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Power and the Glory is Saxon's fifth album which is released in 1983.
36 min. and 37 sec. of old school metal and good old hard rock.
Recorded at Axis studio, Atlanta the album has eight songs:
1.Power and the glory.
5.This town rocks
6.Watching the sky
8.The eagle has landed.
Let's have a short look at each of the songs.
The album starts with a battle hymn called the "Power and the Glory". The sound of the guitar brings to mind Thin Lizzy and the bass of Iron Maiden. Only good results this combination may bring, without saying that Saxon don't have their unique sound. A classic New Wave Of British Heavy Metal song. A type of song that Saxon will deliver to us many times in the future. A videoclip has been made for this song also.
"Redline" has a more hobo attitude and talks about motorcycles. Definitely more simple and straight song as compared to the Power and the Glory. A song for Partying!
All right, back to battle with the "Warrior"! Invaders from the sea this time. The song describes attacks to peaceful villages, possible by the Vikings. Swords, shields and screams. A classic Heavy Metal theme! Gotta love the solo of the guitar in this one.
The second videoclip is for "Nightmare" this time. Low budget and simple video like the first one, which shows us the (innocence) and the aesthetic of that time. A ballad song about the living nightmare we have when someone abandons us. I like the thin sound solo early in the song!
Next one wakes us from dream and shakes us, cause "This town Rocks" as the band and the song promises. Fast intro and uptempo rhythm!
A dedication song about the fans supporting the band through the years, all over the world.
Do you believe that we are not alone in this universe? If yes, then "Watching the sky" is just for you. Saxon leaving this planet and looking at the stars for answers, sending their electric guitar messages somewhere out there...
Midas was a king popular in Greek mythology, who lived in Phrygia and who had the ability to turn everything he touched into gold. Saxon here are using his name metaphorical and "Mida's touch" has more deep-full and thoughtful lyrics.
"The eagle has landed" has a long intro and it is the epic song of the album. Under the same name Saxon released three live albums through the years (The eagle has landed part I, II and III).
The conclusion is that "Power and the Glory" is a good album that deserves to be in our cd collection.