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Yes sir, thats what this album does to you. You want originality? You want a metal band to expand their horizons? You want experimentation? Well, fuck that when you get a band like RW who consistently delivers great speed/power metal.
Intros are usually nothing special on most albums but this one starts with one the best intros ever "March of the Final Battle". Its an intro with balls! Then you get the title track and with RW, you know the title track is gonna kick major ass and this is no exception.
Tough start to follow you ask? No way, RW then delivers a couple of speedy classics with "Kiss of Death" and "Firebreather" which rip with precision and speed as only Rock n Rolf could deliver.
One thing to note here - this the last album with the amazing drummer, Jorg Michael (ex Rage, ex Stratovarius). This man can pound with the best of them and this is the main distinction of why this album rules and the 2 follow ups (Victory and Brotherhood) do not rule as much.
The next track is a power metal gem "Return of the Dragon". No, this is not Dream Evil or other generic power metal band, this is RW and its catchy but still remains heavy and has a great sing along chorus.
The other standout numbers are "Fire and Thunder", "Adventure Galley", and one of RW's best songs, IMO, "Ballad of William Kidd". Just excellent stuff.
The remaining tracks are not as great but there are no stinkers here. This album can be played in its entirety without needing the skip button.
Stop being gay and buy this album now! Hail the Pirates of Metal!!