Powerwolf - Blood Of The Saints


8.2 | 238 votes |
Release date: 29 July 2011
Style: Power metal

Owners:

229 have it
18 want it


01. Agnus Dei (Intro)
02. Sanctified With Dynamite
03. We Drink Your Blood
04. Murder At Midnight
05. All We Need Is Blood
06. Dead Boys Don't Cry
07. Son Of A Wolf
08. Night Of The Werewolves
09. Phantom Of The Funeral
10. Die, Die, Crucified
11. Ira Sancti (When The Saints Are Going Wild)

Line-up
Attila Dorn - vocals
Falk Maria Schlegel - keyboards
Matthew Greywolf - guitars
Charles Greywolf - guitars
Roel Van Helden - drums

Additional info
Recorded at Kohlekeller Studios.
Engineered by Kristian Kohlmannslehner.
Recorded and edited by Kristian Kohlmannslehner and Kai Stahlenberg.
Vocals recorded at Noisegate Audio Studio - engineered and edited by David Buballa.
Bass recorded at Studio Greywolf.
Organ recorded at Eglise St. Barbe, Crusnes, Thionville, France.
Classical choir recorded at Deutschherrenkapelle, Saarbrücken, Germany.
"Metal" choir" recorded at Rogue Studios, Neunkirchen, Germany.
Additional editing by David Buballa.
Mixed by Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd at Studio Fredman.
Mastered by Peter in de Betou at Tailor Maid, Stockholm, Sweden.

Classical choir conducted by Francesco Cottone and Rouven Bitz.

Artwork, layout and photo treatment by Matthew Greywolf.
Photography by Manuela Meyer.

Staff review by
Doc Godin
Rating:
7.6
Damn, damn, damn. Talk about a schizophrenic reaction to music...I was really stoked on hating this. In fact, even as I sit and listen to it, something in my brain is telling me I should hate this...but I have to admit, this is actually pretty solid.

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published 12.09.2011 | Comments (20)

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12.05.2011 - 11:09
Rating: 9
Zender 1.8
Indestructible

Posts: 104
From: Syria

Powerwolf Promised The Fans On Facebook That The New Album
will be Wolfish Power Metal!!
(it will kick your asses,Wolfish Fans) :-D :-D
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08.07.2011 - 12:40
Rating: 9
Jason W.
Razorbliss

Posts: 3451
From: USA

Well the video for "We Drink Your Blood" has been released now, it's even better than I hoped. Finally, something to look forward to again!
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"After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." - Aldous Huxley
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01.08.2011 - 18:35
Rating: 8
Deefer46

Posts: 76
From: UK
Cracking album, I was well impressed.
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03.08.2011 - 12:24
Rating: 9
Zender 1.8
Indestructible

Posts: 104
From: Syria

The Album Is FUCKING AWESOOOOOOOOOOOMEEEEEE!!!
it Is Real Amazing!!
HAILZ POWERWOLF
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04.08.2011 - 19:24
Rating: 9
azhidahakk

Posts: 20
From: Iran

Perfect!
i love all about it <3
\m/
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05.08.2011 - 17:52
Rating: 8
Angel_Lament

Posts: 717
From: Turkey

The album is indeed Awesome...and the bonus disc with the orchestrated songs is great too...
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06.08.2011 - 17:45
Rating: 7
BehzadSh

Posts: 86
From: Iran

It wasn't so interesting for me, but it's good
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07.08.2011 - 11:44
Rating: 8
Destructo

Posts: 195
From: India

Finally some sanity restored. This was #1 for a few hours yesterday. Phew !!
Coming back to the album, I will say it was enjoyable. Nice catchy hooks and singable choruses. A little less cheesiness as well as going overboard with the word "Hallelujah" would have been preferred, but a good album nonetheless.
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15.08.2011 - 02:24
Rating: 5
Susan
Smeghead

Posts: 6913
From: USA

I don't get it. Everyone seems to love this album, especially many non-power metal fans. Maybe it will grow on me? But after just one listen I really don't get it. Is it SUPPOSED to be kind of a joke? I love cheese but this is just too much to not be some parody band.
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"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
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21.08.2011 - 06:04
Rating: 9
AXA

Posts: 199


I just hear this album as the first time hear this band , i just hear the opining album and i say its good on , after that when i hear the first song i say inside my self wow this album must be good album , and i gust hear it to the end and i say this band is awesome band and i add this band to my favorite band and hear the album 2 more and repeat all songs in 4 hours cause awesome songs .
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11.09.2011 - 17:35
Rating: 8
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin

Posts: 4934
From: India

Its just K I C K A S S !!! Quite a gothic church elements engulfing all over the songs and with the fact that its very less orchestration unlike in "Bible of the Beast". However, the latter album was absolutely amazing with rich composition opening up the horizon's of Powerwolf's fans. This album is much intense, edgy and very addictive to words like "Blood" "Wolf" "Church" . It's to catchy too and it wont be a big shit that after finishing up the album you screaming "All we need is the Blood" or "Die Die Die!!" in nearby environment scaring people and kids. Some of the songs imo sounds exactly like Manowar but 9 is from m y side is respectably deserves.
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12.09.2011 - 05:43
Rating: 9
Jason W.
Razorbliss

Posts: 3451
From: USA

So glad I imported the 2 disc version, since the orchestral tracks are excellent! It gives a unique, much more magnificent tone to featured songs, and makes me appreciate Attila's vocals even more. At this point in the year, I see no reason this one won't be in my top releases
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"After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." - Aldous Huxley
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17.09.2011 - 08:31
Rating: 10
JÄY
Metal slave

Posts: 1463
From: USA

"Additional info
Artwork by Matthew Greywolf."

.....c'mon.
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05.10.2011 - 06:45
Rating: 8
Battlelord

Posts: 116
From: Greece

I am blown away by this album... it's great.
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I see the fear you have inside, you can run but never hide
I will hunt you down and tear you limb from limb
Nothing shall remain, not your memory, your name
It will be as though you never, ever lived
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16.10.2011 - 01:18
Rating: 10
JÄY
Metal slave

Posts: 1463
From: USA

Many good songs, but bogged down by slower, more enotional ones like all power metal these days...bummer, really. I actually took all the faster, more aggressive ones from this and their last release and combined em into one album called: Blood of the Beast ( Bible of the Beast + Blood of the Saints). Even combined the album artwork....A much more listenable album.
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16.10.2011 - 01:27
mario132

Posts: 8
From: Poland

I think Blood of the Saints will be my best album this year.
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08.01.2012 - 15:36
Rating: 9
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict

Posts: 882
From: Russia

Glad to know there is still some power metal with guts out there. To be honest, I gave up on this subgenre some years ago... Yes, their music is in no way original, but, really, is there that much original music nowadays? And these guys definitely make some solid songs that get stuck in your head (in fact, I can't get the bridge of "Sanctified with Dynamite" out of my head ).
And I must mention that the organ (even synthesized) fits this kind of music really good.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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22.02.2012 - 22:40
Rating: 7
The Norseman

Posts: 70
From: Portugal

I have to admit that this album actually made me think about changing my vote for best power metal album of 2011.

It's really easy to be in love with this album in the first rotation. Unfortunately, it's so easy that after a dozen of rotations, it gets hard to stand some of the songs. That is the main reason why I didn't gave a better rate to this album.

"Murder At Midnight" and "Night Of The Werewolves" are my favorite songs.
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24.03.2012 - 23:45
mandark

Posts: 1
From: Romania
Awesome vocals.
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09.10.2012 - 19:55
Neroese
Account deleted
I thought that Power Metal is boring - this shit blow my mind!
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16.01.2013 - 04:43
Rating: 10
JÄY
Metal slave

Posts: 1463
From: USA

Perfect power metal as I see it
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04.07.2013 - 11:17
Rating: 9
AngelofDeth
Cyborg Raptor

Posts: 1174
From: USA

They seem to get better with each album, looking forward to the next one!
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pewpew.. gotcha
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06.04.2016 - 18:20
Bad English
Masterchief

Posts: 44950
From: Sweden

Ice one but it has no songs what stands out, as others has, band went a bit powerish a sound as I know this band
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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