These warriors are in their 40's now and like all great athletes, have lost a step. This would be a pretty good album, IF the entire Manowar catalog previous to this didn't exist. It just doesn't measure up. The fast, heavy tunes are just re-hashes of previous tunes, with the usual paint-by-number lyrics. You could just write a bunch of words on index cards, such as "death," "blood," "sword," "metal," "wind," "battle," "black,"etc. etc. Pick these cards one-by-one out of a hat and you've basically written a Manowar song.
It seems the bands only purpose for existence now is to sell tons of merchandise with the Manowar logo. They're following the KISS marketing plan to a tee!!
Manowar should just step aside and let RHAPSODY reign as the new KINGS OF METAL, because Rhapsody just kicks their ass in every single way!