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Saturday, August 18, 2012

MANOWAR / The Triumph of Steel (1992)

It's easy to laugh at Manowar, but the fact remains that they're unsurpassed at what they do, with a technical ability that leaves me in genuine awe.
TToS opens with a majestic twenty-eight 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. It almost makes me wish I had a uterus, so that I could feel it shudder.
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

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