Squeeze your sack, throw your hair back, and point your sword towards the sky. Tonight we ride! Riding on the fiery plumes of operatic power-metal, Hammerfall are Sweden's leading export of early-'80s heavy-metal, best exemplified by bands such as Queensryche and Helloween. In fact, it was these Scandinavians' love for soaring vocals, shredding guitars, and fist-pumping anthems that catapulted this brand of European alloy back into favor.
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