After quitting the death metal act, guitarist Oscar Dronjak formed HammerFall with other band members (Vocals) Joacim Cans (Guitarist) yours truly Oscar Dronjak (Bass) Fredrik Larsson (Guitars) Stefan Elmgren and last but not least (Drums) Patrik Rafling. They never thought that their first album "Glory to the Brave" would ever have such exposure and raving reviews in the nineties, but suprisingly was awarded "Album Of The Month" in both Rock Hard and Heavy Oder Was? This band plays the classic Heavy Metal like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Accept, or Black Sabbath, with hard rockin' songs like "The Metal Age" and the classic ballad that Hammerfall is known for, "I Believe," which I think is the best ballad they ever done. The lyrics deal with topics ranging from sword wielding warriors and the travelling of dimensions, to paying homage to Heavy Metal and the losing of beloved ones. They are designed to complement the music and at the same time tell a story; simply to entertain the listener. I believe that this is not only Hammerfall's best, but also their greatest album, and I suggest that you go out and get "Glory to the Brave."