Whenever I see barbarians fighting monsters protecting sluts on an album cover I know that the parties involved are serious about rock. Thor appears to be a real life barbarian. If the bomb dropped and we started fighting for gas, I would look to follow him like a messiah.
With song titles like Ã‚â€œThunder on the TundraÃ‚â€� Ã‚â€œVikings FuneralÃ‚â€� and Ã‚â€œThe Guardians Flame OpusÃ‚â€� to name a few, this album takes you on a journey through ancient battles, tales of mighty warriors and high adventure indeed. I feel ashamed after listening to this album, I feel embarrassed that I do not own a suit of leather armour.
If I had daughters (and if they were sluts) I would rest better knowing that a man like Thor walked the tundra to protect them. Thor is a modern Viking, bringing the onslaught of metal to a land in need of plunder. May Valhalla prepare a seat for itsÃ‚â€™ last champion.
By Douglas Nagy
Oct 7, 2003