Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Louder Than Hell
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Just when you thought heavy metal had either died or mutated into dissonant alternative music, along comes Manowar to prove once again that straight-ahead guitar crunch, powerhouse drumming, and histrionic vocal yowls can ... more »
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Just when you thought heavy metal had either died or mutated into dissonant alternative music, along comes Manowar to prove once again that straight-ahead guitar crunch, powerhouse drumming, and histrionic vocal yowls can be far more potent than the latest Nirvana clone band--and far more amusing. On Louder Than Hell, Manowar guard the heavy metal torch with unintentionally hilarious lines like, "The Gods made heavy metal and they saw that it was good/They said to play it louder than hell, we promised that we would." This never-say-die spirit, along with muscular, audacious riffs, razor-sharp hooks, and strong, simple songwriting keeps Manowar's flame burning, even when they resort to violin-laden power ballads like "Courage." --Jon Wiederhorn
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The Kings of Metal have done it again
firstname.lastname@example.org | Denmark | 07/13/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As an incarnated Manowar fan I was very exited about how this album would be before it was released. I have all the Manowar albums and I wasn't sure if they could manage to create another masterpiece as the previous releases. But they did! The Louder Than Hell album fits right in to the fine collection. It is an outstanding CD full of adventures and excellent performed metal music. The music style on this album is very alike the style the play on the Kings of Metal album and the Fighting the World album. Well, if you like Manowar or adventure metal in general this album is album will suit your CD drawer perfect..."
Batista | UK | 08/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"first and formost, the review written by 'Thor' from NY, must be considered to be one of amazons most hilarious,(albeit for all the wrong reasons!) reviews i have ever read, as i write this review i still have a tear in my eye as i have not been able to stop laughing at the childish and musically immature comments made by this ignaramous.
3.they still rule.
And as far as 'amaturish musicianship' goes, you should check out the so called 'metal' being produced today, fully grown men beating out ear searing vocals that i could match with a few choice farts, and the kind of guitar ability shown by a clumsy child.
This ladies and gentlemen is one Of MANOWARS best, and for that metals best, And as the reviewer thor pointed out the musicianship is supposedly 'amaturish!'
i laugh as i say this because the guitar solo called 'my spirit lives on' on this masterpiece is widely regarded as one of the most technically impressive solos on cd.
This album is brilliant every song a feat of excellence
and any who disagree should hold their judgements and go listen to 'louder than hell' again, and really listen, it is true Metal
LONG LIVE TRUE METAL!!!"
As simple and effective as a baseball bat to the forehead.
Patrick M. Tracy | Salt Lake City | 12/13/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Louder than Hell is really a proper title for this release. This is the loudest, hardest and most unrelenting release from these long-time metal gods. Manowar goes for the simple, brutally powerful beauty of power chords and lots of double kick drum thunder here, and to good effect. If you can sit still and not feel like kicking some ... with this disk on, perhaps they should take you out back and bury you. If there was ever a disk to get hyped up for weight lifting, this would be the one. Manowar shows us nothing new, other than a new shredder at the guitar post (the capable Karl Logan). Courage, the ballad/heroic ode of this disk, might seem a bit odd to some of you who've not been indoctrinated into the ways of Manowar, but you'll end up humming it in the car one day, mark my words. Not as powerful as "Triumph of Steel" (lacks the mighty Rhino's drumming), as classically Manowar as "Kings of Metal", or as wonderfully "True Metal" as "Hail to England", but a must-have for both fans and newcomers to the Manowar world."