscar Fredrick Dronjak - guitars, backing vocals
Fredrik Larsson - bass, backing vocals
Glenn Ljungström - guitars

Additional musicians:
Patrik Räfling - drums
Stefan Elmgren - guitars
Mats Hansson - guitar
Fredrik Nordström - grand piano, keyboards, backing vocals
Hans Björk - backing vocals
Niklas Isfält - background harmonies


Additional info
Released: June 27th, 1997
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Formats: CD, LP, shaped CD, picture LP, red vinyl LP, deluxe edition (with bonus material), value box (with "Renegade" CDS)

Jesper Stromblad is credited as the drummer but did not actually play on the album.

All songs written by Oscar Dronjak, Joacim Cans and Jesper Strömblad except track 4 by Joacim Cans and Peter Stålfors (Dream Evil), track 5 by Warlord and track 6 by Oscar Dronjak.

Re-released in 2002 as a Deluxe Edition with the Stormwitch cover "Ravenlord" (03:30) as a bonus track as well as a multimedia section including a music video.

A music video was made for "Glory to the Brave".

Guest review by
Spyroid

Rating:
5.2
It actually bothers me a lot that this album is considered not only good but also a classic by a lot of power metal fans. It might have been influent, although I don't really want to believe that, but it sure isn't good. I have never really liked Hammerfall - nowadays they are very good at writing catchy songs even if they're often quite boring, but on 'Glory To The Brave' the attempt to be catchy fails quite hard.

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published 13.06.2008 | Comments (17)

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Valentin B - 19.07.2012 at 10:47  
Rating: 9 Damn, what was it with this band that had so much power.. this whole album is a bit immature at some points but there is this certain raw emotion that simply is not present on Threshold or Infected. the greatest track imo on this album is the title track, definitely a very emotional song and with the best lyrics they ever wrote. (though this isn't saying much )

A metal heart is hard to tear apart.
RavenKing - 20.07.2012 at 02:47  
 
Written by Valentin B on 19.07.2012 at 10:47

Damn, what was it with this band that had so much power.. this whole album is a bit immature at some points but there is this certain raw emotion that simply is not present on Threshold or Infected. the greatest track imo on this album is the title track, definitely a very emotional song and with the best lyrics they ever wrote. (though this isn't saying much )

A metal heart is hard to tear apart.


My favorite song is probably "Stone Cold".
I don't listen to this kind of metal nowadays but yes, it's good Powermetal and much better than anything they released in the last decade.
Valentin B - 20.07.2012 at 11:48  
Rating: 9
Written by RavenKing on 20.07.2012 at 02:47

My favorite song is probably "Stone Cold".
I don't listen to this kind of metal nowadays but yes, it's good Powermetal and much better than anything they released in the last decade.

I used to listen to this band while playing computer games. I remember "Stone Cold" came up and it was the first ever Hammerfall song I've heard, and thought it was ridiculous.. "these streets were once my home" was the one lyric that baffled me the most.. so here's a power metal song.. about hobos?
megadeath13 - 17.11.2012 at 15:10  
  Not much of a Hammerfall fan, but i find "Glory to the Brave" a refreshing and enjoyable Power metal album.
M C Vice - 07.12.2012 at 10:35  
Rating: 7 River of steel?

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