|1||The fires of mars|
|2||Heavy metal to the world|
|3||Hour of the dragon|
|5||Raod of kings|
|6||Open the gates|
|7||Weavers of the web|
|10||The ninth wave|
OPEN THE GATES is maybe the best known MANILLA ROAD album here in Europe because it got massive promotion when it was released back in 1985. There was even an interview in the mag Metal Hammer here in Germany when Mark was on a promo-trip. Also it contains a great cover artwork by Eric Larnoy which can´t be overseen! OPEN THE GATES is the first album in the classic line-up with Mark, Scott and the new drummer Randy Foxe (who doesn´t show all his "finesse" on his fist MR record).
The music on this classic record ranges from typical epic material to real Heavy Metal ("Metalstorm" or "Heavy Metal To The World"). The production is by far better as on Crystal Logic but still rough and true. The best tracks on this album are the long epic songs like "The Ninth Wave "(9.30!!), "Witches Brew" or "The Fires Of Mars". This is real perfection!
You have a lot of fun listening to this record while reading the lyrics. After 55 minutes you want to start again...I promise! I own OPEN THE GATES since (I think) 1987 and still it sounds fresh to me.
Since OPEN THE GATES you can call MANILLA ROAD a Heavy Metal band (Crystal Logic was metal too, but the sound was a little "thinner"). For some it is the best MR-album!
The Gates Of The Web Metal To The World Fires Of Mars Of Kings Of The The Gates - Manilla Road. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Open the Gates is the fourth album by American heavy metal band Manilla Road. It was released in 1985 on the Black Dragon record label, rather than the band's own label, Roadster Records, which they had used on their previous releases. The album is heavier than earlier material in part due to the departure of drummer Rick Fisher who assisted with the production and his replacement by Randy Thrasher Foxe. The space rock elements of the band's sound were also superseded by more fantasy themes and a. Manilla Road - Open The Gates 1985. To favorites 3 Download album. Listen album. Heavy Metal. Manilla Road. Songs in album Manilla Road - Open The Gates 1985. Manilla Road - Metalstorm. Manilla Road - Open The Gates. Manilla Road - Astronomica. Manilla Road - Weavers Of The Web. Manilla Road - The Ninth Wave. Manilla Road - Heavy Metal To The World. Manilla Road - The Fires Of Mars. Manilla Road - Road Of Kings. Manilla Road - Hour Of The Dragon. Listen free to Manilla Road Open the Gates Metalstorm, Open the Gates and more. 10 tracks 52:54. Open the Gates is dedicated to Al Arnold Till We Meet Again. Released by Black Dragon Records on vinyl. Due to its length, it was released as an LP and an additional 12 single featuring The Ninth Wave and Witches Brew, which were placed in the same single record sleeve. Comes with inner lyric sleeve, but does not feature the lyrics to the two songs on the 12 single. The album was actually released in late 1984, despite Black Dragon Records claiming it to have been a 1985 release. Recording information: Recorded and mix. Альбом 1984 Песен: 13. Manilla Road continues on their path of metal domination, further reducing their previous space rock and progressive influences, and adding some distinct thrash metal to the mix. This produces their fastest album yet. Just listen to the opening track, the appropriately titled Metalstorm. Fast paced guitar riffs and drumming drive the album at a breakneck pace, and all the songs, including the 9 minute epic of the album, The Ninth Wave. While I did say that the progressive element is reduced, Mark Shelton and Co. havent gotten rid of it entirely. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin