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Fighting the World

ManowarAudio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Original Release Date: 1989
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B000002JLJ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #99,711 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Media Type: CD
Street Release Date: 07/07/1987

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blow your speakers! July 19, 2003
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heavy metal n. 1. heavy guns. 2. metal of high density. 3 (often attrib.) colloq. A type of highly amplified harsh-sounding rock music with a strong beat and frequent theatrical performance. 4. Manowar.
Manowar probably say it best themselves - death to false metal, forever fighting the world. No band has stayed truer to the cause of heavy metal in the past 20 years than Manowar. Bowing to no trend, this band has peddled straightforward metal in the face of opposition from all sides. No compromise, no bulls**t, just metal. For some reason, this attitude has seen Manowar become the object of derision and mirth among many a so-called metal fan.
Y'see, Manowar have this homoerotic thing going on. They dress like rejected extras from a Village People video. A lot of people can't seem to see past the codpieces, rippling muscles and the dodgy leather pants. It's a shame, because behind the codpieces you will find... heavy metal, of the highest order! (If you thought anything else, you have a dirty mind.)
Second best is not good enough for Joey De Maio, self-styled macho man, bass virtuoso and visionary driving force behind Manowar. Here you will find only the best in production values, the best available musicians, and some of the best sounding metal you will ever hear. The definition on this album is crystal clear. It is one of those recordings where you feel the urge to keep turning the volume louder and louder because it sounds so damn good. And anyway, it's Manowar, so "turn it up louder 'til we all get fried"!
Vocalist Eric Adams has a dramatic, theatrical voice, able to hit those oh so metal falsetto screams with ease. The drum sound here is absolutely booming. Even the drum kit is called the Drums of Death. "It is the ultimate drum system in the universe.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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Obviously Mr. T. Hardin is suffering from some musical mental problems. He would apparently refer the knuckle-dragging, amateurish, talentless stylings of the hundreds of bands that play the same three notes a thousand beats per minute while some oaf screams and growls unintelligible garble supposedly using all sorts of elaborate words for 'kill' that neither the band nor the fans know how to use or say properly.

OK, now that I've gotten that rant over with, let me continue on to what you really want to read. This was actually the very first Manowar album I heard. A friend picked it up the day it came out, let me borrow it after he listened to it once, and never got it back (sorry Darren). I was forever hooked. The first half of the album is classic, well produced, straight ahead metal. Fantastic, clear solos on each song. The title track is a classic Manowar anthem. It sums up what they are quite well. 'Blow Your Speakers' is not only another trademark metal anthem, but is also the closest Manowar has gotten to an actual "hit" in the U.S. "Carry On", one of my instant favorites, is and inspirational rally cry; the kind Manowar is known for, among other things. "Violence and Bloodshed' is a fast and furious return to the Heavy Metal beginnings and Vietnam theme that hasn't been seen since the first album "Battle Hymns". All in all the first half of this album is just in your face heavy metal.

The second half is a return to the days of long, long ago. 'Defender' is one of the last things that the late, great Orson Welles ever did before his passing. I listened to this track at least 200 times in the first week I had this album. It aptly sets the tone for the rest of the record. A rich narrative that opens to a powerful crash of truly heavy metal.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The battle for true metal wages on... August 26, 2005
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Very few albums will snap the bones of wimps and posers quite like this call to arms. Thy ferocious bedlam of riffs woun't give the blood on your battle axe time to dry, as thine assault in everlasting. This masterpiece begins with the title track, "Fighting the World" which affirms the kings stature as True Metal Champions! The final clash of steel in the closer "Black Wind, Fire and Steel," acts as a guillotine, coming down upon the necks of all whom would dare play false metal. This is not just "an album," for it tis a right of passage to becoming a man, in a world filled with wimps.

Hear ye, hear ye! For thy most presonal aspect of this work of passion and pride was the preasence of Orson Welles on the mighty tale, "Defender." An expression of skepticism fell across my countenance, as I did not foresee Sir Welles impressing me anymore than he had done in his films. However when I heard the track I was amazed. I have never heard a more emotionally intense preformance in all my years. My heart opened wider then all the young madiens whom come calling to Manowars bed chambers upon thy midnight hour of lust. Welles' preformance as a noble warrior, on his death bed, writing to a son whom he has never met in the flesh makes this faithful warrior shed enough tears to fill the nile. The great one's powerful passion makes his work in "Touch of Evil," "The Third Man," and even "Citizen Cane," look like the feeble-weak-life forsaken preformances given by such wimpy dogs as Adam Sandler. With Lord Adams enacting the voice and soul of the son, this heartbreaking tale is so full of spirit, it is impossible to believe they are not really father and son. After experiencing this powerful journey, I marched into the resthome where mine own father rested dormant.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Manowar is made of steel, not clay.
A lyric from the title track, says more than I ever could. This is the band that sells out arenas and amphitheaters all over Europe.... Read more
Published 7 months ago by David Figueira
5.0 out of 5 stars manawar fighting the world
ive had 2 buy this album 5 times it keeps coming up missing out of my case and would have to buy it agine if came up missing
Published 7 months ago by Rebecca Burris
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless classic
Manowar have been around since the NWOBHM hit in the late 70s, and to this day bring out the warrior in all of us. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Hemifury
5.0 out of 5 stars Manowar
Pure pagan metal with no "glam" or "hair". Metallica combined with the soundtrack for Lord of the Rings or Dungeons & Dragons. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mark J. House
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album!
Kicks ass but look out. I just got a speeding ticket to this thing. Cant help but drive fast while listening
Published 16 months ago by Josh Clark
2.0 out of 5 stars Ok album
Bought this title because I lost it and only found to like about 4-5 songs on it but wasn't embarrassed to listen to it like some other manowar titles I recently bought -into... Read more
Published on January 15, 2012 by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Play it loud, don't play it low!
That is exactly the way this albums needs to be listened to. Loudly. This is a must have for any fan of Metal!
Published on January 11, 2012 by Distant Echos
4.0 out of 5 stars Great album
One of Manowar's best album, it has the crunchy festive style of the 80's that i like so much. Is very similar to Kings of Metal but not that powerful, no Heart of Steel or Hail... Read more
Published on May 20, 2011 by Kevin Nazario Bartolomei
3.0 out of 5 stars Its so immature but nice music
Guys im 31 i cant listen seriously this album. This album is good if you are 15 not 31 . The lyrics make you laugh the attitude is really very ridiculous . Read more
Published on March 5, 2011 by KOURKOULOS NIKOS
5.0 out of 5 stars Real deal
Great great metal album. No stupid death metal vocals and some great playing. If you like classic metal this band and especially this album is a must.
Published on December 2, 2009 by temply123
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