Saturday, August 18, 2012
MANOWAR / The Triumph of Steel (1992)
TToS opens with a majestic 28 minute Homeric epic, 'Achilles, Agony and Ecstasy in Eight Parts', chronicling the fight between Hector and Achilles. It has a guitar solo, a piccolo bass solo, a drum solo and Eric Adams doing his warrior thing.
The remainder is split between aggressive and quiet but is always 100% Manowar.
It’s arguably the most adventurous album they ever made. It was also drummer Rhino’s only Manowar album; having it on his CV means he'll never be out of work.
Songs of Note: The Demon's Whip; Master of the Wind
4½ marching orders for wimps and posers out of 5