HAMMERFALL have struck hard with their upcoming release Built to Last releasing via Napalm Records this November 4th, 2016. Sweden’s undisputed Traditional Heavy Metal gods have yet again proved what they do best. It’s been quite a long time since I received bands of this genre of metal and finally with this; it feels great! Built to last has left me satisfied in every possible way. Let’s take a look at it.


The album has most definitely smoldered everything in its path; right from the first track Bring it! to the last track Second to none. It peaks towards the end. It’s perfect in its execution and the whole soul of the album is carried well throughout. I think it’s definitely played a major role in maintaining the momentum of the album. The album sounds raw, organic and holds the old school standards in the highest fashion. The production is a class apart and the album’s epitome has been well captured.

Listen to ‘Hammer High‘:

Tracks like Bring it!; Hammer High, Built to last; are among my personal favourite tracks. The traditional guitar parts are pleasant to listen to and the melodies are a mood enhancer and it was an absolute pleasure spinning these. The solos in tracks like Bring it!; Star of Home will tell you what exactly I mean. The drums are stupendous! It fascinates me as to how the two instruments laud each other and are spot on. The variety that you observe will leave you asking for more; particularly in the track Stormbreaker. The vocals are impeccable or if I can find a better term for it. The vocals and the lyrical content are quite inspiring. It’s quite strong and is rebellious, speaking of war, army, battles history; the kind of stuff that grips me! The bass is exciting. The bass patterns will leave you mystified and is very diverse. That’s quite special and has added to the album’s boon. The only drawback is that the album has only ten tracks; but nonetheless this is one of those albums that will go down the history and be remembered for its perfection, in every single department.


Everything in this album is just great and flawless in its execution! Here’s to more Hammerfall!

Ratings: 100%

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Order the album here-

Napalm Records


Reviewed by-

Harsha Vardhan (Metaljesus Magazine– Chief Editor)


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