Masterpieces (HammerFall album)

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Compilation album by HammerFall
Released June 27, 2008
Genre Heavy metal
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Jens Bogren
HammerFall chronology
Steel Meets Steel - Ten Years of Glory
No Sacrifice, No Victory

Masterpieces is a compilation album by power metal band, HammerFall.

The CD consists of all the cover versions recorded by HammerFall to date, plus three new unreleased songs (marked with asterisks in the track listing below).
The album cover makes references to the bands being covered by HammerFall, including a Twisted Sister logo spray painted on the wall, a shield with the Warlord logo on it, a stone with the Pretty Maids logo, a pumpkin (Helloween), a Japanese Rising Sun Flag (Loudness), an arm holding a guitar buried on the ground (Rising Force) an 'E' logo of Europe, a razor with Swedish steel written on it (Judas Priest) and a sign indicating Detroit referencing Kiss's Detroit Rock City. The Park Av. sign is in reference to Skid Row's "Youth Gone Wild," which contains the lyrics "I tell ya Park Avenue leads to Skid Row." The green-haired zombie is from the cover of Picture's album "Eternal Dark", and the Swedish flag refers to Roger Pontare's representation of Sweden in the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest.

Tracking list[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
1. "Child of the Damned" Bill Tsamis Warlord 3:42
2. "Ravenlord" Harald Spengler Stormwitch 3:31
3. "Eternal Dark" Laurens Bakker-Chriz Van Jaarsveld-Pete Lovell-Henry Van Manen-Rinus Vreugdenhil Picture 3:07
4. "Back to Back" Ronnie Atkins, Ken Hammer, Alan Owen Pretty Maids 3:39
5. "I Want Out" Kai Hansen Helloween 4:36
6. "Man on the Silver Mountain" Ritchie Blackmore, Ronnie James Dio Rainbow 5:55
7. "Head Over Heels" Peter Baltes, Deaffy, Udo Dirkschneider, Herman Frank, Wolf Hoffmann, Stefan Kaufmann Accept 4:35
8. "Run with the Devil" Styrbjörn Wahlquist Heavy Load 5:13
9. "We're Gonna Make It" Dee Snider Twisted Sister 3:33
10. "Breaking the Law" Rob Halford, K. K. Downing, Glenn Tipton Judas Priest 2:48
11. "Angel of Mercy" David T. Chastain Chastain 5:38
12. "Rising Force" Joe Lynn Turner, Yngwie J. Malmsteen Yngwie Malmsteen 4:31
13. "Detroit Rock City" Paul Stanley, Bob Ezrin Kiss 3:53
14. "Crazy Nights" Minoru Niihara, Akira Takasaki Loudness 3:38
15. "När vindarna viskar mitt namn" Peter Dahl, Linda Jansson, Thomas Holmstrand Roger Pontare 3:11
16. "Flight of the Warrior*" Tony Moore, Mark Reale, Don Van Stavern Riot 4:24
17. "Youth Gone Wild*" Rachel Bolan, Dave Sabo Skid Row 3:22
18. "Aphasia*" John Norum Europe 2:35

Chart positions[1][edit]

Country Position
Sweden 15
Switzerland 38
Germany 69


Guest musicians[edit]

  • "I Want Out": Vocals, guitar and keyboards by Kai Hansen, backing vocals by Udo Dirkschneider
  • "Man on the Silver Mountain": Drums by AC, backing vocals by Kai Hansen
  • "Head Over Heels": Lead vocals by Udo Dirkschneider, backing vocals by Kai Hansen


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