Your top NWOBHM songs

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Your top NWOBHM songs

Post#1 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:18 pm

I'm sure we all have plenty of them to mention. What's your absolute favorite ones though? Let's limit it to a top-30 with 2 songs/band max. Here's mine in no particular order. All 10/10 soul-crushing killers!

ANGEL WITCH - Sorcerers
IRON MAIDEN - Purgatory
COBRA - The longest night
MILLENNIUM - Demons of the light
CLOVEN HOOF - Reach for the sky
TOKYO BLADE - Attack attack (Alan Marsh)
ELIXIR - Trial by fire
BLITZKRIEG - Armageddon
HAMMER - Across the line
VIRTUE - We stand to fight
JAGUAR - Axe crazy
HELL - Land of the living dead
TRIDENT - Destiny
DESOLATION ANGELS - Running for your life
ARC - War of the ring
DRAGONSLAYER - Satan's soldiers
SATAN - Alone in the dock
CHATEUX - White steel
WIKKYD VIKER - Black of the night
CYNIC - Suicide
DEALER - The final conflict (demo)
CHARGER - Desperadoes
BITCHES SIN - Destroyer
SALEM - Reach for eternity
EAZY STREET - Quest for glory
TYRANT - Shadows of the night
TRAITORS GATE - Devil takes the high road
TANK - The war drags ever on
Good against Evil, Evil sure to win

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Post#2 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:43 pm

Expect the nth discussion of what`s NWOBHM and what`s not...
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Post#3 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:47 pm

No, please, not again.
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Post#4 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:19 pm

Stormqueen - Captives of the Moon
Turbo - Charged for glory
Prowler - So lonely
Big Daisy - UFO
Stormtrooper - Pride before a fall
Saracen - Rock of ages
Hollow Ground - Flying high
Hollow Ground - The holy one
Triarchy - Metal Messiah
Taurus - Paper chaser
Samurai - Die or deliver (Roksnax band)
Samurai - Temptress (Roksnax band)
Saracen - Setting the world ablaze (Roksnax band)
Cloven Hoof - Storm rider
Cloven Hoof - Gates of Gehenna (album version)
Cryer - Spaces
Cryer - The visionary
Iron Maiden - Prowler
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Post#5 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:02 pm

White Spirit - Red Skies
Weapon - Remote Control
Tygers of Pan Tang - Raised On Rock
Tygers of Pan Tang - Mirror
Tokyo Blade - If Heaven Is Hell
Tokyo Blade - Sunrise In Tokyo
Tank - The War Drags Ever On
Spartan Warrior - Hanging On
Shiva - The Gallery
Seventh Son - Immortal Hours
Satanic Rites - Slam the Door
Saracen - Heroes, Saints & Fools
Raven - Read All About It
Raven - Athletic Rock
Praying Mantis - Running For Tomorrow
Omega - Shadows of the Past
Limelight - Mama (I Don't Wanna Lose Ya)
Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy Name
Grim Reaper - See You in Hell
Goldsmith - Evil Woman
Diamond Head - Am I Evil?
Diamond Head - Sucking My Love
Demon - Strange Institution
Demon - Night of the Demon
Dark Star - Lady Of Mars
Dark Heart - Don't Break The Circle
Chateaux - Spirit Of The Chateaux
Buffalo - Don't Back Down
Bleak House - Isandhlwana
Angel Witch - Free Man

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Post#6 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:03 pm

Witchfynde - Stab In The Back/ Conspiracy/ Devil's Playground/ I'd Rather Go Wild
Iron Maiden - Prowler/ Transylvania
Hell - Plague And Fire
Witchfinder General - Burning A Sinner/ Witchfinder General
Marquis De Sade - Living In The Ice Age/ Somewhere Up In The Mountains
Triarchy - Save The Khan
Virtue - Fool's Gold
Masque - Back With A Vengeance
Tank - Turn Your Head Around
Saracen - Heroes, Saints And Fools
Bashful Alley - Running Blind
Satanic Rites - Don't Tell Lies
Tyrant - Hold Back The Lightning
Satan - Heads Will Roll

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Post#7 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:31 pm

arc - war of the ring
blitzkrieg - armageddon
crucifixion - green eyes
crucifixion - on the run
diamond head - lightning
goldsmith - you wont catch me
holocaust - death or glory
overkill - on my own
satan - blades of steel
tank - kill
traitors gate - devil takes the high road
turbo - charged for glory
wolf - edge of the world
wolf - highway rider

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Post#8 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:16 pm

Over 2 weeks ago, I've made a NWOBHM comp to introduce a friend to NWOBHM, here it is :

MYTHRA - The Age of Machine
SARACEN - Crusaders
SHIVA - Wild Machine
DRAGONSLAYER - Lady of the Night
TYRANT - Hold Back the Lightning
ENERGY - Fight for your Freedom
JAGUAR - Dutch Connection
BITCHES SIN - Strangers on the Shore
FIST - Axeman
STAMPEDE - Days of Wine and Roses
HOLOCAUST - Heavy Metal Mania
TURBO - Charged for Glory
DARK STAR - Lady of Mars
LEGEND - Why Don't you Kill me
SALEM - Hangman's Noose
JAMESON RAID - Catcher in the Rhye
CLOVEN HOOF - Astral Rider
DEEP SWITCH - Pigfeeder

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Post#9 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:29 am

Some definite faves:

Praying Mantis - Children of the Earth
Iron Maiden - Prowler
Cloven Hoof - Cloven Hoof
Legend - Hiroshima
Saracen - Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Angel Witch - White Witch
Saxon - And the Bands Played On
Girlschool - Yeah Right
Energy - Fight for Freedom
Tank - Turn your head around
Samson - Tomorrow or Yesterday
Chevy - Skybird
Crucifixion - On the Run
Bitches Sin - Ice Angels
Witchfinder General - Friends of Hell

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Post#10 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:05 am

my personal fave that first come to my mind,some may seem as too much hard rock and not enough metal,trying to avoid the obvious common mentions:

Tyrant-shadows of the night
Saxon-Stallions of the highway
Stray-This one´s for you
Mendes Prey-Running for you
Hell-Blasphemy and the master
Wolfsbane-The howling
Diamond Head-It´s electric
Witchfinde-Living for memories
Demon Pact-Eaten alive
Satan-Break Free
Limelight-Ashes to ashes
Demon-The grand ilusion
Jameson Raid-Seven days of splendour
Gaskin-I´m no fool
Black Axe-Red lights
Deep Switch-Poor Bastard

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Post#11 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:28 am

MEXDefenderOfSteel wrote:Jameson Raid-Seven days of splendour
Forgot that one. :oops:

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Post#12 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:16 pm

A worthy cause for another listing frenzy!

Off the top of my head. My defintion (which you need not follow) this time will be songs by UK bands that I consider as heavy metal recorded between 1979 and 1986. Excluded are bands that had released anything on vinyl 1977 or earlier. If there are any exceptions to my own rules below they're entirely intentional and unquestionable.

Iron Maiden - Hallowed be Thy Name
Cloven Hoof - The Gates of Gehennah
Elixir - Children of Tomorrow
Saxon - Crusader
Demon - Don't Break the Circle
Angel Witch - Angel of Death
Diamond Head - Sucking My Love
Tokyo Blade - If Heaven Is Hell
Tyrant - Shadows of the Night
Virtue - We Stand to Fight
Desolation Angels - Spirit of the Deep
Deep Switch - The Poison Lake
Blitzkrieg - A Time of Changes
Satan - Trial by Fire
Venom - Countess Bathory
Saracen - Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Tank - Honour and Blood
Traitors Gate - The Devil Takes the High Road
Wolf - Heaven Will Rock'n'Roll
Pagan Altar - The Black Mass
Witchfinder General - The Witchfinder General
Legend - Prisoner
Omega - Shadows of the Past
Hell - Blasphemy and the Master
Avenger - NOTJ
Y Diawled - Noson Y Blaid
Arc - War of the Ring
Savage - Let it Loose
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Post#13 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:50 pm

I'll probably miss some 90%, so here is a partial list of my favorites:

Tredegar - Battle Of Bosworth
Heritage - Attack Attack
Genghis Khan - If Heaven Is Hell
Saracen - Horsemen Of The Apocalypse
Triarchy - Save The Khan
Saxon - Crusader
Arc - War Of The Ring
Cobra - Warriors Of The Dead
Money - Small Time Criminal
Avenger - Enforcer
Holocaust - Heavy Metal Mania
Savage - Berlin
Hell - Save Us From Those Who Would Save Us
Tank - The War Drags Ever On
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Post#14 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:49 pm

Saxon - Power and the Glory
Angel Witch - Gorgon
Cloven Hoof - Cloven Hoof
Deep Switch - The Poison Lake
Iron Maiden - Phantom of the Opera
Marquis de Sade - Black Angel
Race Against Time - Bleed You Dry
Saracen - Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Tyrant - Day of the Knight
Tyrant - Hold Back the Lightning
Witchfynde - Ready to Roll
Quartz - Satan's Serenade

Don't make me choose a song from Hell... Macbeth, The Disposer Supreme, Land of the Living Dead...
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Post#15 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:33 pm

Traitor's Gate - Devil Takes the High Road
Avenger - Run for Your Life
Trespass - One of These Days
Virtue - We Stand to Fight
Charger - Desperados
Iron Maiden - The Prisoner
ARC - War of the Ring
Black Rose - Sucker for Your Love
Bashful Alley - Running Blind
Chevy - Skybird
Damascus - Open Your Eyes
Fist - Name, Rank, Serial Number / SS Giro
High Treason - Saturday Night Special
Jaguar - Dutch Connection / Axe Crazy
Limelight - Metal Man
Mendes Prey - On to the Borderline
Mythra - Killer
Saxon - Power and the Glory
Persian Risk - 50,000 Stallions
Raven - (Just about any early 80's tune...)
Savage - Let it Loose
Satan - Trial by Fire
Demon Pact - Demon Pact
Hell - Plague and Fyre

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