Thanks for joining us Jules! Also thanks for being considerate, there’s only two more albums left til we switch the rules a bit. Then we’ll just review in the order they’re submitted.
Warriors of the World by Manowar Review. I’m going to start doing song by song, just because.
Call to Arms: Pretty cool opening, exactly what you’d expect from Manowar, power metal wankery with some genuinely cool riffs, keyboards, etc. Cheesy lyrics, but that’s fine with me! 8.4/10
Fight for Freedom: Not bad, very generic, but I like that it sounds like a warrior giving an epic speech to his troops. 7.7/10
Nessun Dorma: Wow. I did not expect this song at all. It’s quite beautiful, but it feels absurdly out of place on a Manowar album. I liked it anyways though. 8/10
Valhalla: That was kind of lame. I was expecting an epic battle song, but all I got was an intro… bummer man. 3/10
Swords in the Wind: The intro was a bit slow, but it transitioned nicely into the main bit. And then it got slow again. This is one of those songs where people hold their lighters/cell phones in the air, but I was hoping it would pick up just a bit. Cool lyrics on this one though. Ugh, I hate fade-outs. 6/10
An American Trilogy: This is such a strange song to put on this album, it just feels way too out of place. I haven’t heard the original, but I certainly don’t like this version. 3/10
The March: Beautiful intro segues into an interesting instrumental (instrumental except for the choir that is). Good, but not great. 6.5/10
Warriors of the World United: Oh lord here we go. This song basically defines power metal wankery, although it sounds almost more like hair metal. Not bad, but far too repetitive. 6.8/10
Hand of Doom: Pretty sweet. The album’s finally gotten back on its feet. Great solos, much better lyrics than usual. 8.5/10
House of Death: Not bad, a bit repetitive, which can be grating. 6.5/10
Fight until we Die: Nice intro. This was perhaps the best on the album, the lyrics were less repetitive, the guitar parts were cool, and it just fit together well. 8.6/10
Final Score: 6.8/10 Despite some good songs and some great songs, there’s some truly disappointing filler, and I definitely wouldn’t call this album a classic. I doubt I will ever listen to the whole thing again.