When it comes to True Metal the undisputed Champion is
the band that hit the metal scene like a nuclear bomb and singlehanded created a
new genre in metal. They have set the standard ever since and it all began with
their debut album 'Glory to the Brave' in 1997, an album they and everyone in
the genre still tries to top.
And to make everything clear; 'No Sacrifice, No Victory' is one of their best
album ever, but it is nowhere near their debut album. Besides a few line-up
changes nothing has changed in Camp HammerFall - they stick to the proven
formula and have created another great true metal album - no bullshit, just
steel meets steel.
The sound stays the same, the songs are created using the same old, dented mould
and the choirs are as grand as ever. Never change a winning team, and they never
try to go beyond the boundaries they set up so long ago - and within the safe
confines of true metal you won't finer representatives...
'No Sacrifice, No Victory' is superior to its processors due to a better
production, better songs and is just through and through a better product. They
have taken the time to work on the finer details and have created ten fine
creations; I wish they had left the cover-version at the end out. And it goes
without saying that you can buy this album with no second thoughts if you are
into this kind of metal.