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Release date: 1984
Style: Heavy metal, US power metal


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01. All Men Play On Ten
02. Animals
03. Thor (The Powerhead)
04. Mountains
05. Sign Of The Hammer
06. The Oath
07. Thunderpick
08. Guyana (Cult Of The Damned)

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Not many people will admit it, or even know it; however, Manowar had a lot of vision back in their prime during the mid 80s. Albums like Hail to England showed the band in a very aggressive but epic light. Hail was a more aggressive album with songs like "Kill with power" and "Each dawn I die", but Sign of the hammer takes a more melodic route while still keeping the sound they had in their previous effort in the vein of epic songs like "Blood of my enemies".

published 06.08.2005 | Comments (8)

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Infernal Eternal - 24.06.2015 at 20:29  
  The "epic" approach of Manowar reaches its prime here as well as Hail To England. They later changed hteir style towards a "total metal" sound that a lot of metalheads find boasting etc. This is the last album of their first period (1980-1986 approximately).

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