|1. Return Of The Warlord|
|2. Brothers Of Metal Part 1|
|3. The Gods Made Heavy Metal|
|5. Number 1|
|8. Today Is A Good Day To Die|
|9. My Spirit Lives On|
|10. The Power|
The album opens with the hard-driving, defiant "Return of the Warlord." Like rappers who build self-aggrandizing rhymes into their lyrics, Manowar touts their credibility as old-school heavy metal devotees. The song has a classic vibe to it, complete with irresistible guitar licks and growling vocals. It's an excellent start to an almost-perfect CD, followed in quick succession by the howling, impassioned "Brothers of Metal, Pt.1" and "The Gods Made Heavy Metal." These three songs form a sort of mini-arc, as if to say: "We play heavy metal, we love it and you love it, so let's get it on!"
Manowar downshifts for "Courage," a solid power ballad that never descends, as many such songs do, into a sticky mess of syrupy nonsense. On an album with so many great, speaker-blowing rockers, it's surprising to find that one of the softer songs is actually the best track of the entire set. It's also remarkable that, thus far on LOUDER THAN HELL, Manowar hasn't pushed many of their usual, sword-swinging buttons.Read more ›
Manowar carries on the great style of the 80s and keep up TRUE METAL.