The major musical influences for "Lords Of War", the latest EP from US metal group Crawling Manifest, are the new wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash, Melodic Death, Power Metal, and just a dash of Prog. After the release of their EP, Forevermore, the band gained a significant amount of creative freedom, which allowed the band to get back to the beginning of what got them into playing music in the first place. This is EP is imbued with that sound... The sound of pure Heavy Metal. The EP is stuffed with a blend of classic and modern heavy metal that draws lyrical influence from fantasy worlds and stories of crusades and revelry. In this particular case, Lords Of War is the story of a group of crusaders which evolved into a story of battle, religious crusades, and betrayal.