Top positive review
No Sacrifice Definite Victory
on 29 April 2009
It's a good album with some good songs on it, most notable being Legion, No Sacrifice No Victory, Bring the Hammer Down and One Of A Kind with the cover of My Sharona being an excellent finisher.
Was a little disappointed with Between Two Worlds as when it started I expected to hear the guitars blasting in at any moment but it never happened and as a ballad-y song it was a shadow compared to the likes of Never Ever or Always Will Be.
I was also interested in hearing Something For The Ages as it is by the new guy, Pontus Norgren, and he had some pretty big shoes to fill after Stefan left but I was pleasantly suppressed, even if his style is a little different than Stefan Elmgren's.
As a final note, Joacim kept doing something that really annoyed me. At the end of some of the chorus' he'd add a couple of words which didn't really fit in the pattern, at least in my opinion. Like in Hallowed Be My Name he'd repeat, `My Name' at the end of the chorus and it kinda spoilt it for me.
It's a really good album though and I'm probably being overly harsh because Hammerfall is such a great band and my expectations are so high!