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Old 12-30-2011, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Spiner202 View Post
6. HammerFall - Infected

While many were disappointed with this, I think I've reached the point where I can enjoy just about anything HammerFall does. If you actually really analyze the music, it's not that different from their previous releases. I have to mention the guitar work of Pontus Norgren as I think he's really stepped up to fill the void left by Stefan Elmgren. He's even better on this release than on No Sacrifice, No Victory. The only major negatives of the album are the confusing tracks "I Refuse" and "Redemption", which I don't really think fit in too well.
I don't think it's disappointing in the least. I honestly think it's considerably better than anything I expected from them at this point. The last 2 albums pretty much bored me to tears. Not that Hammerfall has ever been a terribly groundbreaking/unique/etc sort of band, but the songs just hadn't even been enjoyable for me for quite a while. I still don't LOVE this album, but it's better than I expected it to be.
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