Manowar - The Final Battle I [EP]

5.7 | 45 votes |
Release date: 29 March 2019
Style: Heavy metal, US power metal


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01. March Of The Heroes Into Valhalla
02. Blood And Steel
03. Sword Of The Highlands
04. You Shall Die Before I Die

Louis Marullo - vocals
Karl Mojaleski - guitars, keyboards
Anders Johansson - drums
Joey DeMaio - bass, guitars, keyboards, vocals (track 4)

Session musicians
Joe Rozler - keyboards

Additional info
Conceived, recorded and mixed at Valhalla Studios.

Staff review by
Wimps and posers leave the hall! And please don't talk about Karl Logan.

published 01.04.2019 | Comments (24)

Staff review by
The eternal quest for money continues for Joey DeMaio as Manowar stretch their farewell across three releases. I would not hold him to his word as Gods of War was supposed to be the first of a collection of albums featuring various Gods of War. I can only assume the songs would have been the same with some names changed and some new artwork. Nevertheless, this is the first new material from Manowar since 2014's The Lord of Steel and it was truly not worth the wait (if anyone was waiting) despite there being some moments that make it a little better than that travesty.

published 13.11.2019 | Comments (5)

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01.04.2019 - 16:43
Heaven Knight
"Sword Of The Highlands" is quite good
My rest seems now calm and deep
Finally I got my dead man sleep

01.04.2019 - 16:59
Rating: 5
Old Nick
Written by Ellrohir on 01.04.2019 at 16:43

"Sword Of The Highlands" is quite good

True, but everything else isn't.
01.04.2019 - 17:47
Rating: 5
Unfortunately I do not like this EP at all ... and I am no hater, to be honest
04.04.2019 - 22:22
Rating: 4
Well... I like Manowar, I really do, but this one is just weak. One good song (Sword of the Highlands) is not enough...
05.04.2019 - 23:33
I have been a fan of Manowar for a very long time and I had high hopes for this EP since the last one (Thunder in the sky) was rather good, but I don't like this new release at all. Sword of the Highlands is a decent song, but Blood And Steel is just mediocre, and the last song is so bad it hurts my ears. Joey DeMaio should never ever attempt to sing again. His performance in "You shall die before I die" is like a spit in the face of all Manowar fans that still take tke band seriously even after the last two decades of decline. I have no idea how anyone in the band or at the record company could possibly believe that anyone could actually want to listen to such a musical abortion, let alone to pay with money to hear this peace of garbage.

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