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Release date: 19 October 2012
Style: Heavy metal, US power metal

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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]

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Line-up
Louis "Eric Adams" Marullo - 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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Zender 1.8 - 16.06.2012 at 15:25  
Rating: 6
Void Eater - 16.06.2012 at 18:44  
  Average metal with loud farting underneath it.
rpsgc - 17.06.2012 at 02:53  
 
Written by Void Eater on 16.06.2012 at 18:44

Average metal with loud farting underneath it.


All hail fart Metal™.

Manowar
1980- Heavy metal
1980- US Power metal
2012- Fart metal™ in Surround Sound


Manowarriors... hand warriors... is that an euphemism for masturbation?
renai - 17.06.2012 at 04:00  
Rating: 7 Actually not bad, the first track is quite spiritful. and the vocals is still awesome.
Cynic Metalhead - 17.06.2012 at 10:46  
  No matter what, they will keep playing like this. Any problem kids?
jonatus1 - 18.06.2012 at 01:16  
Rating: 6 The now-Manowar is the always-Manowar and not-Manowar at the same time.
Since Louder than Hell, they are making a crude Heavy Metal without what one would call the 'fussiness' of their previous albuns, namely, Kings of Metal and Triumph of Steel.
I like the late Manowar, but sometimes I really miss those fussy things, like when Eric Adams mess with the stereo vocals (some phrases on the left, some on the right - man, I think that's amazing!!!!)... In synthesis, I really miss when Manowar used to leave behind a bit of the True Metal thing to give way to a more Epic... Manowar.
Well, that's just my opinion... and this won't make me less proud of walking around with a Manowar t-shirt.
For me, Manowar will always be THE KINGS OF METAL!!!!!!!!!!!
DrM - 18.06.2012 at 14:58  
  Stand and face the lord of steel!

Here I am, standing in bewilderment, as a band I once adored continue to release album after album with absolutely no distinction between one another. Hell, last year they even re-recorded their first album, and this one sounds like the previous 3 albums remastered and remixed to produce new stuff.

Maybe "the lord of steel" is a metaphor? "A Lord" - a man of statue with irrefutable status as a superior one, "of Steel" - one who cannot be swayed, i.e. we know what's best, we're going to do the same crap over and over and you're going to buy it! Maybe "Steel" is a metaphor for coins? Well, I doubt they're going to make much judging by the few songs I've heard in the shop.

No, I take it back. Though they are smart enough to make a living from their recycled trash, I highly doubt that they have the sufficient intelligence to come up with such metaphors.
ShadowedFire88 - 18.06.2012 at 17:38  
Rating: 10
Written by jonatus1 on 18.06.2012 at 01:16

The now-Manowar is the always-Manowar and not-Manowar at the same time.
Since Louder than Hell, they are making a crude Heavy Metal without what one would call the 'fussiness' of their previous albuns, namely, Kings of Metal and Triumph of Steel.
I like the late Manowar, but sometimes I really miss those fussy things, like when Eric Adams mess with the stereo vocals (some phrases on the left, some on the right - man, I think that's amazing!!!!)... In synthesis, I really miss when Manowar used to leave behind a bit of the True Metal thing to give way to a more Epic... Manowar.
Well, that's just my opinion... and this won't make me less proud of walking around with a Manowar t-shirt.
For me, Manowar will always be THE KINGS OF METAL!!!!!!!!!!!


I agree with you.. it seems like they forgot about (or better when away from) the "epicness" but a good album non the less...
Slayer666 - 18.06.2012 at 22:47  
  "The Lord of Steel", what an absolutely predictable album title from these guys.
Ksabrs45 - 21.06.2012 at 00:33  
Rating: 7 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?
Morbidron - 21.06.2012 at 10:41  
Rating: 4
Written by rpsgc on 17.06.2012 at 02:53

Written by Void Eater on 16.06.2012 at 18:44

Average metal with loud farting underneath it.


All hail fart Metal™.

Manowar
1980- Heavy metal
1980- US Power metal
2012- Fart metal™ in Surround Sound


Manowarriors... hand warriors... is that an euphemism for masturbation?


lmao !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jamuflaknu - 21.06.2012 at 14:43  
Rating: 6 I don't think that it's a bad album, but it's certainly very disappointing. I hoped that Manowar would continue in the direction of Thunder in the Sky, but The Lord Of Steel sounds like a step in a very wrong direction. I mean some of the songs are actually quite good (I like especially Touch the sky) and the lyrics are often much better than what I'd expect from Manowar (especially Born in a grave and Righteous glory), but they are all missing something that would make them memorable. Personally I believe that the album is killed by the fact that Eric Adams doesn't have a chance to really shine. His voice is somehow always like in the background of the music, so that the entire thing sounds very generic and misses much of the characteristic power of Manowar songs.
Baz Anderson - 22.06.2012 at 02:44  
  The whole thing is available to listen to on Youtube here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9cUpbdoCRQ

The bass sounds so so thick... I'm liking what I am hearing so far though - but it doesn't sound like it'll be any kind of classic.
Baz Anderson - 22.06.2012 at 03:02  
  Ok, it's gone quite downhill now...
BoxCar Willy - 22.06.2012 at 03:06  
 
Written by Baz Anderson on 22.06.2012 at 03:02

Ok, it's gone quite downhill now...

Void Eater - 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.
The Norseman - 22.06.2012 at 13:10  
Rating: 8 Could be a lot worst, i guess.
DelightfulJim - 22.06.2012 at 16:17  
Rating: 3 What the fuck is up with the bass in this album? Is it broken or something?
joey_demaio666 - 23.06.2012 at 10:50  
Rating: 10 Great Album From The Great Band.
Rulatore - 24.06.2012 at 20:03  
 
Written by Baz Anderson on 22.06.2012 at 03:02

Ok, it's gone quite downhill now...

the black waltz - 25.06.2012 at 04:58  
  When a king lowers himself to be called a lord, farts erupt!
Jeeers - 26.06.2012 at 17:17  
Rating: 5 Steel, metal, power, fight, immortal, DIE, etc!
Nothing ever changes in the world of Manowar. Lyrics are as good as always...
Don't they get bored with themselves?
Pecoš - 03.07.2012 at 12:59  
 
Written by jonatus1 on 18.06.2012 at 01:16

The now-Manowar is the always-Manowar and not-Manowar at the same time.
Since Louder than Hell, they are making a crude Heavy Metal without what one would call the 'fussiness' of their previous albuns, namely, Kings of Metal and Triumph of Steel.
I like the late Manowar, but sometimes I really miss those fussy things, like when Eric Adams mess with the stereo vocals (some phrases on the left, some on the right - man, I think that's amazing!!!!)... In synthesis, I really miss when Manowar used to leave behind a bit of the True Metal thing to give way to a more Epic... Manowar.
Well, that's just my opinion... and this won't make me less proud of walking around with a Manowar t-shirt.
For me, Manowar will always be THE KINGS OF METAL!!!!!!!!!!!
Stabby - 05.07.2012 at 03:02  
  I just enjoyed saying the title like Eric Adams. THE LOOORD OF STEEEEL!!!!! *flex*

I'm probably not going to listen to this under my own volition.
AXA - 06.07.2012 at 04:15  
Rating: 9 Love it ...old school album \../,
Mattybu - 07.07.2012 at 05:21  
  Listened to the first track. It's alright - gotta be on board for some cheese to enjoy it at all though.

Edit: Checked out "El Gringo" too, really enjoyed that song. Just awesome
infernaldeath87 - 09.07.2012 at 05:43  
Rating: 6 Farts! Haha, so what they say is true!
Quirin - 11.07.2012 at 00:28  
Rating: 3 This is poor, at best. Worn-out themes, worst bass production ever (just unbelievable), stale riffs... Aside from some of the solos, it's another total letdown.
Fortunately this time I wasn't expecting much. But still more than this crap though. They should have retired 10 years ago.
serega25 - 12.07.2012 at 14:02  
Rating: 6 Steel of lord of power of metal of fire of warrior of hell of flame of victory of battle of king of god of hammer of world of war of fight of brother of spirit...??? Did I forget something?
Kingface - 15.07.2012 at 21:00  
Rating: 3 Even as someone who really likes Manowar (like them enough to have see them live twice at least) I can't bring myself to give this Album anything higher than a 3. It's fucking awful. Seriously, it's like, embarrassing. Surely only the biggest fanboys will get any kind of enjoyment from this?
HELL BENT FOR JU - 18.08.2012 at 00:18  
  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!
Ellrohir - 18.08.2012 at 22:16  
 
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
Uldreth - 18.08.2012 at 22:45  
 
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.
Ellrohir - 18.08.2012 at 22:47  
  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...
Blades Storm - 01.09.2012 at 14:02  
  This is one of the best albums Manowar have released.
Ellrohir - 01.09.2012 at 14:11  
 
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
fade - 26.09.2012 at 06:14  
  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
Illog1cal - 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?
PhantomLord21 - 28.09.2012 at 10:05  
 
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.
Marcel Hubregtse - 28.09.2012 at 10:21  
Rating: 3
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.
Iskander - 30.09.2012 at 22:34  
  The only thing i kinda like about the songs i've heard from this album, is actually the weird bass sound.
Promonex - 02.10.2012 at 22:01  
Rating: 7 If you crank down the bass, this is actually mildly enjoyable.
Dentura - 04.10.2012 at 11:24  
 
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.
Nile_demon - 21.10.2012 at 11:35  
Rating: 9 Guys, listen to the retail copy of the album (includes teh kingdom of steel track) it has different production and sound ... it's awesome
MichelTremblay - 22.10.2012 at 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=
lordchadi - 24.10.2012 at 01:59  
  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
Valentin B - 30.10.2012 at 05:54  
Rating: 5 So judging by album votes Manowar has reached a new low, this is the worst album they ever released
sonatoarctico - 02.11.2012 at 15:15  
Rating: 1 Orrible
John Shock - 08.11.2012 at 23:18  
 
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)
John Shock - 13.11.2012 at 22:55  
  I will be honest...i liked it...the bass is different and the lead guitar is very low for my taste...but in overall...i kinda enjoyed...specially the second half of the album...and the 2 or 3 ballads on the album are awesome...i'm not a fan of the band, but when a band produces something bizarre like this (i'm specially speaking about that creepy bass sound), always catches my attention! I like it...if i have to rate this, in my opinion, would be around 6 and 6.5!

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