5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Very good indeed!!,
This review is from: Crimson Thunder (Audio CD)The reason that I like Hammerfall so much is that they have amazing melodies, extremely high levels of energy and I do not need to be in a let's-try-and-think-what-the-f*@!-they-really-mean kind of mood in order to enjoy them. What the previous reviewer said about the reactions from listening to their albums is very familiar!! Also, call me crazy, but in my opinion they sould be the ones writing songs for the soundtrack of the next "Lord of the Rings" film, not sleep-inducing "artists" like Enya.
This one album in specific has in my opinion their best melodies, but unfortunately the production is polished a bit too much. Agreed, we all like shining swords and armor, but you don't really stay like that in the middle of a battle, do you?
I also do not really like the drummer. I know, the rest of the band say that he is a great guy and everything, but he is miles behind Patrick Rafling (from the first two albums) in terms of skill and simply adding his own signature to the songs.
Still, I am not here to criticize one of my favourite bands ever, just to say that they are really amazing and their latest album is no exception!!