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Artist: Praying Mantis

Title: A Cry For The New World

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Praying Mantis A Cry For The New World Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1993

Label: Pony Canyon (Japan)

Catalog Number: PCCY-01291


Tino Troy guitars, backing vocals
Chris Troy bass, backing vocals
Dennis Stratton guitars, backing vocals
Bruce Bisland drums, backing vocals
Colin Peel lead and backing vocals


1.  Rise Up Again  4:10
2.  A Cry For The New World  5:28
3.  A Moment In Life  6:00
4.  Letting Go  7:32
5.  One Chance  5:30
6.  Dangerous  5:28
7.  Fight To Be Free  7:08
8.  Open Your Heart  5:23
9.  Dream On  5:34
10.  Journeyman  6:59
11.  The Final Eclipse  2:27
Total Running Time:  61:39

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Axelinger Date: May 7, 2003 at 5:49
Journeyman is a masterpiece; definitely one of the best tunes they've ever created, sent into the stratosphere by the twin leads of Tino Troy & Dennis Stratton...

From: Shoemaker Date: May 9, 2003 at 18:05
Yes, this is the best Mantis album!!!

From: Rycheage Date: March 29, 2004 at 23:57
The twin guitar work of Stratton and Troy are a force to be reckoned with in the rock scene, and on 'A Cry For The New World' we are not exactly breaking new ground, but the commitment and class carries it off. Punctuated by subtle keyboard pieces in the background, the predominant guitar attack never lets up.

From: Date: September 7, 2004 at 17:42
sin duda, aparte de buenisimo, quiza sea el unico disco que merece la pena de esta gente, muy recomendado

From: emi Date: September 7, 2004 at 17:48
no os perdais el segundo corte,es una preciasa cancion, vale la pena ,escuchala seguro que te atrapa

From: z4roxx Date: February 12, 2005 at 18:35
What can I say??Discovered this band few days ago(that's incredible but it's the truth!).This cd is simply amazing and awesome!What harmonies and choruses!It's a five stellar work,IMO.Explosive stunning musicianship with super melodies and arrangements.Everyone should have a cd like this one.9.5/10!

From: Swriter Date: February 12, 2005 at 18:38
is this the same guitarist with the band Lionheart that had the album titled Hot Tonight? That was a great one that is not around anymore. I will track this one down, thanks 24!!!

From: Metal_Warrior Date: February 22, 2005 at 11:14
very good album, containing amazing songs like rise up again, journeyman and the self titled. However to me, their best album is Forever in Time

From: SCANDI Date: January 7, 2006 at 9:27
It's nothing exceptional here, just good AORish melodic Rock with nice keys & a lot of power. I don't like the twin-guitar-work as much as Rycheage does, I think that's due to my aversion of Heavy Metal. But then again it's interesting. My favourite tracks here are "Rise up again", "Fight to be free" (fine hookline that can make you cry), "Dream on" & "Journeyman" with "The final eclipse" fitting perfectly as an pathetic end. 8,2/10 I like the cover a lot too

From: SCANDI Date: January 7, 2006 at 9:28
To Swriter: Yes, I think so. The same Dennis Stratton who had success with LIONHEART & IRON MAIDEN.

From: YNGWIEVIKING Date: February 10, 2008 at 3:23

From: hair metal again Date: November 6, 2014 at 10:06
ok release by PRAYING MANTIS ,in their classic hard rock way!the musicianship is acceptable ,the production very good ,but the songwriting isnt as good as expected!i cant find any big songs in it and this is their biggest issue!"a cry for the new world" and "open your heart" are the highlights!

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