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Best post reformed Manilla Road album

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Rumpole, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Rumpole

    Rumpole Dust and Bones

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    Manilla Road is one of the few bands who have released consistently strong albums since reuniting, so pick your favourite.

    Atlantis Rising (2001)

    Spiral Castle (2002)

    Gates Of Fire (2005)

    Voyager (2008)

    My pick goes to Spiral Castle. Great production, awesome riffs and some absolute monster tracks. Born Upon The Soul and Sands Of Time make for a massive ending. Second favourite would be Gates Of Fire, probably their most "epic" album (though I really hate that word).

    edit: was going to make it a poll, but I stuffed it.
     
  2. V.V.V.V.V.

    V.V.V.V.V. Houses Ov Mercury

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    Voyager, definitely.

    I'd really go so far as to say that they've never made anything very disappointing or bad at all though.
     
  3. Rumpole

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    Vilden From the holy kingdom of Harmonia

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    While I think the middle part of Gates of Fire is probably the best, Spiral Castle is the overall winner imo too. It has better song through the whole album and Gates of Fire drags on a tad bit too long imo.
     
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    I haven't heard any of these albums aside from Voyager, which is extremely good.
     
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    Addo_Of_Nex Fuck of Death

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    Gates of Fire for me, even though I haven't heard Atlantic Rising.
     
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    I've only heard Voyager >_>
     
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    I actually thunk Voyager may be the worst of the post reformed albums, it is still very good ofcourse but the albums prior are all better.
     
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    Gates of Fire is probably my favorite, but like everyone else said...they haven't had a bad release, before or after the reform
     
  10. Rumpole

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    I agree, I think the production hurts it a bit, the drum sound especially.
     
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    Voyager friggin' rules, dudes.
     
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    Voyager is easily my favorite of the bunch.
     
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    Ofcourse it does, the other albums just happens to rule abit more. ;)
     
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    I disagree. I like Voyager way more than Gates of Fire, for instance. GOF seems to drag and has a bit too doomy of a vibe for me (obviously people who like trad doom more than I do, even though I do like doom, will like it more), while V has a big death metal influence in a lot of parts, plus the long ballad-esque/acoustic tracks are amazing to me, and the storyline is gripping and really cool.
     
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    Bump.


    If Mark of the Beast counts then I'm going with that (well mostly because it was released around the same time). If not either Spiral Castle or Gates of Fire.
     
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    Afraid I'm still trapped in the past listening to the oldies. Should probably give the newer shit a try. Starting with Spiral Castle I'm thinking.
     
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    Mark of the Beast was originally written in 1981

    My vote goes for Voyager.
     
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    Master_Yoda77 Juggalo

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    I've never heard Spiral Castle...
     
  19. mutantllama

    mutantllama Awesome custom title

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    I know but it wasn't officially released until the 2000s, which is why I mentioned it.
     
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    mutantllama Awesome custom title

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    Then you need to get on that.
     

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