6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I dont inderstand why people dont like this album.
There's great themes around mythology and other mystical styles.
There's amazing melodies and somgwriting, better than most bands around at the mo
Truly fufills its symphonic metal status with a perfect balance of orchestra and heavy guitars (unlike symphony x - what a joke, symphonic yeah right!)
Great diversity in sound with loads of people involved in the making.
There's just nothing wrong with it. And after listeneing to "live in midgard" thoroughly, its about 10 times better than anything else the've ever done!
Truly superb album of grand scale and sound.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I bought this in my local record shop simply because i had to buy something and the artwork on this particular cd caught my eye instantly. On purchasing it i thought it may be anything from poppy goth to raging death metal but i was pleasantly suprised when i discovered what it was. When i put it on, the cheesy piano intro put me off a bit, but then all these wonderous overtones kicked in and i listened very, very closely.
The band on this release dont write your conventional songs which have structures like: verse, chorus, verse etc. The seem to write more, pieces of music which lead to different places and include vocals as another instrument in the band. Ranging from poppy goth to… Read more
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This is a good compilation for listeners new to Manowar but unfortunately it doesn't show a wide range and diversity of their music. The songs on the album are all great but it seems to exclude a few of their albums and most of their earlier work.
It doesn't give you a whole view of the bands influetional career but is still a good solid purchase for listeners new to this revoloutionary band.
All the songs on the compilation show the originality, great songwriting and general wonder of the band. It spans from the rock influenced "fighting the world" to the epic "crown and the ring" (which was recorded in St. Pauls cathedral with a full orchestra and a 100 voice male choir) and the… Read more