Thursday, September 30, 2010
There has been a lot of talk about Manowar around these here parts for quite some
time, but I have to come forth and admit that I refuse to toe the party line where they're concerned.
I just DON'T get it. I never have, and I'm guessing I never will.
I know that makes me a Metal heretic, and probably marks me out as a wimp and a poseur who should probably leave the hall, but, well, fuck it. I just find them ridiculous.
I mean, for a START, they look STUPID. They claim to be the loudest, fastest and heaviest metal band on the planet but, well, I guess they never heard of Motorhead, Vader or Burning Witch, to name THREE bands that outclass them in all of those categories. As for their lyrics......well....'nuf sed.
Finding out that they weren't actually SUPPOSED to be a parody was like the day I found out from my teacher that people actually BELIEVED all of the stories in the Bible were, like, REAL.
I was confused, then amazed, then actually felt a little sorry for all of the schmucks out there who bought into it - in the case of Manowar, most of mainland Europe, and in the case of the Bible, well, you guys in the U.S of A.
So, when i came across a band called NanowaR (Of Steel), well, I felt COMPELLED to tell you good people about 'em.
I hope you're sitting down...
...yes. NanowaR (Of Steel). An Italian parody of Manowar with a gay agenda and a tenuous grasp of the english language.
I genuinely cannot tell the difference between the parody and the original source material, other than that the parodic lyrics are INTENTIONALLY lousy. Sorry kids.
Why not download a copy of their new record 'Into Gay Pride Ride' here?
If you feel compelled to dig further, their website is here and their MySpace is here...heck, you can even find 'em on Facebook!
For all I know, the gay agenda may ALSO be a double-bluff, I mean, you never can tell with these Europeans.
Anyhow, I guess I'd better leave the hall, I hear the sound of angry Euro-metallers with pitchforks at the castle gates...
Posted by The Thing That Should Not Be at 12:17 PM