Manowar - Kings Of Metal


8.6 | 572 votes |
Release date: 18 November 1988
Style: Heavy metal, US power metal

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01. Wheels Of Fire
02. Kings Of Metal
03. Heart Of Steel
04. Sting Of The Bumblebee
05. The Crown And The Ring (Lament Of The Kings)
06. Kingdom Come
07. Pleasure Slave [European and American bonus]
08. Hail And Kill
09. The Warrior's Prayer
10. Blood Of The Kings

Additional info
All tracks by DeMaio & Friedman except 4. by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Guest review by
DayFly
Rating:
7.2
Kings Of Metal largely follows the commercial route of it's immediate predecessor. Not that this is a throwback to the rocking days of Battle Hymns, but compared to Manowar's earlier works, the band is now blatantly fishing for poppy hooks (which in itself is not necessarily a bad thing) and the production is a slicker, more professional affair. DeMaio, aside from still being a troublingly devoted bass soloist, also found time to work on his lyrics which finally hit rock bottom with "Pleasure Slave", a song too clumsy and stupid to offend or actually make the listener waste his time dwelling on it. Disregarding the lyrics, the music remains so utterly simplistic and hook-free that Manowar might just have achieved the dubious distinction of writing the worst metal song of the 80s (and, who knows, actually be proud of it).

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published 25.10.2009 | Comments (12)

Guest review by
ScreamingSteelUS
Rating:
8.0
Kings Of Metal had the potential to be the high point of Manowar's career. In several ways, it represents the crystallization of the band's well-known and oft-parodied style, that strange mixture of bombastic buffoonery and pure, unadulterated heavy metal. Yet, most unfortunately, Manowar seems to have screwed themselves out of pure success, as they tend to do.

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published 20.10.2012 | Comments (0)

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01.04.2010 - 17:56
ManOwaR King
In album shahkare
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11.05.2010 - 08:18
bj_waters
Does anybody know who is actually doing the talking in "The Warrior's Prayer?"
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11.05.2010 - 09:55
Rating: 8
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
I know a guy, who is normally listening to BM stuff, he is even working in one czech label and really knows about metal music and he is honestly saying, that this is the best heavy metal album ever...
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So behold the flight of the sapphire dragon
soaring through the skies once again


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11.05.2010 - 15:22
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Ellrohir on 11.05.2010 at 09:55

... that this is the best heavy metal album ever...




Even Manoward's own first three albums are vastly superior to this.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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11.05.2010 - 23:09
Rating: 8
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
Well i think best Manowar album is Louder Than Hell...and of course - it is far from being best HM album...
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So behold the flight of the sapphire dragon
soaring through the skies once again


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11.05.2010 - 23:30
Baz Anderson
It's also laughable the concept that if someone works for a label, their opinion is in some way better than the average person, or holds more weight of some sort.
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12.05.2010 - 00:10
BitterCOld
Gringo
The ex-boyfriend of the roommate of a girl i used to, uh, comfort 15 years ago swears that this is the worst thing every put to vinyl...



Kings Of Polyester
Hearts of Platform Shoes

So hard. So true.

Wimps and posers leave the hall... can't stand the scrutiny of their own call.
guess that means there's no show at all.
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get the fuck off my lawn.
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04.11.2012 - 22:26
megadeath13
Account deleted
I dont understand why people call this the best Manowar album. Battle Hymns, Into Glory Ride, Hail to England are all way better. Thats obviously the most popular Manowar CD, but for me its pure averageness
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19.01.2013 - 01:58
Rating: 9
peiman
Written by BitterCOld on 12.05.2010 at 00:10

The ex-boyfriend of the roommate of a girl i used to, uh, comfort 15 years ago swears that this is the worst thing every put to vinyl...



Kings Of Polyester
Hearts of Platform Shoes

So hard. So true.

Wimps and posers leave the hall... can't stand the scrutiny of their own call.
guess that means there's no show at all.

This is the style of 70's! "Schmuck" <:-(
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30.11.2013 - 02:29
Rating: 5
Reaper_Redeamer
Indeed overrated..
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24.06.2015 - 20:39
Rating: 7
Infernal Eternal
Although quite overrated by their hardcore fans (I think they call themselves Manowarriors or sth), the album does have some great moments. I prefer their first 4 releases because the whole thing started being cheesy (not truly cheesy until Louder Than Hell) in their previous release. This is way better than Fighting The World, though and escalates to their last great album...
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{}::::::[]:::::::::::::::::> ONLY DEATH IS REAL <:::::::::::::::::[]::::::{}
Rest In Peace: Bon Scott, Dave G. Halliday, Michael "Destructor" Wulf, Jerry Fogle, Quorthon, Witchhunter
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02.09.2015 - 02:01
Rating: 9
indexqwest
Hail And Kill!!!!
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14.12.2015 - 13:47
Rating: 9
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 11.05.2010 at 15:22

Written by Ellrohir on 11.05.2010 at 09:55

... that this is the best heavy metal album ever...




Even Manoward's own first three albums are vastly superior to this.


Marcel, seeing you bashing Manowar so hard makes me think you're just nearly as old as them and a bit envious
No doubt they left the "true metal" purpose somewhere in the early 90's...

I'd consider myself a fan and I think what they did between Battle Hymns (which is sounds like slowed down hard rock) and Fighting the World suckz ballz... their "true" (or "poser" for you) sound is found on Fighting the World/Kings of Metal and that's it.
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15.07.2016 - 12:39
Rating: 7
TrueMetalJope
Some really strong tracks and some total fillers here. The band should've left these slow pussy metal songs out, since they couldn't do them properly. And I'm referring to #3, #5, #6, #7 and #9.

Wheels Of Fire and Hail And Kill though
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The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../
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