Sound — 9
The sound of this CD is just pure metal! With some of the best riffs I've ever heard, and lightning fast solos. The music is pure '80s heavy metal, which every Manowar fan lives for! Personaly I think this is Manowar's best CD ever.
Lyrics — 8
Lyrics are classic Manowar! They're an ode to true metal. I will admit, with a heavy heart, Manowar has put out some pretty bad lyrics such as the song "Spirit Horse Of The Cheorkee" from "Triumph Of Steel" "When we do the ghost dance the buffalo will return" or the Entire song "Blow Your Speakers" which is number 18 on VH1's 40 worst metal songs. But this album breaks far away from that.
Overall Impression — 9
I'm very impressed with this album. "The Gods Made Heavy Metal" is the best song on the whole album, along with "Return Of The Warlord." This album is a must for any Manowar fan!