Gods of War

Release date
3 Apr 2007
Running length
16 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Overture to the Hymn of the Immortal Warriors 6:20 26,706
2 The Ascension 2:30 32,509
3 King of Kings 4:18 43,876
4 Army Of The Dead, Part I 1:58 6,676
5 Sleipnir 5:14 37,339
6 Loki God of Fire 3:50 37,438
7 Blood Brothers 4:54 32,844
8 Overture to Odin 3:42 25,953
9 The Blood of Odin 3:57 27,415
10 Sons of Odin 6:24 31,388
11 Glory Majesty Unity 4:42 26,004
12 Gods of War 7:27 38,160
13 Army of the Dead, Part II 2:20 5,507
14 Odin 5:27 29,887
15 Hymn of the Immortal Warriors 5:29 25,986
16 Die for Metal 5:17 35,060

About this album

Gods of War is an album by Manowar released in 2007. It’s the first of a series of concept albums dedicated to different war gods from various mythologies. Gods of War is centered around Odin, King of Gods and primary god of war in the Norse Mythology. All the text on the booklet was written in the Runic alphabet. The booklet is available for download in the official Manowar site. Cover art is painted by Ken Kelly.

Music of the album features symphonic metal influence, such as use of keyboard, choir and symphonic orchestra

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  • Nordpolar

    Still I can't comprehend all the hate this album gets. It's really good.

    30 May 2014 Reply
  • My_Sharona

    Not Manowar's best, but I love the Norse Mythology of this album

    18 Jan 2014 Reply
  • RockDarnok

    The truest album ever:)

    6 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Steambull

    Wikipedia says that this is the "first of a series of concept albums dedicated to different war gods from various mythologies." Really, has DeMaio said that there will be a series? That would be a delusional thing to say, and I doubt that's what the fans want from Manowar's final years (well, re-recording old albums might not be that, either...) Not really a big fan of such extensive use of synthesized orchestra. All the narrative stuff and the emotionally loaded songs used to come in small doses here and there on Manowar's previous albums, but now that's pretty much all that the album represents. There are a few great moments, but let's just say that nothing here made me feel the way that "The Crown and the Ring" or Orson Welles in "Dark Avenger" did. Maybe having his own label made DeMaio think he can pull off anything.

    10 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Clubonica

    Terribly underrated. Just because of all the narrow minded people who don't like the classical music parts. As for the metal tracks, they are some of the best Manowar have ever made. Listen to Sons of Odin, Die For Metal, Hymn of the Immortal Warriors, Gods of War. It's so damn metal!

    19 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Tensir

    My favourite of ManOwaR

    3 Jun 2013 Reply
  • leo_hns

    Great album. One of my favorite in heavy metal.

    1 May 2013 Reply
  • Kattfan_93

    Amazing album.

    15 Mar 2013 Reply
  • NemetZzZtheHead

    Feels like a metal opera. Masterpiece.

    26 Nov 2012 Reply
  • -Wesker

    very underrated album. if you don't like the "non metal tracks", then skip them. the metal songs are damn good (4)

    10 Apr 2012 Reply
  • fearimpaired

    me thinks some people may lack the experience of listening to conceptual albums :P they should really be listened to as a whole, with one "sitting". It's some kind of "progressive metal" approach, which is not bad at all... :)

    29 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Riskkapital

    very underrated album. if you don't like the "non metal tracks", then skip them. the metal songs are damn good (3)

    18 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Blitzkr13g

    i don't know what exactly to think about this album... is some kind of experiment, and maybe, the way ManOwaR will follow... I like it. But rarely i listen the orchestral... i like the power metal ones :D Instead, a regular album. Nothing compared to Kings of Metal or even Fighting the World. Ant not better than Warriors of the World. Greetings!

    30 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Darmer_91

    "Too much story telling, choirs and synths... and much less metal... I mean Manowar is one of my favorite bands, but honestly this sounds like a crappy movie soundtrack rather than a heavy metal MANOWAR album" [3] but it isn't bad at all, it's still MANOWAR! [2]

    21 Apr 2011 Reply
  • hammerstrikebg

    their best album to date - so epic :)

    16 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Zorthe

    Its quite amazing to listen to the whole album in one sitting. Everything connects in a good way.

    2 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Absent_Friends

    Agree with v. The metal songs are quite good, but there's too much non-metal nonsense that really does not fit in

    26 Dec 2010 Reply
  • wasp-man

    very underrated album. if you don't like the "non metal tracks", then skip them. the metal songs are damn good (2)

    15 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Dutek95

    It IS metal, but it's not "classic" metal - it's like battlecrys and so on.

    16 Apr 2010 Reply
  • hsvfreak1887

    metal never dies !!

    29 Dec 2009 Reply
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