MANILLA ROAD — Open the Gates

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Album · 1985

Filed under Heavy Metal
By MANILLA ROAD

Tracklist

1. Metalstrom (5:17)
2. Open the Gates (2:20)
3. Astronomica (4:59)
4. Weavers of the Web (4:17)
5. The Ninth Wave (9:30)
6. Heavy Metal to the World (3:19)
7. The Fires of Mars (6:13)
8. Road of Kings (5:45)
9. Hour of the Dragon (4:44)
10. Witches Brew (6:20)

Total Time: 52:50

Line-up/Musicians

- Mark Shelton / Vocals, Guitars
- Scott Parks / Bass
- Randy Foxe / Drums, Keyboards, Vocals

About this release

Originally released by Black Dragon Records on April 28th on vinyl.

Reissued in 2001 by Dragonheart containing two bonus tracks (originally appeared on Roadkill live album):
11. Open The Gates (live) (2:22)
12. Witches Brew (live) (5:28)

Cover art/Design: Eric Larnoy
Engineering: Larry Funk
Recording/Mixing: Jon Miller
Assistant Producer: Max Merhoff, Rick Fisher
Inner sleeve concept: Nick Newbill
Producer: Mark "The Shark" Shelton, Scott "Scooter" Park, Randy "Thrasher" Foxe

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Warthur
Damn, were Manilla Road hot in the mid-1980s. The second of a run of classic albums kicked off by Crystal Logic, this is still straight up heavy metal - the thrash and proto-extreme metal aspects to their sound would emerge on The Deluge - but it's as dark and ugly as traditional heavy metal ever gets. Whereas Crystal Logic had its cheesier moments, Open the Gates is too downright terrifying to ever be mistaken for cheesy - the demons might come crawling out of your speakers at any moment when this is on. Truly one of the most sorely underrated bands of the 1980s, Open the Gates is probably the ideal place to start any exploration of Manilla Road's work.

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