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Review: Saxon - Dogs of War
Dogs of War

Label: Steamhammer
Year released: 1995
Duration: 49:39
Tracks: 11
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 2.75/5

Review online: April 12, 2006
Reviewed by: Ulysses
Readers Rating
Dogs of War

Rated 4.33/5 (86.67%) (21 Votes)

This album left me perplexed and tremendously disgusted. Was this really Saxon the wicked NWOBHM band that I've enjoyed so much throughout the years with fine releases like "Crusaders" and their latest "Lionheart", or some intensely homo-erotic cock rock group that sings about wacky shit like a fuckin' buffalo and the natives' struggle over their lost country (Great White Buffalo) and some love story that would no doubt give Richard Simmons a boner to the incredible faggotry of it (Hold On)? Anger is something that can properly describe Dogs of War, because some songs have some country-rock moments to them such in the song "Don't Worry" and "Big Twin Rolling". I couldn't even sustain my sanity when I heard the song "Walking Through Tokyo" which is so incredibly gay I had to take a break from the album and redeem my heterosexuality by watching some straight porno. A few songs on this album are somewhat fun to listen to, such as the title track and "Burning Wheels" which is by far my favorite track on the album and a great Saxon song (not to mention it's possibly the reason why this album isn't in my garbage or in my fireplace). The rest of the album however is tainted by the putrid stench of horrible, intensely wretched songwriting which is no doubt as gay as watching Lars Ulrich tea bagging Gene Simmons. The reason I don't give this a lower score is because there are a few rather good tracks, but this album certainly gave Manowar a run for their money. I can only recommend this album to… Actually, I don't recommend this album. Stay away from this steaming, decrypted mound of shit at all costs. Don't say I didn't warn you.

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