Noise-some Notes – 10th March 2013

Manowar's Destroyer... oops, sorry. Fighting the World
Manowar’s Destroyer… oops, sorry. Fighting the World

Manowar – Fighting The World (Blue Vinyl – Back on Black)

The closest Manowar ever got to being KISS. If that’s not immediately apparent from the Ken Kelly cover then it’s evident in the unusually glossy opening tracks Fighting the World and Blow Your Speakers. Happily, KISS and Manowar are my two favourite bands so this is a match made in heaven! As with any Manowar album there are gripes, Carry On is too cheesy and the overall running length is a bit stingy. On the plus side there are some of the band’s best tunes here: the epic Orson Welles-narrated Defender is thoroughly stirring and the pummelling Black Wind, Fire and Steel is Manowar at their invincible best. Hail!

Manowar Fighting the World Gatefold

Manowar Fighting the World Blue Vinyl

Manowar Fighting the World Vinyl Rear

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20 thoughts on “Noise-some Notes – 10th March 2013”

  1. I love Manowar, in a world where everything always has to have an ironic, tongue-in-cheek feel to it, every single thing they ever did was totally irony free and straight. Hail !

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    1. I’ve got 4 other Manowar albums on coloured vinyl too! They are all beautiful things!

      What do you think of my new format for the Notes? Trying to get more pictures up. Inspired by your excellent posts of course!

      More like Orson Welles – wine advert.

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      1. I was so excited by the picture of the blue vinyl that I forgot to comment on how excited I was by the pictures!

        Yeah it’s great. I absolutely love visual content and this hits it out of the park already. Because it’s so pretty. Precious…

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      1. Even in the image sense they were proven ahead of their time. Good old Manowar always have the last laugh. One of the few bands that never deviated from their cause: even during the Grunge years they were doing 20min songs about the Iliad! You’ve got to respect that devotion to Metal.

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