Legacy of Kings

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Legacy of Kings
Studio album by HammerFall
Released September 28, 1998
Recorded April - June 1998 Studio Fredman, Sweden
Genre Power metal, speed metal
Length 45:06
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Fredrik Nordström & Oscar Dronjak
HammerFall chronology
Glory to the Brave
(1997)
Legacy of Kings
(1998)
Renegade
(2000)
Singles from Legacy of Kings
  1. "Heeding the Call"
    Released: August 3, 1998
  2. "I Want Out[1]"
    Released: August 2, 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

Legacy of Kings is the second album created by the Swedish metal band HammerFall. It was released on September 28, 1998, by Nuclear Blast Records.
The enhanced CD release includes the music video for the track "Let the Hammer Fall", a photo gallery, lyrics for the songs, PC wallpapers, a screensaver, and a Winamp skin only on the Bonus Deluxe Edition. The cover art for this album was painted by Andreas Marschall.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Heeding the Call"   Dronjak, Cans, Strömblad 4:30
2. "Legacy of Kings"   Dronjak, Cans, Strömblad 4:13
3. "Let the Hammer Fall"   Dronjak, Cans, Strömblad 4:16
4. "Dreamland"   Dronjak, Cans, Strömblad 5:42
5. "Remember Yesterday"   Dronjak, Cans, Strömblad 5:04
6. "At the End of the Rainbow"   Dronjak, Cans, Strömblad 4:05
7. "Back to Back" (Pretty Maids cover) Hammer, Owen, Atkins 3:39
8. "Stronger Than All"   Dronjak 4:29
9. "Warriors of Faith"   Dronjak, Cans, Strömblad 4:45
10. "The Fallen One"   Dronjak, Cans, Strömblad 4:23

Chart positions[2][edit]

Country Ranked
Japan 71
Germany 15
Austria 34
Sweden 15

Regional differences[3][edit]

  • In 2001 a Russian version was released with the following bonus tracks[4]
No. Title Length
11. "Eternal Dark" (Picture cover)  
12. "Stone Cold" (Live)  
13. "I Want Out" (Helloween cover)  
14. "Man on the Silver Mountain" (Rainbow cover)  
15. "The Metal Age" (Live)  
  • Legacy of Kings Box (limited box which contains CD of Legacy of Kings, personalized pick, Heeding The Call sticker and signed cards of each member.), LP, Shape CD (Sun-Shaped), Picture LP, Value Box (With "Always Will Be" CDS) and Deluxe Edition.
  • All versions contain the songs from #1 to #10, excepted the ones listed below.
  • The Japanese release contains "Eternal Dark", Stone Cold" and "Steel Meets Steel" as bonus tracks, plus the enhanced part.
  • The Brazilian release contains "I Want Out" as bonus track.
  • Deluxe Edition contains "The Metal Age" and "Steel Meets Steel" (both recorded live) as bonus tracks.
  • There is a limited version that includes all four tracks from the "Always Will Be" single as bonus tracks.
  • There is also a re-release of the album which contains a videoclip for "Let the Hammer Fall", and two additional live tracks: "The Metal Age" and "Steel Meets Steel".

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