Manowar - Warriors Of The World United (2002) (Limited Edition, CD+DVD)

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Manowar - Warriors Of The World United (2002) (Limited Edition, CD+DVD)

Manowar - Warriors Of The World United (2002) (CD+DVD)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE+LOG | 230 MB | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 70 MB | Complete HQ Scans | PNG -> 40 MB
DVD -> Folder | PAL 720x576, 4:3, 29.970fps | ~ 30 min | English PCM 48000Hz 2ch 1536Kbps | 2.5 GB
Heavy Metal | Label: Nuclear Blast GmbH #27361 10272 | RAR 3% Rec. | FilePost
… Limited edition, CDS & DVD with previously unrelesed video materil …

Don't really know where to begin with this DVD/CD compilation. Depending on how you view MANOWAR, it's a rather bemusing or embarrassing reflection on Heavy Metal music as it stands in the year 2002.

For one there is little doubt the integrity and loyalty that MANOWAR show to Heavy Metal but it's the old clichйs that begin to stretch the patience: of course I refer to MANOWAR's quest for laying as many women as possible and generally taking the piss out of as many people as they can along the way. Oh and drinking beer. In copious quantities. Sure they have had their detractors but this package will only add to the lambasting and lampooning.

Take it from me I am one of MANOWAR's biggest fans and have been for many, many years. Their music represents all that is good in Metal: The power, the emotion, the energy, the steadfast belief that what they are doing is the right thing to be doing.

However MANOWAR not playing music is something entirely different.

Check out the way they are introduced to the German TV-Total Audience. They simply look foolish and completely out of place in a modern TV studio. Bright lights and a near complete absence of Metalheads just leaves you pondering why are they doing this? Joey DeMaio's completely over the top response to each and every question makes Lars Ulrich look like a UN Ambassador. Guitarist Karl Logan hardly says a word; drummer Scott Columbus just doesn't want to be there but vocalist Eric Adams comes across as about the only band member who can truly communicate to the camera through the course of the DVD.

The "TV-Total" rendition of the glorious "Warriors Of The United" is a shambles. The sound is thin and raspy. Only Eric Adam's magnificent voices manages to save the day. Just.

The utter nonsense with some mad German named Olli is so embarrassing and cringing that you'll watch with fascination as Olli lampoons the very music that MANOWAR have fought so hard for over the years.

But am I missing the point? Or is there a point to this? Any MANOWAR material is usually greeted by myself with great joy. However after watching this I can only wonder at just what MANOWAR are thinking.

The making of "The Warriors Of The World" video and the video itself are excellent. Documenting the trials of dealing with the "Kings Of Metal". The rest we could do without. But what of the audio CD? 5 tracks, 4 of which are live. "Carry On" and "Kill With Power" is classic thundering powerhouse MANOWAR as is the epic "Warriors Of The World". "Nessun Dorma" I can live without.

Oh and the entire package can be summed up with the audio tracks being listed in the wrong order from the sleeve.

DVD Tracklist :

1. Warriors Of The World United (Video Edit Version 5.1 Sound)
2. Warriors Of The World United (Video Long Version 5.1 Sound)
3. Fire, Ice & Gasoline - bonus video footage ("Behind the Scenes")
4. TV TOTAL Show (PRO 7 / Sendung: TV TOTAL / Germany, 18.04.02)
5. Behind The Scenes
6. Olli Meets Manowar

Title: Manowar
Size: 2.41 Gb ( 2 523 184,00 KBytes ) - DVD-5
Enabled regions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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CD Tracklist :

1. Warriors Of The World United - 5:49
2. Nessun Dorma (Live) - 3:50
3. Kill With Power (Live) - 4:26
4. March For Revenge (By The Soldiers Of Death) (Live) - 9:13
5. Carry On (Live) - 4:29

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Eric Adams - Vocals
Karl Logan - Guitars, Keyboards
Joey DeMaio - Bass
Scott Columbus - Drums

All Songs written and produced by MANOWAR Recorded in Hell, mixed by Ronald Prent at Galaxy Studio/Belgium
Except CD tracks 2-5 - recorded at the Gods Of Metal Festival' Milan on June 6, 1999
5.1-mix taken from the MANOWAR Super Audio-CD "Warriors Of The World"