Album Review: Nanowar of Steel – Stairway To Valhalla (Self Released)

Nanowar of Steel’s new release, entitled “Stairway to Valhalla”, is perhaps the greatest Happy-Metal album of all times. Featuring world-class guests such as Fabio Lione (Angra, Rhapsody, Rhapsody of Fire, Staropoliless Fabio Lione’s Rhapsody of Luca Turilli), Alessandro del Vecchio (Edge of Forever, Vodoo Circle, SSC Napoli) and Mario Draghi (Goldman Sachs, ECB) this albums spans over a wide range of unusual music styles and genres.

The album will be released on November 9th 2018.

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Don’t let the 18 track length of Nanowar of Steel’s new album put you off as many of them are short interludes making this power metal offering far easier to digest and enjoy.

…and enjoy you will as Nanowar of Steel take a really tongue in cheek approach to their hyper-edition of power metal. Think Blind Guardian mixed with Turisas and Evil Scarecrow!

Don’t let the silliness detract you from the simply fantastic metal credentials of Nanowar of Steel. They absolutely nail this sound and will leave the biggest smile on faces. How can’t you enjoy the catchy Barbie, MILF Princess of the Twilight, the madness of The Call of Cthulhu and the fist-pumping call to arms that is L’Opelatole Ecologico!?

It’s constantly fun and very easy to enjoy as it’s about as complex as an already completed game of Connect 4. Even their ballads (…And Then I Noticed That She Was A Gargoyle) refuses to take itself seriously but is such a ‘lighter in the air’ tune too.

Considering it’s 18 tracks long, by the end you kind of find yourself wanting more. It’s just such a relief to see a band really enjoying themselves. The latter half of the album continues the good work laid down by the first half with the rousing Vegan Velociraptor and a straight-up horn-throwing metal number in Uranus.

They can play and they can play really well. Stairway to Valhalla is utterly brilliant.

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Nanowar of Steel – Stairway to Valhalla Full Track Listing:

1. Declination (Intro)
2. Barbie, MILF Princess Of The Twilight
3. The Call Of Cthulhu
4. Heavy Metal Kibbles
5. Il Maestro Myagi Di Pino (Interlude)
6. L’Opelatole Ecologico
7. Images And Swords (Interlude)
8. In The Sky
9. …And Then I Noticed That She Was A Gargoyle
10. Tooth Fairy
11. Vegan Velociraptor
12. Another Drill In The Wall (Interlude)
13. Ironmonger (The Copier Of The Seven Keys)
14. Bum Voyage (Interlude)
15. Uranus
16. The Crown And The Onion Ring (Interlude)
17. The Quest For Carrefour
18. Hail To Liechtenstein

You can find out more and order the album via the band’s website. Check out their Facebook Page to keep up to date with news and watch their videos on YouTube.

Nanowar of Steel - Stairway To Valhalla (Self Released)
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