The Kings Of Metal are back with the Lord of Steel. The Manowarriors will definitively celebrate once again the loudest and the longest Heavy Metal concert player band in the world. Both performances were included in the Guinness Book of World Records. In 1984 the band delivering the loudest performance, a record which they have since broken on 2 occasions and they also set the record for the longest Heavy Metal concert after playing for 5 hours and 1 minute in Bulgaria in 2008.
Formed in 1980, Manowar maintain a strong cult following and they are probably one of the most loved Heavy Metal band in the world. Back in the 80’s when I had my share of headbanging on their killer album “Sign of the Hammer”, probably I didn’t believed that this band will last over two decades and in 2012 they will release their 12th studio album.
And the 10 tracks of “The Lord Of Steel” sounds almost just as “Sign of the Hammer” sounded 28 years ago. “Righteous Glory” might be the new “Mountains” or “Guyana (Cult of the Damned)”, “Manowarriors” is the twin brother of “All Men Play on 10” or “Animals”. This is a classy, powerful and hammering Heavy Metal album with all the strong characters of the 80’s and and the bombastic, powerful sound of our modern days without any musical deviation to any kind of “post” or “Metalcore” syndrome.
And listening the glowing bass line of “Touch The Sky”, the thundering dark riffs of “Black List”, or the sing-a-long chorus of “Expendable”, everything makes sense – without irony or nostalgia.
The song “El Gringo” was used in the film of the same name, “El Gringo”, directed by Eduardo Rodriguez, produced by After Dark Films and filmed in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Not much left to say: Hail, Kill And Die!
01 – The Lord Of Steel
02 – Manowarriors
03 – Born In A Grave
04 – Righteous Glory
05 – Touch The Sky
06 – Black List
07 – Expendable
08 – El Gringo
09 – Annihilation
10 – Hail, Kill And Die