Between 1996 and 2002 I’ve seen Manowar live eight times, all in small clubs. Imagine that, German fans! They are without a doubt the loudest, most powerful and best sounding live band I’ve ever seen (and I’ve seen Metallica before they cut their hair). The album is a true testament to their power. When I got it (an import back in 1997) I brought it home and turned up my stereo as loud as the speakers could handle, sat back and let the magic flow over me. I was transported back to a gig, and it was perfect. This Cd has most of Manowar’s best known tracks, runs almost two hours, and will leave your jaw hanging. Just remember, always play Manowar as loud as it can be, and buy the companion CD, Hell On Stage Live, as it contains some of the lesser known Manowar epics, and it actually sounds better than this one, if that can be believed. This is the definition of Heavy Metal.