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Gods of War [VINYL] Limited Edition

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  • Vinyl (9 April 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: Spv
  • ASIN: B000MQ3U5E
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,189,375 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
I have read SO many negative reviews about this CD!

So many that i really could not believe what i was reading!, fair enough this cd is TOTALLY over the top, but it IS a concept release, and it is something that joey demaio and the guys has wanted to do for a LONG time.

The classical composition on this cd has 'no place in metal' according to some reviewers... i dont agree here, if every last one of manowars cds were like this then i may agree... but they are not, this is a one off of sorts, and frankly its a total masterpiece. The compostitions remind me of the awesome conan the barbarian soundtrack, and are FAR above the level of writing mastery that most other bands posses.... Manowar were always innovators, always tried something new, always set the benchmark and were never afraid of trying something grand and over the top.

This CD is NOT a typical metal release, i think of it more as a symphonic metal concept-album masterpiece. If you expect to hear 'louder than hell' churned out again, then avoid this.... manowar were NEVER guilty of churning out releases for the hell of it, or just making the same old crap to make money... they DONT do that, and have never done that.... and their TRUE fans know this. This band is all about fresh ideas, changing things up, but NEVER loosing who they are,... they are the masters of it, and thats why in my view they are the kings of metal.

The actual METAL songs on this CD are;

King of Kings
Loki God of Fire
Sliepnir
Blood Brother
Sons of Odin
Gods of war
Hymn of the immortal warriors
Odin
Die for Metal

These songs could have EASILY been put on an album in this very order, and i would consider that album one of the best metal releases of the last decade.
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Format: Audio CD
Well in my opinion I love this album. You kinda have to be open minded about this album as it's not just metal it's got orchestral music in it so beware. But the 5 metal songs on it are amazing especially Loki God Of Fire (one of my favourite songs ever) and my fave song on this album is the ballad Blood Brother a really good song brilliant lyrics i'm not usually into metal ballads but i love this one. If you just want to listen to the metal song listen to King Of Kings, Sleipnir, Loki God Of Fire, Sons Of Odin, Gods OF War & Die For Metal. If you're new to manowar this is a good place to it's a concept album so it's better to listen to it full as you get the full experience of the album. Great Place to start with manowar and manowar fans should buy this cause there Manowar fans. I dont see how anyone can be dissapointed. This is real music forget band like Korn & Limp Bizkit. This is talent this is music . HAIL TRUE METAL
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Format: Audio CD
I find it hard to see how a previous reviewer could be so disappointed with Manowar's new album Gods of War. There are 16 tracks (including a bonus track 'Die for Metal'). Half of these tracks are heavy, in your face epics but they make total sense because of the orchestrated, choral, or spoken parts in between. The album has to be listened as a whole. Having listened to the 'Sons of Odin' ep for a few months now those songs sound even better when placed within the structure of the album. I think this album is the most consistent recording Manowar have produced since 'Kings of Metal'. This album sounds more mature and together than any previous recording. It is obvious that the band put a lot of thought into the construction of the whole album because it takes you on a journey. If you buy into this then you appreciate why the different soundscapes appear how and when they do. Melodies are repeated in different guises to tie in with the unfolding story.

The most important thing of course is the music. I think each member of the band excels himself. Eric Adams sounds awesome (including the clever vocal harmonies and screams to be heard all over the opus) Karl Logan's guitar playing has never sounded better. He is an understated guitarist but really shines with some of his solos especially on King of Kings and Loki- God of Fire.

Personally although I have every Manowar album I am not a die hard fan. To be really honest I have found the last 3-4 albums to be lacking in some way due to too many tracks not appealing to my taste (e.g. I can easily skip the first half of 'Warriors of the World' but absolutely love the second half of the album which totally rocks). Gods of War is quality from start to finish and appeals to my 'Manowar tastes' in every way.
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This album really seems to have split Manowar fans. Either you love or you hate it. If you treat the album as a complete story and lsiten to it all the way through, every time, you'll get something more out of it. If you just dip in and out, then you will find it disjointed and ultimately disappointing. Will the album convert non-Manowar fans? Possibly not. It is still up to the same high quality of production, song writing and musicianship as previous Manowar albums - definitely yes.

My recommendation to both sides of the fence?

If you are just into the songs - play them, and just jump through the story-telling.

If you have the time and are able to be immersed in the tale; just press play (or drop the needle - if you are a vinyl fan like me!), and prepare to be enthralled.
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