Hammerfall – Dominion

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November 2019
Released: August 16th, 2019 / Napalm Records
Rating: 4.5 / 5
Reviewer: John Haseltine

Hammerfall seems to have done it again. With the release of their 11th studio effort DOMINION a couple of months back, once again Hammerfall is carrying the torch with their brand of powerful yet melodic heavy metal.

I am not sure I really need to do too much in the way of overly describing what I have listened to here or what is playing now. Hammerfall is a great band that plays even better music. Over the years, I tend to skip over an album or two when it comes to adding Hammerfall to my collection. While I always get to listen to the ones I do not purchase, they always deliver in the most steadfast of ways.

The same seems to go for DOMINION. Not that it is just a repeat of their previous releases, it is an addition to the great catalog they have to offer. So, for those of you looking for Hammerfall to stray from the norm so to speak, I am sorry to say that is not the case here. What I can tell you, if you are looking forward to the album, you will in no way be disappointed as this to me is classic Hammerfall.

Another great release full of melodic, mid to fast-paced traditional power metal done by a band who have been at the top of their game for a long time now. There are many bands that go on and on in the same vein from album to album and it works, as it does here with DOMINION. So, for those of you who may gripe about it, go ahead. But I say if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it!

Another memorable album by Hammerfall!

1. Never Forgive, Never Forget
2. Dominion
3. Testify
4. One Against the World
5. (We Make) Sweden Rock
6. Second to One
7. Scars of a Generation
8. Dead by Dawn
9. Battleworn
10. Bloodline
11. Chain of Command
12. And Yet I Smile

Oscar Dronjak – Guitars
Fredrik Larsson – Bass
Joacim Cans – Vocals
Pontus Norgren – Guitars
David Wallin – Drums


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