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Which is better?

Rhapsody Of Fire88
Manowar50

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Posted by Baz Anderson on 30.01.2011 at 20:34
This should be an interesting one. Manowar are the original cheeses, but Rhapsody came onto the scene over ten year ago, and made metal more bombastic and cheesy than anyone had seen before. Rhapsody were on Manowar's record label, but after some disputes which included a prevention from Rhapsody performing live - they finally managed to get away onto another label.

I can't help but feel that Manowar were not too pleased to be out-cheesed, hence the restrictions put on the band. But this is just speculation. Let's find out who people like more - the original, or the modern.



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Stabby

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Age: 25
From: Canada
  19.06.2012 at 05:52
I suspect that this decision will come down to which genre someone happens to like more. They're just not very comparable in my opinion. One is classically flavored symphonic power metal and the other is mostly heavy metal. And they both do what they do well but the only real common denominator is the extreme cheesiness.

My favorite of the two is Rhapsody. I just like their style more. Power Of The Dragonflame is one of my favorite albums ever, it's their masterpiece in my view, and blows everything I have heard from Manowar out of the water. But Manowar's Warriors of the World is better than a lot of Rhapsody for me. So it's not a clear decision. But if I could only listen to one ever again it would be Rhapsody.
BestMetalstormer

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Age: 26
From: Vietnam

  19.06.2012 at 06:03
Wow I like both of their music, but prefer Manowar due to I find Manowar seems more hard than Rhapsody both music physique and lyrical attitude, more bombastic while Rhapsody too noble dignified and I never find good lyric of Rhapsody, enjoying their music but more upon Manowar as with broader aspects.
Stabby

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Age: 25
From: Canada
  19.06.2012 at 06:27
Lol, I have been listening to both on youtube for the last hour and both of them have comments like "brotherz of metalz we must unite to fight teh ebil pop musics. For The GLory Of Metalz!" Maybe this is a good comparison culturally, if not musically. The culture of teenagers on the internet listening to metal...
arwestromen

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Age: 25
From: Sweden

  19.06.2012 at 13:22
American homo erotic cheese vs italian lord of the ring cheese.....meh I go for the men in leather
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Angelic Storm
Melodious

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From: UK

  19.06.2012 at 14:37
Written by Stabby on 19.06.2012 at 06:27

Lol, I have been listening to both on youtube for the last hour and both of them have comments like "brotherz of metalz we must unite to fight teh ebil pop musics. For The GLory Of Metalz!" Maybe this is a good comparison culturally, if not musically. The culture of teenagers on the internet listening to metal...


I actually doubt the culture of teenage metalheads at least generally, has changed very much from the 80's til now. The only difference was, the 80's metalhead kids didn't have access to the net back then. After all, Manowar's "posers leave the hall" and "death to false metal" nonsense was just as embraced by certain metalheads back in the 80's as it is now.
Stabby

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Age: 25
From: Canada
  19.06.2012 at 18:36
Written by Angelic Storm on 19.06.2012 at 14:37

Written by Stabby on 19.06.2012 at 06:27

Lol, I have been listening to both on youtube for the last hour and both of them have comments like "brotherz of metalz we must unite to fight teh ebil pop musics. For The GLory Of Metalz!" Maybe this is a good comparison culturally, if not musically. The culture of teenagers on the internet listening to metal...


I actually doubt the culture of teenage metalheads at least generally, has changed very much from the 80's til now. The only difference was, the 80's metalhead kids didn't have access to the net back then. After all, Manowar's "posers leave the hall" and "death to false metal" nonsense was just as embraced by certain metalheads back in the 80's as it is now.


So Rhapsody owes their fervent following of tr00 metal warriorz to Manowar. Well then! It's a legacy of cheese. The more you know
Mattybu
#Kony2012

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From: Canada

  22.06.2012 at 06:36
Tough call, but at the end of the day, Rhapsody Of Fire's music is easier for me to get involved in. Cheesy as it may be, sometimes it can really take me away. A few Manowar songs have done that though, like the Dawn of Battle or whatever that song in Brutal Legend is called. That song is good.

I would say I definitely appreciate these bands more than a lot of people in general though
Josh Gottret

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Age: 25
From: Bolivia

  28.06.2012 at 11:16
I think that both are amazing bands, but I put in first place Rhapsody of Fire, 'cause...they are really great musicians, I'm not saying that Manowar doesn't but I think ROF are better...anyway, awesome solos...epic choirs and glorious lyrics give to ROF a great advantage!!!
Manowar it's always Manowar...brave men and muscles...girls here, girls there...but nothing else matters...and their albums...they have an amazing and powerfull threesome "Kings Of Metal", "The Triumph Of Steel", "Louder Than Hell" but after that...what happened??? The same boring and repetitive songs!
axelx666

Posts: 124
From: USA

  30.06.2012 at 12:45
6 simple words:


WHEN OTHER BANDS PLAY, MANOWAR KILL!!!

but in a serious note: manowar defined the world of metal and pumped out more hits then rhasphody (true they've been around longer) but i mean hail to
england is a great album and so is warriors of metal. and they also set the record for loudest band ever AND longest concert . (google it folks) they reached a SPL of 139 db! and that was just during the sound check! and they played for 5 hours and 1 minute in Bulgaria in 2008.

btw the threshold of pain is SPL 130db (150 is a jet engine)

i think i made myself clear.
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Andreas

Posts: 135

Age: 24
From: The Netherlands
  30.06.2012 at 12:49
Yeah, they're so busy killing that they forget to play music
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Fuck

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Age: 46
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  30.06.2012 at 23:15
When other bands play, Manowar gay
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Valentin B
Iconoclast

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  01.07.2012 at 02:47
Why compare two bands that are completely different from each other as Manowar and Rhapsody are?
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Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Fuck

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From: The Netherlands

  01.07.2012 at 18:11
Written by Valentin B on 01.07.2012 at 02:47

Why compare two bands that are completely different from each other as Manowar and Rhapsody are?



you can easily compare the totally over them op cheese factor of both
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Skandino

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Age: 21
From: Sweden

  01.07.2012 at 18:32
Pretty sure I voted for Rhapsody... I still would do the same. At least I used to like them, Manowar on the other hand was always shit to me.
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LichBorne

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Age: 21
From: Serbia
  06.07.2012 at 16:01
Manowar is THE GAYEST METAL BAND I ever heard of. if you put Justin Bieber and Manowar in topic I would vote for Bieber

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