Glory to the Brave is the debut album released by the Swedish power metal band HammerFall in 1997. It was their first album, despite the fact that the band was formed in 1993 (they performed mostly live music and covers before this album was released). Steel Meets Steel was composed by Oscar Dronjak just before the band was formed and is included on this album. The band signed a deal with Dutch label Vic Records. Nuclear Blast approached Vic Records and got a license deal for the debut. Later on Nuclear Blast bought the entire rights from Vic Records. Although In Flames guitarist Jesper Strömblad was listed as the drummer, all the drums were actually played by session musician Patrik Räfling, who joined the band as a full time member shortly after the album's release.
The cover art was painted by Andreas Marshall.
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