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Battle Hymns

7 Jun. 1982 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 7 Jun. 1982
  • Release Date: 7 Jun. 1982
  • Label: EMI Catalog (USA)
  • Copyright: (C) 2007 EMI Catalog
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  • Total Length: 36:05
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  • ASIN: B001IK2FB8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,481 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 May 2000
Format: Audio CD
Battle Hymns is an absolute must have for any true Manowar fan!Having owned the vinyl version since 1982,it is still their finest work ever. From the throat wrenching vocals of "METAL DAZE" to the sublime "DARK AVENGER",which includes narrated vocals by Orson Wells,I can safely say this album has been around my old turntable so many times that my stylus has almost cut through to the other side! How refreshing therefore,that it is now availible on CD.Hard hitters like "Fast Taker" and "Shell Shock" will please the faithful,whilst Joey DeMaio gives a blistering rendition of the classical track "William's Tale " on the bass guitar.To think that all of this is leading to the ultimate Manowar anthem "Battle Hymn",just goes to show the true brilliance of this album.As it is the one and only Manowar album featuring drummer Donnie Hamzik,it is also a bit of a collectors item.If you missed it the first time,this is a golden opportunity to rectify one of your biggest mistakes.Get it.....you WILL NOT be disappointed!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth Green on 5 Aug. 2006
Format: Audio CD
Manowar have a really terrible reputation for being cheesy and, well, just rubbish. But this is not the case! Most people who brand them so have heard maybe one or two of their cheesier songs, looked at a picture of them in all their leather gear and branded them thus. These people are ignorant and they want to follow the cool crowd.

Yes, I am a die-hard fan of Manowar and yes, I'll grant you, they can be incredibly cheesy at times, but wasn't that the whole point of heavy metal back then? Chains, leather and songs about how great Metal is! You can't get better than that.

This is the album that started it all off for Manowar. It isn't all that cheesy compared to some later albums, except for the odd song, and they're still excellent.

It's surprisingly well produced for a debut album, it doesn't sound muddy or dated in its production or anything. It also has some of my favourite Manowar songs on it, including Metal Daze (An excellent sing-along song for when you're on the ale!), the self-titled Manowar which is just a stonker of a metal tune, Dark Avenger, to which Orson Welles lends his awesome vocal talent in some rather chilling naration and, of course, the awesome Battle Hymn, a seven minute epic which really shows what Manowar are capable of and gave fans at the time a taste of what was to come!

All-in-all, this album is a classic which no metal fan should be without. It's a great starting point for all those who are new to Manowar, and essential for those who already have a few of their other releases and are looking for more.

Although some might say I'm biased when it comes to Manowar, I'm awarding this album a definate 5 stars. I fell in love with this record when I first heard it and I'm still in love with it now. "That's a rather wimpy thing for a metalhead to say!", I hear you all cry. You'd understand if you'd heard this album.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. Armstrong on 10 Feb. 2004
Format: Audio CD
I got this after The Triumph Of Steel and it puts it to shame. Just for the last track "Battle Hymn" I would give this 6 stars. It's epic, it's huge. Godamn! It's worth buying the album just for it.
As for the rest of the album, "Metal Daze", "Fast Taker" and "Manowar" are highlights of this awesome debut album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Anoosh Falak Rafat on 17 Oct. 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Old school Heavy Metal, classic in every sense of the word; falsetto screams, roars that worship at the gates of metal in what is admittedly quite a cheesy way, leads that are so sharp that by the end of the album it is quite possible that you will find you have died by the death of a thousand cuts, and you would treasure every one of them for it. The album is also full of brick heavy grooves that guarantee head banging joy for the duration of the album.

It is all crazily over the top but resisting it is very near impossible because of the way it just sweeps you up and just doesn't let go, not that you would want to let go. Sound wise it is like the best bits of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest all smooshed together in praise to the gods of heavy metal. It really is the sound of a Hard Rocking, Heavy Metal party which takes place in a cave.

I can't say enough in praise of this gem, it's just too good so buy it now. Whatever your rock and metal persuasion.

Track List:
Death Tone
Metal Daze
Fast Taker
Shell Shock
Manowar
Dark Avenger
William's Tale
Battle Hymn
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr Blackwell TOP 500 REVIEWER on 7 Jan. 2011
Format: Audio CD
1982,what a year classic releases by KISS/Maiden/Scorpions/Priest/Rush/Saxon etc and superb debuts by the likes of Twisted Sister/Hughes Thrall,there was one other disc which debut'd that year and stood shoulder to shoulder with the rest MANOWARS' 'Battle Hymns'.

God if ever a bands image put people off,the press had a snigger as did most rock fans and certainly to this day its unlikely that Manowar will ever be taken seriously(in the UK),its our loss as they are masters at what they do,listen to this and enter another realm,the metal gods started here.

Opening with the biker anthem 'Death Tone' the scene is set no frills ,death or glory heavy metal,a theme continued on tracks such as 'Metal Daze' & 'Shell Shock' while the likes of 'Fast Taker' showed they could play fast if required while 'Manowar' confirmed a commercial hook/singalong chorus wasnt beyond them

However 2 tracks separated these boys from the rest the title track ,perfection quality rock in the sword and sorcery arena with its haunting Uriah Heep? inspired mid section while the albums highlight 'Dark Avenger' with Orson Wells' spine tingling narration rises from the bowells of hell to unleash Manowar as a top band.

The band always hated the production,binned the drummer afterwards,the remaster here marginally improves the sound of the originaL vinyl,they have recently recorded the entire album,i liked it the way it was,a stunning debut from a great if underated band.
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