What of the last two songs, then? Well, there's the bass solo. At least it's not 12 minutes long like a certain bootleg I've heard from ' Then, the last track. Manowar goes Black Metal? Not really Pretty much something they haven't been able to do since the first four albums, but when they were good at it, oh they were very good. The opener is a balladic part, sort of reminiscent of Heart of Steel, before it explodes into something that would make Black Sabbath proud.
It is, however, a bit overlong Still, really fucking silly. A question for the theologists, I presume. In any case This is a recommended album to get, for both those that have heard other shit by them, and those that need an intro to the band. After the mindblowing debut album Battle Hymns, which remains one of my top five albums ever, and the more epic Into Glory Ride, Manowar brings is their third studio album, titled Hail To England.
It was given that title because the American critics completely ignored Manowar in the early days as they were "too radical", while the English critics praised them to no end. So the band decided to name the album one of the songs Hail To England, as a tribute to the country. Hail To England takes the epic feeling and raw production of the previous album Into Glory Ride, blends it with the classic heavy metal feeling of debut album Battle Hymns, and ends up being the third amazing album in a row for Manowar.
We begin with Blood of My Enemies. This song, as well as the entire album takes a while to fully appreciate, but when you do it's fucking killer. The opening basslines are spinechilling, and when Eric kicks the song going along with the heavy-as-hell midpaced main riff, you can't help but getting up to headbang. The chorus is a classic, with atmospheric choirs in the background and a raw but at the same time melodic vocal performance.
And the solo is bloody amazing too. Each Dawn I Die is the album's weakest song except for the hideous bass solo but it still rocks quite well.
Heavy, slightly above midpaced bass riff over an evil vocal performance complete with weird but mighty cool "aahAAH" parts. This is a very good song, but somewhat lacks the intensity and atmosphere displayed in the others. Kill With Power. Fuck yeah, this rocks. The drum intro starts slow, then speeds up, before crashing into in-fucking-sanity. Yup, this is as classic as it gets. Next up we have the title track. The bass- and guitarwork and vocal lines are the standouts on this song. Excellent driving riffwork build a strong spine for the song, and the guitar solo is insane.
The vocal lines are catchy and uplifting, and the chorus is singalong based and incredibly powerful. Army of the Immortals is Manowar's tribute to their fan club, with the same name. The lyrics stand out here, they are well written and makes me proud to me a Manowar fan. The riffwork is excellent as usual; somewhat simple but very powerful, and works excellent with the vocals.
The bass solo Black Arrows is, aside from the cool spoken intro, a pile of feces. It's just a blur of random noises, and will make your ears bleed. In a bad way. The final song Bridge of Death is a true masterpiece of epic proportions.
It starts out as a ballad, with a mesmerizing atmosphere and a beautiful vocal performance, with spinechilling guitar melodies underneath. Then it changes smoothly into a dark and catchy, midpaced bridge while still maintaining the epic atmosphere created in the beginning.
It stays at about the same pace, maintains the atmosphere and remains just as dark and evil throughout the entire song, reaching above 7 minutes, and ends up as one of my top 5 Manowar songs of all time.
All songs except the two I just mentioned. Yet again - even though the first two albums certainly were not bad - Manowar manages to top those two with the release of "Hail To England" - a real classic if there ever was one. Although the sound in itself is slightly less "heavy" than on "Into Glory Ride" - the production certainly remains excellent and perfectly fits the collection of songs on offer here - some of which rank amongst the best the band ever did and probably will ever do.
Also very notable is the fact that this is probably Manowar's "darkest" album ever - if the mood on a song like "Hatred" was black - they managed to equal and top that with songs like "Bridge Of Death" or "Each Dawn I Die".
Needless to say btw - that this probably is Eric Adam's finest hour as well - with some of the best vocal lines he ever spewed forth - brilliant.
The album starts off with the mid-tempo basher "Blood Of My Enemies" - an excellent anthem with one of my favourite Manowar chorus's ever - is followed by the slightly less spectacular but still very good "Each Dawn I Die", only to result into Manowar's fastest song to date "Kill With Power".
Then we move on to "Army Of The Immortal's" - another typical Manowar anthem which is pulled off extremely well on here as well - and unto sadly the only couple of minutes that aren't really worht mentioning - the obligatory bass solo "Black Arrows". Luckily the album closes on an incredibly strong note with the mighty "Bridge Of Death" - Manowar's darkest and most "evil" song - and a firm fan's favourite.
If there is one Manowar album which belongs in every Metal collection out there - it certainly must be this one - a true classic release and one of Metal's finest hours as far as i'm concerned. Metal Archives loading Username Password Login. Bands alphabetical country genre Labels alphabetical country Reviews R. IsraBox - Music is Life! Hail to England is Manowar's third album which was released in The album title is a tribute to the country that the American band members met and formed the band in, and in particular the predominantly British NWOBHM that had emerged in the early s.
Louder Than Hell. Register a free business account. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get free delivery with Amazon Prime. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Amazon Payment Products. En realidad, una tontera, pero a lo mejor hay gente que consume ese tipo de productos. Bueno, no me ha sorprendido demasiado, la verdad. Creo que se te ha ido la mano con lo de comentarios fascistas Joner.
Es cierto que es un patriota recalcitrante y que puede llegar a cansar a veces, pero comentarios fascistas A ver, a eso me referia. Me parece mas patriotico excesivamente patriotico que fascista. No hace falta que me busques esas entrevistas, las conozco de sobras, y me se muchos de sus comentarios desafortunados, pero vamos, ya te he dicho lo que pienso yo.
Pues si estos Manowar nunca los he tragado y ahora con este tipo de noticia crece mi aversion total hacia ellos. Hay que matar al falso Metal Tampoco me voy a poner ahora a querer saber de sus ideologias,me dan igual.. Con todos los respetos, permitidme corregir un asuntillo: es Joey DeMaio el responsable de esas ignominiosas Black Arrows.
No le echemos la culpa a Ross Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Cover art by Ken Landgraf. Streams Videos All Posts. Styles Heavy Metal Power Metal. Track Listing. Blood of My Enemies. Each Dawn I Die.Listen to Hail To England on Spotify. Manowar · Album · · 7 songs.