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Artist: Mantas

Title: Winds of Change

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Mantas Winds of Change Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1984

Label: Neat Records (France)

Catalog Number: NEAT CD 1042


Mantas all guitars, keyboards, bass, backing vocals
Pete Harrison all lead vocals, backing vocals
Al Barnes rhythm guuitar, backing vocals
Keith Nichol additional keyboards


1.  Let it Rock  3:54
2.  Deceiver  4:57
3.  Hurricane  4:12
4.  King of the Ring  3:38
5.  Western Days  4:05
6.  Winds of Change  4:05
7.  Desperado  3:56
8.  Nowhere to Run  4:57
9.  Sayonara  2:42
Total Running Time:  36:26

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Rene. Date: April 25, 2003 at 13:22
Great solo album of MANTAS from VENOM. It doesnt sound like VENOM but a lot more HARD/HEAVY METAL. I am a fan of VENOM but MANTAS solo album Kick assssssssssssssss.

From: Severe Repug Date: February 19, 2004 at 16:58
Absolutely hilarious, cheese rock album. One of my all-time favorite "so bad, it's brilliant" LPs in my collection. I'm a huge Venom fan, and the resulting search for this album ran its course for over a few years. I own the Cronos and Abaddon albums, so I knew not to expect anything similar to Venom (or conventionally "good" or "listenable", for that matter). And, my, my, Jeff absolutely didn't dissapoint me in that department.

From: marco Date: March 8, 2004 at 18:41
death! chuck lives! without chuck there would be no MANTAS! if you like MANTAS, check out DEATH or CONTROL DENIED! mother fucker bleee

From: Rene Date: April 18, 2004 at 17:46
Marcos, we are not talking about pre-DEATH band MANTAS(i have the demos and they rule) but we are talking about a ex VENOM member, MANTAS.

From: tomcat Date: April 19, 2004 at 6:17
the video for 'deceiver' was way too funny...

From: TIM (2) Date: March 11, 2005 at 9:23
The release date of this is actually 1986. For some reason this appears to be something of an AOR collectors piece nowadays. I remembered this being bad, but as one of my AOR-collector friends mentioned he's trying to get hold of a copy I decided to dust it off. And it's still crap. Bland, cheesy AOR, with atrocious vocals. Pay no more than about £3 for this. 3/10.

From: Geoff Date: November 13, 2005 at 23:18
Pretty rough CD this is. If you like standard heavy metal, boring as batshit with constant fast paced songs, give this a go. I was bored shitless for the majority of it, but must admit that 'Winds of change' is a decent enough melodic rocker. Aside from that the rest is severely over-lookable old school metal.

From: kipvanpearcy Date: May 1, 2006 at 12:33
This almost sounds like a parody. Coma inducing piece of crap.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: October 5, 2007 at 1:18
GREAT Melodic Metal/Hard Rock, si hay algo que amo casi tanto como el AOR o el Rock Melodico son las bandas de la NWOBHM tengo mas de 500 bandas y no hablo de las conocidas sino mas alla de lo evidente y Mantas es una de ellas con uno de los mejores albums en ese genero, arriba como que me quieren bajar el disco el hecho de que Mantas sacara este trabajo fuera del estilo Venom no me lo desacredita carajo este trabajo del guitarra de Venom es COLOSAL incluso mejor que cualquiera de sus trabajos..

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: October 5, 2007 at 1:24
...en dicha banda por la granflauta esta clase de estilo es la que te llena de energia a tope y fumandose su respectivo cigarrillo es incomparable es el tipo de Heavy mas espectacular que existe como siempre digo hay pocos que son completos y aprecian la calidad en todos los estilos del Rock si escuchas este album y no te dice nada en una palabra estas en NADA un trabajo lleno de guitarras MAGICAS a cargo de Mantas y teclados extragalacticos y con un Pete Harrison 100% hecho para este estilo...

From: juan carlos Date: November 19, 2007 at 22:39
Cierto Rene Hard/Heavy, AOR? Esos full teclados lo catalogan tambien asi. No es de las voces que gustan sobremanera en esto del Hard and Heavy pero nada que sea Atroz como dice TIM(2). Vaya comienzo con "Let it Rock" de lo mejor junto a "Western Days"(Alucinada total y Mi Favorita) "Nowhere to Run" y "Winds of Change". 6 Temas y 3 Instrumentales(3,7,9) y 36 min encima pues eso baja el listón del disco de hecho. Unos Dominoe Metalizados? jaja... Una combinación no muy común pero Buenísima. 8.5/10

From: metalalways Date: March 15, 2008 at 18:12
wow this cd rocks i'm listening to it right now they're very underrated love the songs winds of change, nowhere to run, king of the ring and let it rock there's a few instrumentals on here that rock if you like dio you'll love this cd.

From: Delbert Date: March 20, 2008 at 21:41
This is Ex VENOM guitarist Mantas's first solo album. "Winds of Change" sounds NOTHING like Venom. It is melodic and keyboard filled. I read in an interview that Mantas took this approach because he wanted to prove he could play Melodic metal and prove he was a good guitar player. I have to agree that the album does showcase his talent. The sound finds itself close to early style DOKKEN with massive keyboards. I loved it!!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 9, 2010 at 21:12
This is another story...the speed metal guitar player from the inventors of Black Metal,Venom,turning an AORester in here!..this album is awesome,the only low peak is that the vocalist could habe been edgier but still the guy(Pete Harrison)does a more than acceptable job.."Let It Rock" is a very good opening,a staright highlight and with a catchy little chorus,"Deceiver" is AOR,"Hurricane" a wonderful instrumental track,"King Of The Ring" along with "Western Days"(solid),"Winds Of Change","Desperado"(highlight instrumental) and "Nowhere To Run"(excellent) are my faves...great album and well worth the buy but wait!..do not expect any kind of "Black Metal"(Venom) kind of songs..hahaha!.95/100

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: June 11, 2010 at 13:41
Yes Rick a total classic! they have te Single/EP "Deceiver" with 2 songs more, in concert bufff!!! i love this album!!! thanks a lot Jeffrey Dunn for this Super Album!!!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 11, 2010 at 21:53
Didn't know about that single Rafo,thanks a lot 4 that information..there's a guy in my neighborhood that is selling tons of albums..i might ask him...

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