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  • Audio CD (February 1, 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Relativity
  • ASIN: B000001C6F
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #137,407 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Deliver Us From Evil
2. Winter Tears
3. Child Of The Damned
4. Penny For A Poor Man
5. Black Mass
6. Lucifer's Hammer
7. Mrs. Victoria
8. Aliens
9. Lost And Lonely Days
10. Beginning/Lucifer's Hammer
11. Soliloquy
12. MCMLXXXIV
13. Child Of The Damned

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Krazy
This "best of" is all we have from Warlord, because this albums cover virtually their entire career.
MariaCecilia
Metal fans who appreciate early Judas Priest, Savatage or Diamond Head will love this CD.
"ntlacrobat"

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By D. Hodgson on September 17, 2001
Format: Audio CD
OK, so it took years for Warlord to release a full-length LP. For those keeping count, there was the original EP with seven or so songs, a couple of vinyl extended singles, a Metal Blade demo appearance ("Mrs. Victoria") and a "live" fanclub-released performance video that was anything but live!
Never mind all that. Throughout all these releases, bandleaders Bill Tsarmis (aka "Destroyer") and Mark Zonder (aka "Thunder Child", who later went on to Fates Warning) were the only constants. But what constants they were! The comparison one might make is what Ozzy's Randy Rhoads-era might be like if King Diamond wrote the lyrics. This is proto-neoclassical, power metal at is most melodic, soulful finest.
Not to be confused with the white-metal band that now bears its name, the original Warlord put out some of the finest, most heartbreaking examples of metal guitarcraft ever committed to vinyl. When one contrasts the level of songwriting and performance ability from Bill & Mark against their seeming inability to tour and manage their careers, all one can do is cry.
FIVE STARS.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Krazy on June 18, 2000
Format: Audio CD
WARLORD are one of the underrated metal bands of all time. I don't know for what reason they stopped playing, however they left a legacy of great memorable songs of which I'll name few. To begin with, WARLORD display a very vivid yet heavy metal. Their riffs are among the heaviest and in my opinion easily comparable to those of Black Sabbath. Just listen to 'Deliver us from evil' and you'll know what I'm talking about. Heavy, mean yet so melodic. That's what WARLORD are all about. If you listen closely you'll hear the bass and find out how good the bass lines (in all the songs) are and how 'wicked' the bassist is. And then there's the drumming which is one of the most solid and best drumming I've ever heard in my whole life. Again check out 'Deliver us from evil'. WARLORD also wrote some great ballads, 'Winter tears, will surely send your heart shivering and fill your eyes with tears (if not then maybe a bit close to that !). I can continue this review forever and talk about all the songs on this cd (maybe you'd like that) but if I do so then you'll loose the sensational feeling of hearing songs that will echo in your ears for a long time so I'll leave all the pleasure to you and I'm telling you, you won't regret buying this cd. I listen to it almost everyday and as a matter of fact I'm playing it right now. So do yourself a favor and GET IT NOW! Thank you.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Someone on November 27, 1999
Format: Audio CD
"The Best of Warlord" is one of those CDs that few heavy metal fans know about, but every serious one should own. All the original EPs are now out of print, and this album contains the best versions of all the songs they ever recorded, so this is the only Warlord album you need. It's impossible to pick a best song because they are all so good. I've had this for almost a year and it NEVER gets old.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ken H. on April 30, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I just got this CD recently, although having heard all the songs before elsewhere. I love it, everything is great. it's got everything from Deliver Us EP (Almost in Order -- Deliver us From Evil, Winter Tears, Child of the Damned[This ver is from "And the Cannons of Destruction have Begun"]), Penny For A Poor Man, Black Mass, and Lucifer's Hammer.
It includes the Metal Massacre III masterpiece, Mrs. Victoria, The awesome instrumental in the form of "MCMLXXXIV" (That's '1984', btw, if you dont know numerals), and the original version of Child of the Damned and the newer version of Lucifer's Hammer from "...And the Cannons of Destruction have begun".
I do think the booklet was a bit lacking. However, It is a Best of CD though, so it doesnt really matter. This is a great compilation. i only wish they'd have put a few more things on there (the other ver. of Deliver Us from Evil, and "Hands And Feet(ThunderChild's Farewell)", and the "Ending" from "...And the Cannons of Destruction have begun".)
All in all, i reccomend it 100%. It's one of those albums that grows on you, too. It never gets old (hasnt for me anyway), and provides some awesome listening...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 5, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This album by warlord, is one of the best albums in metal history. The music is perfect, and the riffs unbelievable. Really the riffs are incredible. Simple and perfect. The album has many ballads and very good "fast" songs. The drummer is one of the best feature of this album. The guy plays is magnificent. Its classic 80s metal, a kind of soft-power metal. If you like metal, hard rock or rock just buy the album now. No kidding, this is a true masterpiece.
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Let's go back in time the very early eighties, the NWOBHM was just starting to rock the world, although it would have to duke it out with way too many other types of music, much of which was in flux. Punk was turning into new wave, folk rock was going country which itself was becoming a mighty southern brand of hard rock, disco, prog, fusion and arena rock were running their courses. NWOBHM (and arguably Goth music) helped save music even if rock critics won't admit it. This movement helped define the odd super rockers that preceded them and helped create a whole new genre. Bands were sprouting like weeds and the L. A. bar scene helped kick start the early American metal scene, but even then there was hardly a homogeneous sound. Check out the first Metal Massacre album to see the variety, we had Malice, Metallica, Steeler, and Ratt amongst others on that original piece of vinyl. It was a case of throwing things against the wall and just seeing what stuck.

One of the first bands to pop up was Warlord, and at its core were Mark Zonder (as Thunderchild) on drums and Bill Tsamis (as Destroyer) on guitars. Their first recording was in 1981 and was an instrumental demo containing 'Mrs. Victoria', 'Lucifer's Hammer', 'Black Mass', 'Child Of The Damned', and 'Soliloquy'. They would continue to bang away at the glass ceiling of non-commercialism and record singles, appear on a couple of Metal Massacre albums, and try to define their own sound. Zonder and Tsamis never helped their cause by constantly having a revolving cast of musicians. It's hard to get anywhere when you're hiring and firing your fellow musicians. And they didn't, after a handful of singles, one EP, one album, and one DVD, they gave up the ghost.
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