Manowar - The Lord Of Steel


6.3 | 219 votes |
Release date: 19 October 2012
Style: Heavy metal, US power metal

Owners:

158 have it
33 want it


01. The Lord Of Steel
02. Manowarriors
03. Born In A Grave
04. Righteous Glory
05. Touch The Sky
06. Black List
07. Expendable
08. El Gringo
09. Annihilation
10. Hail, Kill And Die!
11. The Kingdom Of Steel [bonus]

Line-up
Eric Adams - vocals
Karl Logan - guitars, keyboards
Donnie Hamzik - drums
Joey DeMaio - bass, guitars, keyboards

Staff review by
ScreamingSteelUS
Rating:
7.2
Boy oh boy, did Manowar ever shoot themselves in the foot with this one. They had some of the best songs they had written in 20 years and they ruined what could have amounted to a decent comeback album with appalling production.

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published 05.10.2013 | Comments (8)

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18.08.2012 - 00:18
HELL BENT FOR JU
This is a perfect album. But lots of talentless false metal fan(alternative, grunge,emo,burzum type black,nu etc.) are on the
net. I don't understand these unlucky monitorheads-why do you write about Metal music? ˙(Because i think they hate the Metal).
I think every trendy music worshipper waste their precious time.Maybe i am a Manowar fanboy also.Do you have problem with this?
Ok then kiss my ass!
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18.08.2012 - 22:16
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
Written by Lustful Maid on 18.08.2012 at 20:03

I have just read Metalhammer lastest issue rated this album a 9


well it has a hammer on its cover, so maybe thats the reason...

anyway - 6/10 from me, which means it is really, really bad
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18.08.2012 - 22:45
Uldreth
Written by Ellrohir on 18.08.2012 at 22:16


well it has a hammer on its cover, so maybe thats the reason...

anyway - 6/10 from me, which means it is really, really bad

If a 6 from you is really really bad, what is a 2 then?

I am serious with this, 6 on a scale from 1-10 generally means it's kind of average but has enough good qualities to be a more enjoyable experience than unenjoayable.
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18.08.2012 - 22:47
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
You must understand, that i am known (or should be) as a Manowar lover...so giving six for such favorite band means i really dislike it

i obviously know the scale is 1-10...
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soaring through the skies once again


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01.09.2012 - 14:02
Blades Storm
This is one of the best albums Manowar have released.
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01.09.2012 - 14:11
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
Written by Blades Storm on 01.09.2012 at 14:02

This is one of the best albums Manowar have released.

which still qualifies it to be scored with 6
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soaring through the skies once again


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26.09.2012 - 06:14
fade
I am the fade!
Wow after all my years of listening to them and defending their awesomeness time and time again (all you old guard hopefully remember) that I finally have to say they have created something that reminds me of a sucking chest wound. They should just tour all the time so they can play their awesome older stuff and stop producing shit.

I feel bad for the poor sap who gets to review this one. Have a tall glass of Vodka with this one.

faded
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28.09.2012 - 02:47
Illog1cal
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Why are people commenting on the production? This is essentially a pre-release demo exclusive to Metal Hammer, hence HAMMER EDITION ; which will obviously have bad production. The official retail album will be released on October 19, only then can you judge this album fully. Can Metal Storm please put this in the Manowar demo section?
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28.09.2012 - 10:05
Nemo Atkins
Written by Guest on 28.09.2012 at 02:47

Why are people commenting on the production? This is essentially a pre-release demo exclusive to Metal Hammer, hence HAMMER EDITION ; which will obviously have bad production. The official retail album will be released on October 19, only then can you judge this album fully. Can Metal Storm please put this in the Manowar demo section?

I'm pretty sure the HAMMER EDITION is not a demo. I will say this, though: if I turn out to be wrong, I'll happily buy the corrected version of the album, because I liked a few of the tracks and it is only because of the horrendous bass production that I don't tend to relisten to it.
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28.09.2012 - 10:21
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Guest on 28.09.2012 at 02:47

Why are people commenting on the production? This is essentially a pre-release demo exclusive to Metal Hammer, hence HAMMER EDITION ; which will obviously have bad production. The official retail album will be released on October 19, only then can you judge this album fully. Can Metal Storm please put this in the Manowar demo section?



good music always shines no matter if it is a demo or not. And here it is crap music. A great production won't make the music any better.
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Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
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30.09.2012 - 22:34
Iskander
The only thing i kinda like about the songs i've heard from this album, is actually the weird bass sound.
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02.10.2012 - 22:01
Rating: 7
Promonex
Cathemeral
If you crank down the bass, this is actually mildly enjoyable.
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- The Mystery of Life, Vol. 841 Ch. 26
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04.10.2012 - 11:24
Dentura
Shadow King
Written by Ksabrs45 on 21.06.2012 at 00:33

I bought this album with the expectation that Manowar had finally given up their style and was trying to move in a more progressive direction. I was shocked and appalled to learn that Manowar's latest album, in fact, heavily resembles their previous releases - to such an extent that it is stylistically indistinguishable! When is Manowar going to change and grow as a band?


That actually would not have been a bad idea for the band, I could have possibly tried to getting into their work more perhaps. However I'm not sure if Manowar is really the kind of band that would change their sound like that. They seem like the kind of band that likes to "stick true" to what they do best I think.
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...And so death to the falsity of thy former rulers. Thy kingdom of "heaven" burns in a field of fire, and Dentura is the one true God thou must yield thy hearts and souls to in absolute submission. It is his ultimate decree and will unto thee..
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21.10.2012 - 11:35
Rating: 9
Nile_demon
Guys, listen to the retail copy of the album (includes teh kingdom of steel track) it has different production and sound ... it's awesome
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22.10.2012 - 22:02
Yeah... I don't think this review is relevant anymore, now that the retail edition is out and sounds nothing like the hammer edition... Like Joey said in an interview earlier this month, the hammer edition was like a taste/preview of the songs as they we're still in the mixing process to make fans wait less longer to at least hear what they had coming for us. Now that the retail edition is out we should all forget about the hammer edition, at least the people who didn't like it. I see the retail edition not only as a mastered version but also a Lord of steel with more Manowar in it, for example, they've added more high screams from Eric, probably because the fans asked so on the internet, more Karl Logan signature solos and a lot more epicness with more orchestral strings during the choruses and so on. Sure the haters are gonna hate and say that the lyrics aren't very revolutionary and simple but hey it's pure Manowar if you don't understand Manowar it's your thing but I understand them and think it's fucking awesome! so please review the review so it fits with the new version of the lord of steel! Hail and Kill! =T=
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24.10.2012 - 01:59
lordchadi
Im a big fan to manowar but this album is the worst ever i only liked " el gringo " this is the only manowar spirit all the rest are very poor in melodies or lyrics the only good thing in this album are the lead guitar solos he did a good job >>>

im really not satisfied with this album
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30.10.2012 - 05:54
Rating: 5
Valentin B
Iconoclast
So judging by album votes Manowar has reached a new low, this is the worst album they ever released
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Sing me a song, you're a singer
Do me a wrong, you're a bringer of evil.
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02.11.2012 - 15:15
Rating: 1
sonatoarctico
Orrible
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POWER TO POWER
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08.11.2012 - 23:18
John Shock
Written by Void Eater on 22.06.2012 at 06:23

Ugh, I'm starting to like this album. It's so lazy, the songs probably took about half an our each to write, the production is weak and the bass sounds like loud farts... But it's all so mildly enjoyable in it's simplicity.

Loud farts... (hey, don't ofend the basses)
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29.11.2012 - 02:22
Rating: 5
Valentin B
Iconoclast
LOL what the hell is it with that bass sound

seriously, what is with the shitty sound, the guitar starts out okay in the first track and then loses all of its power. the vocals are extremely crappily mixed in too. Manowar fanboys will gladly eat this up though, unfortunately.

edit: on my youtube page I listened to the retail version of the title track (which still sucks balls) one of the related videos is called "hilarious fails compilation" how true is that
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Sing me a song, you're a singer
Do me a wrong, you're a bringer of evil.
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29.11.2012 - 02:36
Guib
Thrash Talker
Ok... I just listened 1 minute to see if those bass statement were true and... WHAT THE FUCK ? lol
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02.06.2013 - 09:55
Dentura
Shadow King
Im not the biggest fan of Manowar, but i like a couple of their songs (especially Dark Avenger and Defender, pretty much because Orson Welles narrated those songs and Christopher Lee for the re-recording of the former track). This album feels really uncomfortable on my ears, the bass is way too high in the mix and almost sounds like 8-Bit or whatever (I know they're an 80s metal band, but still). I might one day get a few of their very first albums, but sensing from what they are doing now, I wont be interested in getting their later stuff, including this one.
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...And so death to the falsity of thy former rulers. Thy kingdom of "heaven" burns in a field of fire, and Dentura is the one true God thou must yield thy hearts and souls to in absolute submission. It is his ultimate decree and will unto thee..
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10.07.2013 - 16:47
Rating: 6
manowar-god44
This is by far the worst release in the Manowar catalog
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08.11.2015 - 12:43
Rating: 3
Hellthunder
It's unbelievable that Manowar would even for a second consider releasing a turd like this.
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