Legacy of Kings

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Legacy of Kings
Legacy Of Kings.jpg
Studio album by
Released28 September 1998
RecordedApril–June 1998 Studio Fredman, Sweden
GenreHeavy metal, power metal
Length45:06
LabelNuclear Blast
ProducerFredrik 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: 3 August 1998
  2. "I Want Out[1]"
    Released: 2 August 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars link

Legacy of Kings is the second album created by the Swedish metal band HammerFall. It was released on 28 September 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.

In 2019, Metal Hammer ranked it as the 9th best power metal album of all time.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Heeding the Call"Oscar Dronjak, Joacim Cans, Jesper Strömblad4:30
2."Legacy of Kings"Dronjak, Cans, Strömblad4:13
3."Let the Hammer Fall"Dronjak, Cans, Strömblad4:16
4."Dreamland"Dronjak, Cans, Strömblad5:42
5."Remember Yesterday"Dronjak, Cans, Strömblad5:04
6."At the End of the Rainbow"Andy Mück, Dronjak, Cans4:05
7."Back to Back" (Pretty Maids cover)Ken Hammer, Alan Owen, Ronnie Atkins3:39
8."Stronger Than All"Dronjak4:29
9."Warriors of Faith"Dronjak, Cans, Strömblad4:45
10."The Fallen One"Dronjak, Cans, Strömblad4:23

Regional differences[3][edit]

  • In 2001 a Russian version was released with the following bonus tracks[4]
No.TitleLength
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".

Chart positions[edit]

Country Ranked
Japan 71
Germany 15
Austria 34
Sweden[5] 15

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nuclearblast.de/en/label/music/band/discography/details/75081.70924.i-want-out.html
  2. ^ Chantler, Chris (14 November 2019). "The 25 greatest power metal albums". Metal Hammer. Future plc. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 May 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://www.discogs.com/HammerFall-Legacy-Of-Kings/release/2103716
  5. ^ http://swedishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=HammerFall&titel=Legacy+Of+Kings&cat=a

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