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Re: Manowar I like Terasbetoni for these reasons, but I've never liked Manowar. If I want cheesy power metal I'll go for Dragonland, Galloglass, or HammerFall...older HammerFall. 'Fighting for the oath we've sworn, to spread the word of A LEGEND REBORN.' :mrgreen: Yayyy. I hope they will be reborn.

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Re: Manowar I love Manowar! I've got most of their material and it's simply killer IMO. 'Hail To England' blows goats however. Hammerfall was good up to and including 'Crimson Thunder'. They really stopped trying after that album. Although 'Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken' & ' Threshold' did have some good songs but were mostly miss. They've degenerated into a relatively heavy Hair band.

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I love Manowar! I've got most of their material and it's simply killer IMO. 'Hail To England' blows goats however. Hammerfall was good up to and including 'Crimson Thunder'. They really stopped trying after that album. Although 'Chapter V: Unbent' date=' Unbowed, Unbroken' & ' Threshold' did have some good songs but were mostly miss. They've degenerated into a relatively heavy Hair band.[/quote'] Pretty much my assessment...Infection is better musically but they lyrics are downright stupid. I also never understood the rave reviews for 'Chapter V' because they were unbent, unbowed and unbroken. Then they released that pile of rubbish and...seems like they never really got back on track after that. WAAAH. :(
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Agreed, I saw a/the promo video for whatever song they were touting as their current single and exited out less than half way through. I've read many interviews w/ Oscar and apparently he came from the Hair Metal scene in his own country, and while he apparently enjoys other types of Metal he seems hell bent on making a once great Power Metal band cheap 80's sleaze rock. I've completely given up on them.
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I don't hate them. When I was like 15 I tought they're awesome, then I tought they suck big time. Now I appreciate them for the good party music although I would rarely crave to listen something by Manowar myself. I think they're getting themselves a bit too serious-that's the only downer. But when I'm out in a club or something everybody gets happy to hear a Manowar song.

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They are definitely a fun band, but for every 1 great song of theirs, they have at least 3 teeth-grindingly awful songs. It also kind of annoys me how simplistic their drums are. I don't need incredibly complex drum skills, but i'm confident I could probably play most of their drum parts and i've never played drums before. I do enjoy some songs of theirs, but given their aforementioned inconsistency I would never buy any of their cds. Example: I burned Warriors of the World from my old radio station's cd library and out of the 11 songs on that album only 3 were good. They seem like they'd be a very fun band to see live, but whenever they come around here the tickets are unbelievably overpriced.

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Into glory ride, Hail to england, and Sign of the Hammer (barring the shitty hard rock songs) are good albums. Not really much else to say about them, I made the mistake of trying to sit through Fighting the world and it was toss. They're at their best when they make epic songs (Gates of Valhalla, Mountains, Dark Avenger) but when they get into the anthemic by-the-numbers filler, hard rock, or hackneyed repetition of their past material they are among the worst musical moments in heavy/power I've ever heard.

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Manowar are actually a lot better than I gave them credit for back when I was a know-it-all kid. I bought one of those three albums in one deals a year or two ago and they're a lot of fun. 

As for similar bands, there are more qualified people around here than me to make suggestions. There's a whole scene around Manowar sounding bands but I'm just not familiar enough with it to comment. 

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