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Manilla Road - The Deluge

Manilla Road - The Deluge

Label : Shadow Kingdom Records | Archive under heavy / power metal

Release type: Re-release

Pim B. : Manilla Road was formed in 1978 and in 1980 they released their First album 'Invasion'. The band is still active and released the album 'Playground Of The Damned' earlier this year. Older releases get reissued a lot too and this time the fifth album 'The Deluge' from 1986 gets a re-release treatment. Many fans consider this album the ultimate album from the band around Mark 'The Shark' Shelton although a lot reckon 'Crystal Logic' is their best effort. Besides the fact this band never broke through on a large scale they had quite some impact on other bands. You can see them as one of the originators of American epic heavy metal. The biggest problem Manilla Road has is the mediocre production most of their albums have. I think this keeps a lot of fans away from this band leaving a small but dedicated group of fans that do appreciate the stale sound. I think the lack of production adds to the charm of this band and 'The Deluge' still is a great album after 25 years. So this is your chance to add this record to your collection. The LP edition has been released by High Roller Records by the way.

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