Gods of War [VINYL] Limited Edition
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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
Sons of Odin
Gods of war
Hymn of the immortal warriors
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I think that is one of the best concept album composed, I really suggest to buy it and give a tryPublished on 19 Jun. 2014 by Giorgia Frassetto
This album is heavy as Thunder! Anyone who gives this 3* or less will be left behind in battle. Manowars music is so powerful and as I sit here doing homework, I can only imagine... Read morePublished on 13 May 2013 by AndrewWkd
Completely Manowar, not one track that you wouldn't want to listen to if you are a fan.
Artwork on the album is excellent and was delivered on in a matter of days, cd and all,... Read more
We live in a society where rap and its associated strands dominate the contemporary pop music scene. Read morePublished on 2 Feb. 2013 by Hellion
I have one main issue with this release. Manowar are on record as stating that the orchestrations on this album are real instruments - Well it doesnt sound very real to me! Read morePublished on 11 Mar. 2008 by AJ