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Release date: 28 February 2014
Style: Heavy metal, US power metal

Rating:

5.4 | 53 votes

Owners:

32 have it
14 want it


Disc I
01. Hail And Kill MMXIV
02. Kings Of Metal MMXIV
03. The Heart Of Steel MMXIV [Acoustic Intro version]
04. A Warrior's Prayer MMXIV
05. The Blood Of The Kings MMXIV
06. Thy Kingdom Come MMXIV
07. The Sting Of The Bumblebee MMXIV
08. Thy Crown And Thy Ring MMXIV [Orchestral version]
09. On Wheels Of Fire MMXIV
10. Thy Crown and Thy Ring MMXIV [Metal version] [bonus]
11. The Heart Of Steel MMXIV [Instrumental] [bonus]

Disc II
01. Hail And Kill MMXIV [Instrumental version]
02. Kings Of Metal MMXIV [Instrumental version]
03. The Heart Of Steel MMXIV [Orchestral Intro version] [Instrumental version]
04. The Blood Of The Kings MMXIV [Instrumental version]
05. Thy Kingdom Come MMXIV [Instrumental version]
06. Thy Crown and Thy Ring MMXIV [Orchestral version] [Instrumental version]
07. On Wheels Of Fire MMXIV [Instrumental version]

Review


Line-up
Eric Adams - vocals
Karl Logan - guitars, keyboards
Donnie Hamzik - drums
Joey DeMaio - bass, guitars, keyboards

Guest musicians
Brian Blessed - narration


Additional info
A Re-recorded and brand new special version of the original 1988 release. Tracks are arranged in a different order and the track titles have also been altered for most of the tracks.

The album is sometimes referred to as the Kings Of Metal MMXIV (Silver Edition).

Staff review by
ScreamingSteelUS

Rating:
3.4
I'll level with you guys. I wrote a review for Kings Of Metal MMXIV back in November 2013, based purely on the Battle Hymns MMXI abomination and the seconds-long clip of the "Kingdom Come" vocal track. I knew exactly what this would sound like; I was only waiting for the album's release to confirm my suspicions. Well, you know what? It's WORSE.

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published 02.03.2014 | Comments (22)



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qlacs - 06.10.2013 at 14:43  
  Why... Just why?? This is clearly not going to work out for them. In fact, touching anything that Ross did is a bad idea. In fact, I don't know if Ross played on this. Somebody, stop this madness..!
Marcel Hubregtse - 07.10.2013 at 00:54  
 
Written by qlacs on 06.10.2013 at 14:43

Why... Just why?? This is clearly not going to work out for them. In fact, touching anything that Ross did is a bad idea. In fact, I don't know if Ross played on this. Somebody, stop this madness..!


this one was already crap to begion with Btw Ross was on it originally, so just like with Battle Hymns it's clearly about the band not wanting to pay any more royalties
Rulatore - 07.02.2014 at 23:08  
Rating: 2
Written by qlacs on 06.10.2013 at 14:43

Somebody, stop this madness..!

This. Somebody should sue them for making their mediocre work even worse.

I listened only until the second track and it was enough...
ManiacBlasphemer - 08.02.2014 at 00:50  
Rating: 2 The first track was passable, but they butchered the second one and I stopped listening. Why?! Why ruin this record?! The production of the original was great. The performance was also great! Why make a subpar re-recording with a worn-off Eric Adams and some obsolete musicians (quality-wise)? The only answer is money... nothing else, same thing with the re-recording of the debut.
Rulatore - 10.02.2014 at 00:26  
Rating: 2
Written by ManiacBlasphemer on 08.02.2014 at 00:50

they butchered the second one and I stopped listening.

This, it is so fucking bad that is almost unbelievable.
Metalmenial - 11.02.2014 at 18:46  
  I want regular studio album. The question is: Will better than The Lord Of Steel ? Can they record a great album in the future ?
Slyfang - 27.03.2014 at 02:45  
  Setting quality aside, can someone explain the 46 dollar pricetag?
Troy Killjoy - 27.03.2014 at 04:39  
 
Written by Slyfang on 27.03.2014 at 02:45
Setting quality aside, can someone explain the 46 dollar pricetag?

Amazon sometimes has really weird price points. It's cheaper on their website.

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