The Sons Of Odin EP features over 25 minutes of total playing time.
Besides "The Sons Of Odin" - which features MANOWAR's patented, lion-heared metal riffs mixed with arena-rock stomping grooves and orchestral arrangements - the EP includes the title track from the upcoming Manowar full-length album "Gods Of War", an orchestral version of the new song "Odin" and live performances of "The Ascension" and "King Of Kings" from the Earthshaker Fest 2005.
01 - The Ascension (Live)
02 - King Of Kings (Live)
03 - Odin (Immortal Version)
04 - Gods Of War (Immortal Version)
05 - The Sons Of Odin (Immortal Version)
Posted by Daniel M on 29th Jul 2014
From what I have heard this EP was originally only meant to be a single. Luckily for us Manowar said, "No, fuck that, we'll give them an EP!". And what a punchy little EP we got! 5 tracks, about 24 minutes long, but bloody powerful stuff.
Now admittedly the material really was just a preview of what was soon to come on Manowar's following full length album Gods Of War, but the versions you'll hear on this EP are a little different and special.
The EP starts off with live versions of The Ascension and King Of Kings. These two songs together kick so much arse it can scarcely be believed. This leads into Odin, a slower, more sentimental, instrumental track. Then we get Gods Of War which is more of an epic track. It's not a speedy arse kicker like King Of Kings but it will still get you with its own brand of power. This all leads up to the brilliant The Sons Of Odin. I love this track. It just makes you want to grab a sword and throw yourself into the thick of a battle somewhere, which is what you want from a Manowar song. And I much prefer this version over the version on the Gods Of War album, probably because it was this version that I heard first.
I used to use this EP to inspire me during my work outs. It was perfect for this purpose. But even if you don't intend to lift weights while listening to this EP you will enjoy it. It's a whole shitload of awesome Manowar true metal power condensed into 5 tracks. Buy it, you'll love it. My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.