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Album Review

On their anthemic mission statement "Kings of Metal" Manowar once again proclaim their metal superiority thusly: "Other bands play, Manowar kills." The twin sentiments of the group's metal mastery and the majesty of medieval heroism in battle are repeated on their sixth full-length release, Kings of Metal. There aren't too many surprises on the disc, with the possible exception of bassist Joey DeMaio's blinding 64th-note bass playing on a reworking of Russian classicist Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumblebee" entitled "Sting of the Bumblebee." Considered by some fans to be a classic of its own, the 1988 release has quite a few ballads, though speedier tracks like "Wheels of Fire" demonstrate the groups talents best. Besides their refreshingly totalistic loyalty to form, Manowar's most admirable trait is their prodigious metal musicianship.

Customer Reviews

excellent choice

i have only heard about this cd by one of friends and i brought it and i can't get enough of it anyone who loves rock is going to love this album. This album is truely the best of manowar and really shows the bands best side.

kings of metal

if you like hard, fast, melodic riffs this is the best album you can buy.
Manowar pump out ear splitting tracks. Crank it up and watch your ears bleed
as you are teken into the magical world of manowar.

My fav band!!!;)

This is definitely an album worth buying it show just how epic this band is;);)


Formed: 1980 in Auburn, NY

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

One of the most internationally successful bands in all of heavy metaldom, Auburn, New York-born power metal outfit Manowar -- Eric Adams (vocals), Karl Logan (guitars), Joey DeMaio (bass), and Donnie Hamzik (drums) -- have sold over nine million records since their inception in 1980. Steeped in the pageantry of heavy metal, the group's approach was designed to be the raw, primal, Viking antithesis of classic rock, and their music followed suit, based on raw, aggressive riffs, with lyrics that were...
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Kings of Metal, Manowar
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  • $16.90
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Metal
  • Released: 01 November 1988

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