Saturday, February 19, 2011

Manowar - Gods of War

If you want some awesome tunes to kick back with or kick some butt with, I highly recommend the album Gods of War by Manowar:


I stumbled upon Manowar in Jack Black's video game Brutal Legend (it has a mostly metal soundtrack); their song The Dawn of Battle was featured and totally melted my face off.  A little bit of internets later, I came across this *awesome* concept album that crosses a rock opera with metal and Norse mythology.  It's not just metal thrashing all album long; there is definitely a symphonic metal influence, including a choir and symphonic orchestra.  The album opens with an overture and has a few very artistic interludes.  I'll be honest, though - sometimes the metal just dominates, and I mean DOMINATES (make sure your speakers are turned up to 11):


With the interactions between Loki, Odin, and Thor, as well as armies swearing allegiance and vowing to die in battle with a background of rock, if you are interested in mythology or metal, you really need to check it out!

8 comments:

  1. Not my kind of music, but thanks for sharing. Font for their name seems metallica-esque.

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  2. By the way , check out amon amarths last album is going to be released in next month

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  3. This sounds interesting, but it's not my type. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. sounds pretty interesting. thanks for the vid

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  5. I've never heard of it before. I'll be sure to check this out when I get some free time.

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