Manowar - Hail To England


8.4 | 430 votes |
Release date: 1984
Style: Heavy metal, US power metal

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01. Blood Of My Enemies
02. Each Dawn I Die
03. Kill With Power
04. Hail To England
05. Army Of The Immortals
06. Black Arrows
07. Bridge Of Death

Top 20 albums of 1984: 15

Guest review by
Joey Jo Jo
Rating:
8.5
Once in a while I'll put on an old album I haven't heard in a long time for nostalgia purposes rather than wanting to hear something of actual quality. Manowar's Hail To England, which happens to be one of my first metal albums, seemed to fit that bill perfectly. After all, I do remember having a great time at their live show when they came down here with Rhapsody (either a sign of the apocalypse, or a dream come true depending on perspective). Manowar actually acquired their "cheese cred" after their Hail To England/Sign Of The Hammer releases. Don't get me wrong though, there's plenty of lame moments on this album. All of it just happens to be appropriate for the time and context without aging too badly. So it's not as bad as one might expect.

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published 14.07.2007 | Comments (11)

Staff review by
BitterCOld
Rating:
5.5
The leather and loincloth clad Manowar need no introduction to anyone vaguely into metal. They are perhaps amongst the most polarizing bands in metal - people either love them or hate them, with few in the middle.

With "Hail to England" purported to be their high-water mark, I figured this would be the best place to start. I cast aside preconceived notions, burnt the loincloth images from my mind, and inserted them into iPod rotation…

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published 21.04.2009 | Comments (15)

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15.11.2012 - 08:39
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Yaniv on 15.11.2012 at 08:37


The best Manowar album, and the one which i like all the songs, no filler, no boring song,



Disagree, for me that would be Into Glory Ride, and the instrumental Black Arrows is the epitome of a watse of album space and boredom.
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26.12.2012 - 11:51
Rating: 6
rogerfukleston
My favrit track is black arros
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24.06.2015 - 20:25
Rating: 8
Infernal Eternal
The mix could have been better in some parts, but a great album overall. Probably my favourite Manowar album. Kill With Fucking Power!
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08.07.2016 - 17:08
Rating: 7
Jope of Steele
Almost similar as the previous album, though I see this one having stronger individual tracks. I can hear greatness in "Kill With Power", "Black Arrows" (ppl say this is bad, but to me it's a 100% great Manowar track) and the true classic "Blood Of My Enemies".
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04.01.2019 - 21:18
Rating: 6
Maasai Mara
So this is the album in which this pussies began fighting the enemies of metal. Each note they have played since black arrow has been nothing but an arrow to themselves. Bridge of death marks the point where they also begun sounding like a church choir and a christmas carol act. Only their debut is worth anyones' time.
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22.02.2019 - 15:01
Rating: 9
vincent_furnier
Many people do not notice, but in the first few Manowar albums, the sound of the guitar is too low and it cannot be heard in the tracks. On the other hand, there are two basses - sometimes three! Joey Demaio is a great bassist and composer, no doubt and is the main figure in this band. But just hear the two albums of 1984 Hail to England and Sign of the Hammer! There's Joey's 8-string bass, which sounds like a guitar, because his strings are very thin (for bass) separately in the record, and there's 4-string bass, and for the guitar just - solos. The only two tracks in which the guitar can be heard are Each Dawn I Die and Armies of Immortals, perhaps because they are composed by Ross the Boss.
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19.07.2019 - 13:25
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Tage Westerlund
Good album whit one good song, I mena killer song and edge of sanity made cover to it
Its better as 1th one but weeker as second one. Maybe last good manowar album.
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14.04.2020 - 08:00
Rating: 7
Only 30 minutes of music if you discount the horrendous Black Arrows so it's quite a short one. Nice album though, the five first songs are all enjoyable and Bridge of Death, while a bit plodding, is also pretty nice. On the other hand the production sucks, the guitar is way too low and that bass tone is ass. Not sure what they were thinking.
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