Sign of the Hammer
MANOWAR

MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com

MANOWAR - Sign of the Hammer cover
4.19 | 27 ratings | 4 reviews
Buy this album from MMA partners

Album · 1984

Tracklist

1. All Men Play on 10 (4:01)
2. Animals (3:33)
3. Thor (The Powerhead) (5:23)
4. Mountains (7:39)
5. Sign of the Hammer (4:18)
6. The Oath (4:54)
7. Thunderpick (3:31)
8. Guyana (Cult of the Damned) (7:10)

Total Time: 40:33

Line-up/Musicians

- Eric Adams / vocals
- Ross the Boss / guitar
- Joey DeMaio / bass guitar
- Scott Columbus / drums

About this release

Release date: October 15, 1984
Label: 10 Records

Thanks to Pekka, diamondblack for the updates

MANOWAR MP3, Free Download/Stream

No MANOWAR MP3s available for streaming.

Buy MANOWAR - SIGN OF THE HAMMER music

Amazon (logo)
Sign Of The HammerSign Of The Hammer
Import
10 Records 2008
Audio CD$3.74
$2.64 (used)
Sign Of The Hammer by Manowar (2008-06-10)Sign Of The Hammer by Manowar (2008-06-10)
10 Records
Audio CD$38.98
Showing 2 items | Cache expiring in 34h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
MANOWAR SIGN OF THE HAMMER BRAND NEW & SEALED CD MANOWAR SIGN OF THE HAMMER BRAND NEW & SEALED CD USD $7.48 Buy It Now 5h
Manowar Sign of The Hammer Japan Vinyl LP with OBI Promo Label Copy Dictators Manowar Sign of The Hammer Japan Vinyl LP with OBI Promo Label Copy Dictators USD $149.99 Buy It Now 18h
MANOWAR SIGN OF THE HAMMER LP RARE 2009 IMPORT COLOR VINYL GATE FOLD DICTATORS MANOWAR SIGN OF THE HAMMER LP RARE 2009 IMPORT COLOR VINYL GATE FOLD DICTATORS USD $39.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Manowar - Sign of the  Hammer, Vinyl, 12 Manowar - Sign of the Hammer, Vinyl, 12", UK Pressing, 1984, Heavy Metal USD $51.00 Buy It Now 2 days
MANOWAR - SIGN OF THE HAMMER CD ORG 1st PRESS GERMANY XIDCD21/HEAVY LOAD/THOR MANOWAR - SIGN OF THE HAMMER CD ORG 1st PRESS GERMANY XIDCD21/HEAVY LOAD/THOR USD $4.99 (0 bids)
2 days
MANOWAR ~ SIGN OF THE HAMMER ** 1984 German 10 LP MANOWAR ~ SIGN OF THE HAMMER ** 1984 German 10 LP USD $6.96 (7 bids)
2 days
MANOWAR - SIGN OF THE HAMMER - 1984 VINYL LP RECORD - 10 Records Ltd MANOWAR - SIGN OF THE HAMMER - 1984 VINYL LP RECORD - 10 Records Ltd USD $20.00 Buy It Now 2 days
MANOWAR - Sign Of The Hammer KOREA LP Grey CVR MANOWAR - Sign Of The Hammer KOREA LP Grey CVR USD $95.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Manowar - Sign Of The Hammer Vinyl Ex Condition USA Pressing Grand Slamm Manowar - Sign Of The Hammer Vinyl Ex Condition USA Pressing Grand Slamm USD $25.30 Buy It Now 3 days
MANOWAR =SIGN OF THE HAMMER=  XIDCD 21 MANOWAR =SIGN OF THE HAMMER= XIDCD 21 USD $15.00 Buy It Now 3 days
MANOWAR - SIGN OF THE HAMMER - 8tr LP - CZE 1991 - BLACK VINYL MANOWAR - SIGN OF THE HAMMER - 8tr LP - CZE 1991 - BLACK VINYL USD $29.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Manowar - Sign Of The Hammer [CD New] Manowar - Sign Of The Hammer [CD New] USD $8.26 Buy It Now 4 days
Sign Of The Hammer - Manowar (CD Used Very Good) Sign Of The Hammer - Manowar (CD Used Very Good) USD $7.58 Buy It Now 4 days
Sign of the Hammer by Manowar (CD, Jun-2008, Virgin) Sign of the Hammer by Manowar (CD, Jun-2008, Virgin) USD $6.72 Buy It Now 4 days
Sign of the Hammer by Manowar (CD, Jun-2008, Virgin) Sign of the Hammer by Manowar (CD, Jun-2008, Virgin) USD $11.92 Buy It Now 5 days
Manowar - Sign of the Hammer - ORG Germany Sonopress 1st Press cd Mint Manowar - Sign of the Hammer - ORG Germany Sonopress 1st Press cd Mint USD $19.95 Buy It Now 5 days
Manowar ‎– Sign Of The Hammer EX+ Manowar ‎– Sign Of The Hammer EX+ USD $25.30 Buy It Now 5 days
MANOWAR Sign Of The Hammer MC CASSETTE VIRGIN STEELE, GRAVE DIGGER, WARLORD MANOWAR Sign Of The Hammer MC CASSETTE VIRGIN STEELE, GRAVE DIGGER, WARLORD USD $10.99 Buy It Now 6 days
Manowar Sign Of The Hammer USA Cassette - SEALED Manowar Sign Of The Hammer USA Cassette - SEALED USD $19.99 Buy It Now 6 days
Manowar-Sign Of The Hammer  (UK IMPORT)  CD NEW Manowar-Sign Of The Hammer (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $7.65 Buy It Now 7 days
CD Manowar ‎– Sign Of The Hammer 1984 Holland Press FREE SHIPPING!!! CD Manowar ‎– Sign Of The Hammer 1984 Holland Press FREE SHIPPING!!! USD $11.70 Buy It Now 7 days
Manowar Sign of the Hammer CD 1984 German 86747 Free Shipping Manowar Sign of the Hammer CD 1984 German 86747 Free Shipping USD $14.99 Buy It Now 7 days
MANOWAR Sign Of The Hammer VJCP-23238 CD JAPAN MANOWAR Sign Of The Hammer VJCP-23238 CD JAPAN USD $81.61 Buy It Now 7 days
Manowar SIGN OF THE HAMMER Cassette Tape 1984 10 Records Death to False Metal Manowar SIGN OF THE HAMMER Cassette Tape 1984 10 Records Death to False Metal USD $17.99 Buy It Now 8 days
MANOWAR Sign Of The Hammer VJCP-23238 CD JAPAN OBI MANOWAR Sign Of The Hammer VJCP-23238 CD JAPAN OBI USD $114.38 Buy It Now 9 days
Manowar - Sign of the Hammer  1984 pressing 8 track disc-CD Manowar - Sign of the Hammer 1984 pressing 8 track disc-CD USD $3.78 Buy It Now 9 days
MANOWAR:SIGN OF THE HAMMER MANOWAR:SIGN OF THE HAMMER USD $8.85 Buy It Now 11 days
MANOWAR sign of the hammer LP 1984 10 records / virgin / french Pressing MANOWAR sign of the hammer LP 1984 10 records / virgin / french Pressing USD $26.00 Buy It Now 11 days
Manowar  - SIGN OF THE HAMMER CD 1984 XIDCD 21 W.GERMANY Manowar - SIGN OF THE HAMMER CD 1984 XIDCD 21 W.GERMANY USD $12.74 Buy It Now 11 days
MANOWAR Sign of the Hammer vinyl LP 10/Virgin GERMANY Import 1984 MANOWAR Sign of the Hammer vinyl LP 10/Virgin GERMANY Import 1984 USD $44.95 Buy It Now 11 days
Manowar / Sign Of The Hammer JAPAN BURRN 19 ORG!!!!!! T-A2 Manowar / Sign Of The Hammer JAPAN BURRN 19 ORG!!!!!! T-A2 USD $149.99 Buy It Now 12 days
MANOWAR - SIGN OF THE HAMMER - 10/VIRGIN RECORDS-DIX 10  MANOWAR - SIGN OF THE HAMMER - 10/VIRGIN RECORDS-DIX 10 USD $30.00 Buy It Now 12 days
MANOWAR  MANOWAR "Sign Of The Hammer" (CD) METAL "Classic" USD $9.67 Buy It Now 12 days
Sign of the Hammer [Manowar] [1 disc] New CD Sign of the Hammer [Manowar] [1 disc] New CD USD $8.25 Buy It Now 13 days
MANOWAR MANOWAR "SIGN OF THE HAMMER" CD NEW+ USD $17.12 Buy It Now 13 days
MANOWAR - SIGN OF THE HAMMER.  /  ( HAMMERFALL , GLORYHAMMER , SABATON , SAXON ) MANOWAR - SIGN OF THE HAMMER. / ( HAMMERFALL , GLORYHAMMER , SABATON , SAXON ) USD $10.42 Buy It Now 13 days
MANOWAR Sign Of The Hammer Vinyl Lp Record 1984 UK Press W/Insert MANOWAR Sign Of The Hammer Vinyl Lp Record 1984 UK Press W/Insert USD $26.06 Buy It Now 13 days
SIGN OF THE HAMMER BY MANOWAR (CD) SIGN OF THE HAMMER BY MANOWAR (CD) USD $15.81 Buy It Now 14 days
MANOWAR sign of the hammer CASSETTE TAPE - CXID21 / 1984 / ROCK / METAL MANOWAR sign of the hammer CASSETTE TAPE - CXID21 / 1984 / ROCK / METAL USD $13.91 Buy It Now 14 days
Sign of the Hammer by Manowar. Sign of the Hammer by Manowar. USD $11.98 Buy It Now 15 days
MANOWAR Sign Of  The Hammer LP NEW SEALED METAL VINYL GRAND SLAMM SLAM-14 MANOWAR Sign Of The Hammer LP NEW SEALED METAL VINYL GRAND SLAMM SLAM-14 USD $36.66 Buy It Now 17 days
PROMO LABEL / MANOWAR SIGN OF THE HAMMER / NM MINT- CLE PROMO LABEL / MANOWAR SIGN OF THE HAMMER / NM MINT- CLE USD $149.99 Buy It Now 18 days
Manowar - Sign Of The Hammer (cassette) korea slipcase Manowar - Sign Of The Hammer (cassette) korea slipcase USD $9.99 Buy It Now 18 days
MANOWAR sign of the hammer LP 1984 10 records / virgin / french Pressing MANOWAR sign of the hammer LP 1984 10 records / virgin / french Pressing USD $23.00 Buy It Now 19 days
MANOWAR CD Lot BATTLE HYMNS Into Glory Ride Hail to England Sign of the Hammer MANOWAR CD Lot BATTLE HYMNS Into Glory Ride Hail to England Sign of the Hammer USD $19.95 Buy It Now 19 days
Manowar - Sign Of The Hammer (1990, Grand Slamm, SLAMCD14, U.S.A., Very Rare) Manowar - Sign Of The Hammer (1990, Grand Slamm, SLAMCD14, U.S.A., Very Rare) USD $9.02 Buy It Now 20 days
# MANOWAR SIGN OF THE HAMMER - TOUR DATES original magazine advert small poster # MANOWAR SIGN OF THE HAMMER - TOUR DATES original magazine advert small poster USD $10.11 Buy It Now 22 days
# MANOWAR SIGN OF THE HAMMER - TOUR DATES original magazine advert small poster # MANOWAR SIGN OF THE HAMMER - TOUR DATES original magazine advert small poster USD $10.11 Buy It Now 22 days
Manowar - Sign Of The Hammer - 1984 Metal LP UK Pressing DIX10 Manowar - Sign Of The Hammer - 1984 Metal LP UK Pressing DIX10 USD $44.29 Buy It Now 22 days
Sign of the hammer 1984 GERMAN PRESS XIDCD 21 Manowar CD Sign of the hammer 1984 GERMAN PRESS XIDCD 21 Manowar CD USD $7.58 Buy It Now 23 days
Manowar Sign Of The Hammer USA Cassette Tape Grand Slamm Manowar Sign Of The Hammer USA Cassette Tape Grand Slamm USD $19.99 Buy It Now 23 days
Manowar - Sign of the hammer (1984) - Manowar CD 8JVG Manowar - Sign of the hammer (1984) - Manowar CD 8JVG USD $12.77 Buy It Now 24 days
MANOWAR - SIGN OF THE HAMMER LP Obi Japan Heavy Metal w/ lyric sheet MANOWAR - SIGN OF THE HAMMER LP Obi Japan Heavy Metal w/ lyric sheet USD $95.50 Buy It Now 24 days
Manowar Sign Of The Hammer Classic Metal Cd Great Condition Manowar Sign Of The Hammer Classic Metal Cd Great Condition USD $126.57 Buy It Now 24 days
Manowar Sign of the hammer - 1984 10 Records Manowar Sign of the hammer - 1984 10 Records USD $19.99 Buy It Now 24 days
MANOWAR Sign Of The Hammer (Cassette Tape, 1984) UK 10 RECORDS CDIX 10 JK MANOWAR Sign Of The Hammer (Cassette Tape, 1984) UK 10 RECORDS CDIX 10 JK USD $20.99 Buy It Now 24 days
Sign Of The Hammer - Manowar Compact Disc Sign Of The Hammer - Manowar Compact Disc USD $11.92 Buy It Now 25 days
MANOWAR Sign Of the Hammer Original Vtg Laminated Tour Concert Pass VTG RARE MANOWAR Sign Of the Hammer Original Vtg Laminated Tour Concert Pass VTG RARE USD $25.30 Buy It Now 25 days
JPN w/Obi -  Manowar - Sign of the hammer _ VJCP-23238 _ 1st press JPN w/Obi - Manowar - Sign of the hammer _ VJCP-23238 _ 1st press USD $39.99 Buy It Now 26 days
Manowar Sign of the Hammer 1st Press Vinyl LP Metal album Record HEAVY METAL oop Manowar Sign of the Hammer 1st Press Vinyl LP Metal album Record HEAVY METAL oop USD $14.99 Buy It Now 26 days
MANOWAR / SIGN OF THE HAMMER - Japan w/obi MANOWAR / SIGN OF THE HAMMER - Japan w/obi USD $100.00 Buy It Now 26 days
29/9/84pg17 Album Advert 15x10 Manowar, Sign Of The Hammer 29/9/84pg17 Album Advert 15x10 Manowar, Sign Of The Hammer USD $13.92 Buy It Now 26 days
MANOWAR Sign Of The Hammer Cassette Tape TRUE Heavy Metal Power 1984 10 records MANOWAR Sign Of The Hammer Cassette Tape TRUE Heavy Metal Power 1984 10 records USD $7.99 Buy It Now 27 days
Manowar-Sign Of The Hammer  CD NEW Manowar-Sign Of The Hammer CD NEW USD $10.86 Buy It Now 28 days
MANOWAR Sign Of The Hammer CD BRAND NEW MANOWAR Sign Of The Hammer CD BRAND NEW USD $14.05 Buy It Now 28 days
Showing all 65 items | Price may be different, data is cached, expiring in 24h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com

More places to buy metal & MANOWAR music

MANOWAR SIGN OF THE HAMMER reviews

Specialists/collaborators reviews

Kingcrimsonprog
In 1984, just two years after their debut, the legendary US Heavy Metal band Manowar released their fourth full-length studio album, Sign Of The Hammer. This was no rushed affair, just the shining output of a prolific and incendiary band hungry for success.

The album opens with the absolutely brilliant “All Men Play On Ten” which is like some kind of Heavy Metal mixture between Kiss’ “I Love It Loud” and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Working For MCA” with its storytelling approach and behind-the-scenes setting, coupled with the love of high amplifier volumes. Musically, a bit of a slow groover, with lots of neat guitar work and a chorus designed for singing along to.

The rest of the album, with the exception of the brief guitar solo “Thunderpick,” is all pounding, exciting, varied and interestingly structured classic Heavy Metal.

Tracks like the catchy “Animals” and the thunderous Title Track, alongside the Speed Metal of “The Oath” and the absolutely superb album-highlight “Thor (The Powerhead)” are some of the most consistent and enjoyable tracks you could hope for. The band sound so right, but so unique. There’s no messing about, no filler, not even any ballads this time either. Instead the diversity comes from within the tracks themselves, with tunes like “Mountains” containing enough exploration and deviation from the norm to stop it all feeling samey.

If you look at the back of the record and see the title “Guyana – Cult Of The Damned” you’d be forgiven for thinking this was also a track about Greek Mythology… “Who is Guyana? She must be the goddess of cults or something” but it turns out that the track is about the Jonestown mass suicide where over 900 people died – “Thanks for the Cool Aid, Reverend Jim” – and then you remember where Guyana is. The track itself is an interesting, theatrical, seven-minute mini-epic that tastefully explores a lot of ground and is a fitting closer to the well-crafted album. All the choral sounding backing vocals and the “grand” sound of the production really makes it feel like something important.

Overall, Sign Of The Hammer is a concise, interesting and entertaining album from Manowar that is both surprisingly tasteful and still good honest fun. It may not feature any half-naked barbarians on the cover but it should be in every Manowar fan’s collection without exception.
AtomicCrimsonRush
I used to love thrashing this thing during the 80s and I memorised many of the songs simply because I played it to death. It really has some of the best Manowar tracks especially on side 2 the side that rarely left my turntable on the days of vinyl.

Regretfully most of my metal vinyl has gone but I still remember Sign of the Hammer "be my guide, the spell has been lifted" it is in my brain forever. Loved those manic riffs too. 'The Oath' and 'Thunderpick' have some resonance with my memory too but I will never forget 'Guyana (Cult of the Damned)' with its haunting lyrics; "I thank you for the cool aid Reverend Jim." I knew every riff especially as it builds to the big riff in the verses. I did not know at the time what it was about but have since learnt it was focussing on the Jim Jonestown Massacre. The lyrics have even more power with that knowledge. The intro to the song is kind of a Latin rhythm that works well, and the drum pounding is incredible, like a march to the gallows, or a march along the boardwalk to the vats of poison the cultists eventually took.

This is a strong Manowar and perhaps one of their last great releases, still powerful and riff heavy, with glorious vocals throughout, and then they moved into a more mainstream sound.
Warthur
It's a rare Manowar album that doesn't offer even a hint of oiled-up man-titty on the cover, but don't let Sign of the Hammer fool you - it isn't Manowar's NSBM album. Instead, it's a rip-roaring grab-bag of excellence from beginning to end, the Manowar crew proving that they can be every bit as epic and technically proficient (see for instance Guyana - Cult of the Damned) as those dudes in Iron Maiden. This is traditional heavy metal which will tickle the fancy of anyone who likes cheesy lyrical themes, but if you don't like glam metal or power metal, don't worry - this slice of 80s metal is traditional through and through, and loud as hell with it. It's a real eye-opener for me, that's for sure, and I won't be underestimating Manowar again after this.

Members reviews

TerryDactyl
With their fourth album, Manowar prove once and for all that there is no falseness in their metal. They also prove that they are the most excellent lyric writers (as far as it goes, sometimes one just has to look at something for doing what it does as opposed to what it doesn't do, and I believe this is the most important key to accessing the madness that is a great Manowar album!)in the fantasy, sword and sorcery field since C.L. Moore.

Thing is, I dig this fantasy thing, always have, and I believe it's completely awesome that Manowar decided to put all this silly mess into songs. Why not write a song about Guyana and the infamous Kool-Aid King? Why not write a song like "All Men Play on Ten" that's basically saying "We are too smart to have amps that go up to eleven?"

I really love the song "Mountain" and "Animals" is sort of a neat pop song in a Manowar-ish way. I love it when metal bands let themselves be a little poppy and kinda goofy. Manowar excel at just that.

PS. Sometimes I write these things without listening to the record in a little while. So I decided to play this record while I'm writing this and yea, there's no real problem with that. My memories were adept, I guess I've heard this silly thing enough to have it all the way to my soul, stuck in there, a tree growing around, engulfing a rusty tricycle, other poetic images. Anyway, Play this one really loud. I mean it, really loud.

Ratings only

  • Unitron
  • sauromat
  • progcoon
  • Bartje1979
  • michelandrade
  • Beyonder
  • KatiLily
  • Colt
  • luanpedi
  • Nergal131
  • contempt80
  • jsorigar
  • albertobevi
  • jose carlos
  • enosis1924
  • stefanbedna
  • aecht
  • Tlön
  • Fantacide
  • bratus
  • snowman1980
  • irregardlessly
  • slow man

Write/edit review

You must be logged in to write or edit review

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Rising Traditional heavy metal
RAINBOW
Buy this album from our partners
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 2 Power Metal
HELLOWEEN
Buy this album from our partners
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners
Reign in Blood Thrash Metal
SLAYER
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

Stellar Prophecy Hard Rock
BLACK RAINBOWS
Buy this album from MMA partners
Rust'n'Dust Traditional heavy metal
GASOLINE GUNS
Buy this album from MMA partners
Hurt As A Shadow Thrash Metal
PAGANDOM
Buy this album from MMA partners
Pike 240 - Chart Alternative Metal
BUCKETHEAD
Buy this album from MMA partners
Immortals Power Metal
FIREWIND
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Free Metal MP3 download/stream

New Metal Online Videos

More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Share this site
Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online