No matter how much everything changes in culture and the world at a large, heavy metal endures. It empowers.
It engages. It engenders strength. It also outlasts fads. Since forming in Gothenburg, Sweden during 1993, the quintet—Oscar Dronjak [guitar], Joacim Cans [vocals], Fredrik Larsson [bass], Pontus Norgen [guitar], and David Wallin [drums]—still storms the gates of heavy music’s pantheon and waves the genre’s flag higher and higher on every subsequent release. With multiple international number ones, gold certifications, sold out tours, and over 100 million streams and 100 million YouTube views by 2019, the group upholds this venerable legacy on its eleventh full-length and second record with Napalm Records, Dominion.
In true HammerFall fashion, every element becomes dangerously and dramatically amplified. The riffs hit harder. The rhythms thunder louder. The choruses soar closer to the clouds.