No Sacrifice, No Victory

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No Sacrifice, No Victory
HammerFall - No Sacrifice, No Victory.jpg
Studio album by HammerFall
Released February 20, 2009
Recorded PAMA Studios, Sweden
Sonic Train Studios, Sweden, June–November 2008
Genre Power metal, heavy metal
Length 49:49
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Charlie Bauerfeind
HammerFall chronology
No Sacrifice, No Victory
Singles from No Sacrifice, No Victory
  1. "Any Means Necessary[1]"
    Released: February 6, 2009
  2. "My Sharona[2]"
    Released: April 26, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [3] 3/5 stars
Danger Dog [4] 4.5/5 stars
Lords of Metal [5] (85/100)
Metal 1 [6] (8.5/10)

No Sacrifice, No Victory is the seventh studio album by HammerFall and was released February 20, 2009. It was partly recorded in PAMA Studios in Torsås and partly at King Diamond guitarist, Andy La Rocque's Sonic Train Studios in Varberg. This is the first album featuring the band's new lead guitarist Pontus Norgren and the return of bassist Fredrik Larsson who played bass from 1994 to 1997, as well as the first to have the band tuning all of their guitars in all songs to D tuning as opposed to the E-flat tuning seen on all previous albums (they also used D tuning in title track for the album Glory to the Brave). The album was certified gold in Sweden.
The song "My Sharona" was also released as a single, the second single released from this album, and only has one track which has the same name as the song.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Any Means Necessary" Joacim Cans, Oscar Dronjak 3:37
2. "Life Is Now" Cans, Dronjak 4:45
3. "Punish and Enslave" Cans, Dronjak 3:59
4. "Legion" Cans, Dronjak 5:38
5. "Between Two Worlds" Dronjak 5:30
6. "Hallowed Be My Name" Cans, Dronjak 3:58
7. "Something for the Ages" (Instrumental) Pontus Norgren, Fredrik Thomander 5:06
8. "No Sacrifice, No Victory" Cans, Dronjak 3:34
9. "Bring the Hammer Down" Cans, Stefan Elmgren 3:43
10. "One of a Kind" Cans, Dronjak, Jesper Strömblad 6:16
11. "My Sharona" (The Knack cover) Doug Fieger, Berton Averre 3:57


Chart positions[edit]

Country Position
Sweden (Rock/Metal) 1
Sweden 2
UK (Rock) 18
UK (Indie) 21
Switzerland 20
Austria 25
Czech Republic 33
Norway 46
Greece 7
Italy 81
Belgium (Flanders) 92
Belgium (Wallonia) 82
France 95
Germany 7


Song description[edit]

  • Drummer Anders Johansson knew No Sacrifice, No Victory was an important record as it was the first since their debut Glory to the Brave (1997) without the guitarist Stefan Elmgren. But Johansson is confident and explains every song in his own words:[9]


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