Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken

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Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken
Studio album by HammerFall
Released March 4, 2005
Recorded Lundgård Studios, Denmark
Genre Power metal, heavy metal
Length 50:44
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Charlie Bauerfeind
HammerFall chronology
One Crimson Night
(2003)
Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken
(2005)
Threshold
(2006)
Singles from Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken
  1. "Blood Bound"
    Released: January 28, 2005[1][2]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
Sea of Tranquility 4.5/5 stars[4]
Metal Perspective 9/10 stars[5]

Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken is the fifth studio album by the Swedish metal band HammerFall. It was released in 2005 through Nuclear Blast. The last track is followed by almost two minutes of silence and a short hidden track (0:15).

The album's title was inspired by the family motto of the fictional House Martell of Dorne from the series "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R. R. Martin, as well as the name of the songs "Hammer of Justice," "Take the Black" and "Fury of the Wild". The lyric "Nothing burns like the cold" from "Never, Ever" is taken from the first chapter of A Game of Thrones, the first book in the series.
The cover artwork was created by Samwise Didier.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Secrets"   Oscar Dronjak, Joacim Cans 6:06
2. "Blood Bound"   Dronjak, Cans 3:49
3. "Fury of the Wild"   Dronjak, Cans 4:44
4. "Hammer of Justice"   Dronjak, Cans 4:37
5. "Never, Ever"   Dronjak 4:05
6. "Born to Rule"   Dronjak, Cans, Stefan Elmgren 4:08
7. "The Templar Flame"   Dronjak, Cans 3:41
8. "Imperial"   Dronjak 2:29
9. "Take the Black"   Dronjak, Cans 4:46
10. "Knights of the 21st Century"   Dronjak, Cans 12:19

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Conrad "Cronos" Lant [VENOM] - infernal voice on "Knights of the 21st Century"
  • Patrick Benzer - keyboards; additional keyboard programming
  • Martin Meyer - clavinet on "Secrets"
  • Rolf Köhler, Olaf Zenkbiel, Mats Rendlert, Joacim Lundberg, Markus Sköld, Johan Aremyr - additional backing vocals

Charts[6][7][edit]

Country Peak Position
France 159
Hungary 11
Germany 12
Finland 18
UK (Rock/Metal) 25
Austria 36
Switzerland 39
Sweden 4
Italy 71

Release information[edit]

  • "The Metal Age" was included as a bonus track on the Brazilian release.
  • The album was also released as limited and numbered boxset (1,000 copies) containing the limited edition CD in a metal box, two HammerFall glasses, a HammerFall scarf and a certificate.
  • The limited metal box CD is available separately (10,000 copies) and includes an enhanced part: Blood Bound (video clip) and Making of "Blood Bound" (video).
  • The limited edition digipack includes an enhanced part: Blood Bound (video clip) and Picture Gallery.

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