Apparently someone recently found this blog by typing into google “best manowar song for headbanging” … so that totally rules..
Anyway, on the topic of true heavy metal that makes me want to chop down trees shirtless, wear assless chaps to biker rallies, and break living room furniture, North American heshers Cauldron we’re thoughtful enough to swing through Boston’s Great Scott a month or two ago. I’d been a fan of their “Chained to the Nite” record (featuring hit fist pumper “Chained up in Chains”) for a year or so and dudes provided 100% of the stage show I was hoping for (even through ever present guitar head problems). While some might call foul on yet another “retro” band, I think I can say without a doubt that these dudes just fucking love heavy metal. There’s no posturing here, just nerdy Canadian head bangers sucking down cheap beer and doing what comes natural. Natural being, of course, totally bitchin’ solos, memorable, yet economic riffs, very solid drumming (we were entertained during the aforementioned amp problems with a very competent, jazzy drum solo), and melodic but non-wimpy vocals.
Pick up the band’s new album Burning Fortune and comment below with your favorite Manowar song for headbanging.