Manilla Road is an American heavy metal band from Wichita, Kansas, USA, forming around its master of lead guitar Mark ‘The Shark’ Shelton (vocals and guitar). They are considered the creators and masters of the the so-called “epic metal” subgenre.
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BIBLE OF THE DEVIL
With their twin guitar harmony attack and vocal hooks, Bible of the Devil have always kept themselves firmly grounded in their classic rock and metal influences. Their style reminds us that rock music can be catchy and brutal at the same time.
“Michigan Metal never sounded truer. These boys have been at it since ‘05, through thick and thin and other such clichés. But really; the completion of this album proved to be nearly impossible, with numerous failed attempts: a broken hard drive, a torn band, fevered egos venting their frustration and a little helping of Powertime ingredient number 1, 2 and X. Ah yes, Powertime. The vanguard of the alienated, Powertime developed from its conceptual roots into a fraternization culminating upon the viewing of kitschy schlop films and jamming molten old Metal. Many a night were filled with adventure and sometimes static sedation under heavy drug use (or sonic mayhem under similar circumstances). The point of such hedonistic reveling of course reflects the nature of an exclusive society, just as any other. However, this was our society, and still is. Unimportant as it may seem to onlookers, such fraternization was both Harbinger’s doing and undoing. A passion for the primitive sound of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal thundered throughout numerous Powertime gatherings, echoing unabashedly through each track that you, the listener, are about to enjoy. United by hatred of clinical power metal and the current state of Metal in general, this new Michigan standard prides itself in powerful speed and melody, punctuated by punk rock unprofessionalism. Even though internal fights, brotherly bickering and failed recording sessions threatened to leave the band unrealized, the passion for the music itself brought these five gentlemen back together, out to make Metal truly powerful again. Harbinger at this point represents four years of broken dreams, crumbling Michigan infrastructure and youthful escapism in the most volatile sense: They’re back because you need them. The riffs hurt, the vocals soar, and the battery never lets up. If you know the true sound of Metal, you will understand this release. If not, DOOM ON YOU!”
– JP Power and Associates
Traditional Heavy Metal from Chicago