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[J.D. DIAMOND] Monday, April 14, 2014 3:16:39 PM 
Morgana Lafey: A VERY good musicianship throughout the band,perhaps more talented instrumental wise than Hammerfall but as far as the actual song writting skills and the actual songs themselves?

Hammerfall to me is FAR,FAR much better at song writting. They are linked into "power metal" as thier style of music even though they answer to questions about power metal,they are actually a traditional british styled "heavy metal" band according to original vocalist Joacim Cans,and original guitarist Oscar Dronjak.

The same way Motorhead is called a heavy metal band when they are a hard ROCK band even according to Lemmey.

Hammerfall is very consistant,thier first 7 LPs kick major ass,and thier last album #8 "Infected" is the bands only SHIT album,with that album they should of been called "Hammerfail". Lol
[pipen] Sunday, April 06, 2014 3:28:28 AM 

 I seem to have forgotten how  to post images/videos like J.D has in this place, it's been a while since I posted 
anything in here, hehe!



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[pipen] Sunday, April 06, 2014 3:03:17 AM
An even better band from Sweden imo is Morgana Lefay, they have'nt had the recognition that Hammerfall has but they are far better I think. 

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[Jordan_20] Sunday, March 23, 2014 12:18:50 PM 
 Hammerfall are a great band, though I prefer Dragonforce when it comes down to Power Metal. My fav song of HF is "Last Man Standing"
[J.D. DIAMOND] Wednesday, October 16, 2013 1:53:26 AM 
Yeah the fact that I have them at # 3 ALL TIME best HEAVY METAL band bothers a lot of people....but really to me they ARE #3. I think they have achieved more than lets say Maiden musically in my opinion....better than most HM bands in my opinion.

Listen to the full lp of 2002's " Crimson Thunder".

Every track is kick butt except one...the ballad "Dreams Come True".....Priest has ballads too and don't like the majority of them too.

Hammerfall will be my #1 active HM band when Priest and Saxon hang up thier leathers.

Big time.
[Rick80] Saturday, September 21, 2013 6:58:41 PM 
That's too funny, how could anyone not like Rob Halford's stage presence? I like a lot of different bands and don't get too caught up in wheather their thrash or whatever style they are. If I like what I hear then it doesn't matter what genre they are. The first Metallica song I heard was "For Whom The Bell Tolls" and thouoght it was amazing. Never got to see them but I still think they are an amazing metal band. Probably shouldn't have called Hammerfall cheesy because I haven't listened to enough of their music.
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[J.D. DIAMOND] Monday, September 02, 2013 4:33:23 AM 
Metallica(1982-1986) and Megadeth are really like a heavy metal Thrash .....HF are a melodic heavy metal band...founded by Oscar Dronjak....he has many fav heavy metal influences. but Judas Priest is his all time fav.....vocalist J.Cans has many heavy band favs but Saxon are his all time fav....that really sums up Hammerfall...the melodic songs are really influenced by Biff and Saxon and the melodic side to Judas Priest shows up in thier material not to rip them off but to pay homage.
I don't think you would like HF...that's cool..we don't all like the same things obviously .

I am 43 yrs old and first got into Metallica in 1984 when I was 14 when I first heard a tape cassette of Ride The 1984 This blew me away. I also got MOP when it first came out in 86'....I was 16 and like now,an elite metal head....A.J.F.A. 1988 was a jump to commercial status and wasn't as quality metal as the previous 3 studio lps but still very much Metallica....but when the black album came out that did it for me. Like this thread....its only my opinion.

Megadeth I have never liked but I realize they are a worthy thrash band of course.
I saw Metallica live in 1986 On the Puppets tour(wow what a show that was let me tell ya)
and saw Megadeth open for King Diamond on the Fatal Portrait tour 1986 ...Peace Sells tour...

But when I rank HF...I don't count bands like Metallica and Megadeth because they have thrash links.The bands I do compare and rank with them only have traditinal heavy metal links in them.
[J.D. DIAMOND] Monday, September 02, 2013 4:03:32 AM 
Lol...yeah its a guy at my work, he's a huge Maiden fan that happens just to not like Judas Priest....I can't fathom it but so be it....what's funny is that his #2 fav band is old Van Halen and he doesn't like Halfords stage if D.L. Roths is any better?lol

Anyways,to rank Hammerfall over Iron Maiden would be unthinkable to Hammerfall's vocalist Joacim Cans and guitarist Oscar Dronjak...they would say no way...these guys appologized to Accept for the fact one tour Hammerfall headlined over Accept as they said it should of been the other way around....but to me they are #3 but OLD (1980-1984) Iron Maiden I rank #4 best heavy metal band all time. Its just an opinion.

The fact I rate Hammerfall #3 bothers many,I'm sure.
They aren't flawless...they have a couple tunes that are under par like every band does.

[Rick80] Sunday, September 01, 2013 8:37:27 PM 

I like those songs even if they are cheesy, LOL.  

I really don't know enough about Hammerfall to compare them to other bands but yeah the Killers album was amazing. I like Metallica and Megadeth. I think their up there with Priest. Not saying their better but up there in the same league. 

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[J.D. DIAMOND] Wednesday, August 28, 2013 2:17:22 AM 
Lol....yeah...he said they are cheesey with tracks like Take on the world...Hot Lover....I'm A Rocker......he said they are corney.......pretty much the same way you think Hammerfall are cheesey..ha ha...its all good, neither band are cheesey to me tell me....besides Priest abd Saxon...who are better than Hammerfall anyways? Iron Maiden? I'd say the Killers lp Hammerfall has not beat yet....but the rest of Maidens lps HF rivals and beats big time.

Who else....Dio? Ozzy? Sabbath? Accept? Yes great bands but to me HF beats them.

Who else is better than Priest?
[Rick80] Monday, August 26, 2013 10:28:13 PM 
Do you mind sharing how he explained Priest was cheesy?

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[J.D. DIAMOND] Thursday, August 08, 2013 5:04:47 AM 
(lol) I just heard a "metal head" about 2 weeks ago try to explain to me how Judas Priest was "cheesy"so hey,if your ears hear cheese like Manowar then more power to ya lol

And Priest is up there with the best heavy metal bands.....?
That's kinda cheesy,but that's ok......this would explain. why you are unaware of Saxon's music.
[Rick80] Friday, August 02, 2013 8:59:30 PM 
That's a pretty bold statement putting them in 3rd place among heavy metal bands. I listened to some of the Hammerfall videos you posted and in a way they are kind of cheesy like Manowar but that's ok. More power to you though in your evaluation. I'll have to listen to more Saxon to comment on them.There are so many great heavy metal bands and yes Judas Priest is right up there with the best of them.
[J.D. DIAMOND] Monday, July 29, 2013 2:06:20 AM 
At The End Of The Rainbow - One Crimson Night
[Trixi] Monday, July 08, 2013 2:56:14 AM 

 Oh, I see you, are the only one who post in your Hammerfall thread!

You think, you are better than me?  Not really!

On my Nostradamus thread, I had a topic for a discussion!

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[J.D. DIAMOND] Monday, July 08, 2013 12:47:16 AM 
Punish And Enslave - 2009 from No Sacrifice,No Victory
[J.D. DIAMOND] Monday, July 08, 2013 12:45:12 AM 
Threshold - 2007 first track off Threshold LP
[J.D. DIAMOND] Monday, July 08, 2013 12:42:17 AM 
Fury Of The Wild - Chapter V: Unbent,Unbowed,Unbroken 2005
[J.D. DIAMOND] Monday, July 08, 2013 12:39:28 AM 
Trailblazers - from Crimson Thunder 2002
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