Powerwolf – Best of the Blessed

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Powerwolf
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29.99

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5
On June 17, 2020
Last modified:June 17, 2020

Summary:

An excellent release from Powerwolf - the 2CD version is the one to go for with the live disc which means you get a full live album plus a "best of" including new versions of some of their best songs.

Powerwolf release their first greatest hits album in July. Entitled “Best of the blessed” it’s a mixture of original versions and re-recorded versions of songs, and to make it even more appealing, the second disc is “The live sacrament” – a live album recorded on the Wolfsnächte tour in 2018, so you get a 16 track “best of” plus a 14 track live album. The 3CD Earbook version includes four extra live tracks.

For anyone new to Powerwolf this would be an excellent starting point – After 15 years and 7 studio albums, the band have plenty of songs to choose from and the “best of” disc has as you’d expect, their best songs (although I’m sure fans could argue about other songs they feel should have been included too), and the re-recorded versions sound great.

Powerwolf are a very theatrical band and to that extent a new live DVD must surely be only a year or two away as their stage shows have got bigger and better steadily over the years. Until then, the live CD here will have to do to keep fans happy. It’s really enjoyable – this is a band that puts on a great show and really get the crowds going, so while you don’t get the visuals from the show here, you do hear just how good they are live.

Check out the live version of “Sanctified with dynamite” here…

It’s a great release. Fans new to the band will appreciate the first disc, but also fans who have the original albums will want to get this for the new versions of seven songs, and of course the excellent live disc really adds to the appeal of the release.

A great album.

“Best of the blessed” will be released on 3rd July 2020

Track listings:

Disc: 1

  1. We Drink Your Blood (New Version 2020)
  2. Army of the Night
  3. Demons Are a Girl’s Best Friend
  4. Werewolves of Armenia (New Version 2020)
  5. Saturday Satan (New Version 2020)
  6. Amen & Attack
  7. Where the Wild Wolves Have Gone
  8. Resurrection by Erection (New Version 2020)
  9. Sanctified with Dynamite (New Version 2020)
  10. Kreuzfeuer
  11. Armata Strigoi
  12. Kiss of the Cobra King (New Version 2019)
  13. Killers with the Cross
  14. Sacred & Wild
  15. In Blood We Trust (New Version 2020)
  16. Let There Be Night

Disc: 2

  1. Fire & Forgive
  2. Incense & Iron
  3. Amen & Attack
  4. Demons Are a Girls Best Friend
  5. Killers with the cross
  6. Armata Strigoi
  7. Blessed & possessed
  8. Where the wild wolves have gone
  9. Resurrection by erection
  10. Stossgebet
  11. All we need is blood
  12. We drink your blood
  13. Werewolves of Armenia
  14. Lupus dei
An excellent release from Powerwolf - the 2CD version is the one to go for with the live disc which means you get a full live album plus a "best of" including new versions of some of their best songs.

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