Manowar - Sign Of The Hammer


8.2 | 373 votes |
Release date: 1984
Style: Heavy metal, US power metal

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01. All Men Play On Ten
02. Animals
03. Thor (The Powerhead)
04. Mountains
05. Sign Of The Hammer
06. The Oath
07. Thunderpick
08. Guyana (Cult Of The Damned)

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Joey Jo Jo
Rating:
8.0
Not many people will admit it, or even know it; however, Manowar had a lot of vision back in their prime during the mid 80s. Albums like Hail to England showed the band in a very aggressive but epic light. Hail was a more aggressive album with songs like "Kill with power" and "Each dawn I die", but Sign of the hammer takes a more melodic route while still keeping the sound they had in their previous effort in the vein of epic songs like "Blood of my enemies".

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published 06.08.2005 | Comments (10)

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Comments: 7   Visited by: 154 users
24.06.2015 - 20:29
Infernal Eternal
The "epic" approach of Manowar reaches its prime here as well as Hail To England. They later changed hteir style towards a "total metal" sound that a lot of metalheads find boasting etc. This is the last album of their first period (1980-1986 approximately).
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09.07.2016 - 20:52
Rating: 6
Jope of Steele
Boring. IMO the only worthwhile songs here are #1 and #8. It definitely sounds Manowar, but it doesn't kill.
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17.07.2016 - 19:15
Rating: 9
Damn. Manowar actually did once release good albums, it feels so distant. Probably my favourite Manowar album, no real turkeys lying around on this one (Thunderpick is questionable, it's useless but still it's segue into Guyana quite nice so I give it a pass). Good variety in the songs here as well. Two very well written epics (Mountains, Guyana), catchy mid-paced songs (Thor, All Men Play on Ten) and also some awesome speed metal (The Oath, Sign of the Hammer). Eric Adams was bloody amazing during this period!
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04.01.2019 - 22:02
Rating: 4
Maasai Mara
All men rate rate this waaay less than 10.
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You are not metal enough until you visit Kenya. The cradle of mankind, where man learnt first to work with stones and first enjoyed the sounds produced by banging stones which later influenced metal in all its sounds and genres.
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04.01.2019 - 22:44
Rating: 6
Jope of Steele
Written by Maasai Mara on 04.01.2019 at 22:02

All men rate rate this waaay less than 10.


All men rate this nowhere near 10, never gonna re-vote it higher again
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05.01.2019 - 20:18
Rating: 4
Maasai Mara
Written by Jope of Steele on 04.01.2019 at 22:44

Written by Maasai Mara on 04.01.2019 at 22:02

All men rate rate this waaay less than 10.


All men rate this nowhere near 10, never gonna re-vote it higher again


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You are not metal enough until you visit Kenya. The cradle of mankind, where man learnt first to work with stones and first enjoyed the sounds produced by banging stones which later influenced metal in all its sounds and genres.
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20.07.2019 - 21:09
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Tage Westerlund
Its not best, you can hear downfall, still metal album but 1th downfall album. 2 songs are good one super uber good, their best ''Thor the powerhead'' and I wonder if Tomas Forsberg heard song Mountains because it sounds as his band in epic era
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