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Saxon are an English heavy metal band, formed in 1976 in Barnsley, Yorkshire. As leading lights in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal they had huge success in the 1980s with 8 UK Top 40 albums including 4 UK Top 10 albums. Saxon also had numerous singles in the Top 20 singles chart. Between 1980 and 1987 Saxon established themselves as one of Europe's biggest metal acts, they also had ... Read more in Amazon's Saxon Store

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  • Audio CD (9 Oct 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Steamhammer Us
  • ASIN: B00005NW12
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 684,479 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Intro
2. Killing Ground
3. Court Of The Crimson King
4. Coming Home
5. Hell Freezes Over
6. Dragons Lair
7. You Don't Know What You've Got
8. Deeds Of Glory
9. Running For The Border
10. Shadows On The Wall
11. Rock Is Our Life

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By macc@madasafish.com on 13 May 2002
Format: Audio CD
Over the past few years Saxon have made a dramatic U-Turn in the quality of their releases, ever since 'Solid Ball of Rock' the band has been releasing heavier and more thought out albums, a far cry from the depressing days of the too slick and polished 'Destiny', the album that some say should have buried them. Dogs of War, Forever Free and Metalhead are all good solid HM albums bearing the tell tale Saxon riffery. This brings us up to date with the release of Killing Ground, again, a typical release bearing all the trademarks of a Saxon album, out and out rockers 'Dragons Lair', ballads (if you can call it that, the subject material is a bit morbid) 'Shadows on the wall' and anthems 'Rock is our Life' and 'Deeds of Glory' all this makes great listening and apart from maybe 'Running for the Border' I can't pick a bad one out of them. The bonus disc on some releases is re-recorded classics such as 'Princess of the Night, Crusader and Motorcycle Man' although a full re-recorded classic release entitled 'heavy metal thunder' is expected for release soon this does whet the appetite for it, the songs sound so fresh and vibrant, they could have been written yesterday. It does however make you think that the reason its included at all is to somehow show that this Saxon (not Oliver/Dawson Saxon who only play the first few albums material live) are the boys behind the metal and can prove it.
An excellent release from one of Britains most underrated bands.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 31 Oct 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is one killer of an album. I was somewhat disappointed with "Metalhead", because it appeared that the band were deviating - rather unsuccessfully in my view - from what they do best: produce driving yet melodic metal. "Metalhead" saw them going down a path towards a less melodic but harder sound. This album thankfully sees Saxon back to the "Solid Ball of Rock" (and early days) form.
There are some great tracks on offer here: "Killing Ground" has an infectious riff and opens the album in fine style; "Court of the Crimson King" is an inspired cover of the 1969 song by King Crimson; "You Don't Know What You've Got" is a real party rocker with a blistering mid-song guitar solo; "Deeds of Glory" has a catchy melody and an even catchier chorus; "Running For the Border" is pure power metal through and through, and "Rock is Our Life" finishes the album with a rousing anthem.
I saw Saxon live in Tilburg recently and they were, suffice to say, awesome. Get the album and appreciate the traditional sound of British metal!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joma on 26 Mar 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Second studio album with Fritz Randow on the drums. One of the haviests albums by Saxon. Cout of the Crimson King, my favorite.
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