#88. Manowar / Best Bands of All-Time / Top 100

If you grew up in the ’80s, then surely you remember seeing the epic album art featuring the loincloth-wearing members of the mighty Manowar, the #88 ranked band on the Top 100 Greatest Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Bands of All-Time Countdown. With the battle cry “Death to false metal,” legions of Manowarriors by their side (in Germany), and a Guinness World Record for loudest performance, Manowar is ten times more metal than any band, ever. Don’t laugh, these guys are no joke. Or are they? The best Manowar songs are “Sons of Odin,” “Metal Warriors,” “Battle Hymn,” “Fighting the World,” “Metal Daze,” “Warriors of the World United,” and “Blood of my Enemies.”

Best Song: “Battle Hymn” (1982)

Best Album: “The Triumph of Steel” (1992)

Best Tour: Kings of Metal World Tour 1989

Most Valuable Band Member: Eric Adams – Vocals

If you like Manowar then you’ll dig: Virgin Steele

Fun Fact: Manowar played a gig that lasted over 5 hours at a 2008 show in Bulgaria


Top 100 Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Bands of All-Time – 2013 Edition

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