Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken

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Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken
HammerFall - Chapter V.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 4, 2005
RecordedLundgård Studios, Denmark
GenreHeavy metal, power metal
Length50:44
LabelNuclear Blast
ProducerCharlie 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
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[3]
Sea of Tranquility4.5/5 stars[4]
Metal Perspective9/10 stars[5]

Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken is the fifth studio album by the Swedish metal band HammerFall and was released in 2005 through Nuclear Blast. It features the track "Knights of the 21st Century"; the band's longest studio recording to date at 12 minutes and 20 seconds.

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]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
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
8."Imperial"Dronjak2:29
9."Take the Black"Dronjak, Cans4:46
10."Knights of the 21st Century"Dronjak, Cans12:20

Personnel[edit]

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

Charts[edit]

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.

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