Best of the Blessed
Powerwolf - Best of the Blessed.jpg
Greatest hits album by
Released3 July 2020
Recorded2013–2020
Genre
Length1:06:42
LabelNapalm Records
Producer
Powerwolf chronology
Metallum Nostrum
(2019)
Best of the Blessed
(2020)
Singles from Best of the Blessed
  1. "Kiss of the Cobra King"
    Released: 1 November 2019
  2. "Werewolves of Armenia"
    Released: 27 March 2020

Best of the Blessed is a greatest hits album by German power metal band Powerwolf. Initially set to be released on 5 June 2020, it was later released on 3 July 2020 via Napalm Records.[1][2] The album is partly a collection of songs released since 2013, while also containing six re-recorded songs and one re-written song released prior to 2013.[3]

A limited earbook and LP box edition also features a second disc named The Live Sacrament, which will feature live songs recorded during Wolfsnächte Tour 2018.[4][5][6]

Before the album was released, the group released the song "Kiss of the Cobra King" as a single on 1 November 2019.[7][8] The song received a music video.[9][10] On 27 March 2020 they released a single "Werewolves of Armenia".

Track listing

All tracks are written by Matthew Greywolf, Charles Greywolf, Attila Dorn, Falk Maria Schlegel, Stéfane Funèbre and Roel van Helden.

Best of the Blessed track listing
No.TitleLength
1."We Drink Your Blood (New Version 2020)"3:45
2."Army of the Night"3:21
3."Demons Are a Girl's Best Friend"3:38
4."Werewolves of Armenia (New Version 2020)"4:15
5."Saturday Satan (New Version 2020)"5:19
6."Amen & Attack"3:54
7."Where the Wild Wolves Have Gone"4:13
8."Resurrection by Erection (New Version 2020)"4:02
9."Sanctified with Dynamite (New Version 2020)"4:27
10."Kreuzfeuer"3:47
11."Armata Strigoi"3:59
12."Kiss of the Cobra King (New Version 2019)"3:50
13."Killers with the Cross"4:09
14."Sacred & Wild"3:40
15."In Blood We Trust (New Version 2020)"3:04
16."Let There Be Night"7:19
Total length:1:06:42
The Live Sacrament (Earbook bonus)
No.TitleLength
1."Fire & Forgive"6:27
2."Incense & Iron"4:42
3."Amen & Attack"3:57
4."Demons Are a Girl's Best Friend"4:25
5."Killers with the Cross"4:46
6."Armata Strigoi"5:12
7."Blessed & Possessed"4:46
8."Where the Wild Wolves Have Gone"4:26
9."Resurrection by Erection"3:58
10."Stossgebet"4:50
11."All We Need Is Blood"3:51
12."We Drink Your Blood"3:54
13."Werewolves of Armenia"5:26
14."Lupus Dei"5:25
Total length:1:06:13
The Live Bonus Sacrament (Earbook & LP Box bonus)
No.TitleLength
1."Sanctified with Dynamite"6:15
2."Army of the Night"4:29
3."Coleus Sanctus"4:01
4."Let There Be Night"4:48
Total length:19:35

Credits and personnel

Charts

Chart performance for Best of the Blessed
Chart (2020)Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[11]28
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[12]40
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[13]14
French Albums (SNEP)[14]200
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[15]2
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[16]27
Scottish Albums (OCC)[17]93
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[18]9

References

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  2. ^ Magazine, All That Shreds (2020-01-16). "Powerwolf to Release 'Best Of The Blessed' Album". Welcome To All That Shreds Magazine!. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  3. ^ bravewords.com. "POWERWOLF To Release Best Of The Blessed Album In June; Features Brand New Versions Of Timeless Classics". bravewords.com. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  4. ^ "POWERWOLF: "Best Of The Blessed" – Best-of- & Live-Album zum Bandjubiläum". vampster.com.
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  7. ^ "POWERWOLF: a novembre il nuovo singolo "Kiss Of The Cobra King"". Metalitalia.com (in Italian). Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  8. ^ "POWERWOLF: neue Single "Kiss Of The Cobra King" & Tour im November • News, Tourdaten & Festivals • vampster.com". November 1, 2019.
  9. ^ "Powerwolf Celebrate 15th Anniversary With New Version Of 'Kiss Of The Cobra King". Folk N' Rock. 2019-11-01. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  10. ^ "Powerwolf estrena el vídeo de "kiss of the Cobra King"". Fotoconciertos (in Spanish). 2019-11-01. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  11. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Powerwolf – Best of the Blessed" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Powerwolf – Best of the Blessed" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Powerwolf – Best of the Blessed" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  14. ^ "Top Albums (Week 28, 2020)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  15. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Powerwolf – Best of the Blessed" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  16. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista – 2020. 29. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
  17. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Powerwolf – Best of the Blessed". Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 July 2020.