Manilla Road - Metal LP (Black vinyl)
In conclusion, this album is a real treasure. The band would never quite find this particular brand of magic again, although it could be argued that they do have better albums. Then again, every Road album is unique in its own way, and I don't think any of them aren't worth owning. This one in particular should appeal to those seeking a very underground and sincere sounding brand of early 80s american metal, without any pretentions or gloss. Manilla Road is the type of band that makes you a fan over years, not overnight, so don't be surprised if this doesn't exactly strike you as anything special on first listen. As with most of their other albums, it needs time to sink in and grow.