Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken

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Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken
HammerFall - Chapter V.jpg
Studio album by
Released4 March 2005
RecordedLundgård Studios, Denmark
GenrePower metal, heavy metal
LabelNuclear Blast
ProducerCharlie Bauerfeind
HammerFall chronology
One Crimson Night
Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken
Singles from Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken
  1. "Blood Bound"
    Released: 28 January 2005[1][2]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Sea of Tranquility[4]
Metal Perspective[5]

Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken is the fifth studio album by the Swedish power metal band HammerFall, released in 2005 through Nuclear Blast. It features the track "Knights of the 21st Century", which includes guest vocals from Venom frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant; it is also the band's longest studio recording to date with a length of 10:25, though after 1 minute and 40 seconds of silence, at 12:05, there is an outtake from Cronos.

The album's title was inspired by the family motto of the fictional House Martell of Dorne from the fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, as were the names 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]

1."Secrets"Oscar Dronjak, Joacim Cans6:06
2."Blood Bound"Dronjak, Cans3:49
3."Fury of the Wild"Dronjak, Cans4:44
4."Hammer of Justice"Dronjak, Cans4:37
5."Never, Ever"Dronjak4:05
6."Born to Rule"Dronjak, Cans, Stefan Elmgren4:08
7."The Templar Flame"Dronjak, Cans3:40
9."Take the Black"Dronjak, Cans4:46
10."Knights of the 21st Century"Dronjak, Cans12:20


Additional musicians[edit]

  • Conrad "Cronos" Lant (from 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


Country Peak position[6]
France 159
Hungary 11
Germany 12
Finland 18
UK (Rock/Metal) 25
Austria 36
Switzerland 39
Sweden 4[7]
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, as well as a blue coin with the HammerFall logo on it.


  1. ^ "HammerFall - Blood Bound - Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives".
  2. ^ "Bands".
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ Sea of Tranquility review
  5. ^ Metal Perspective review Archived 27 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "HOME".
  7. ^ Steffen Hung. "HammerFall - Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken". Retrieved 13 August 2022.

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