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Heavy Metal At Its Best,
This review is from: Wheels Of Steel/Strong Arm Of The Law (Audio CD)
These albums have stood the test of time better than i could have ever imagined. They both still sound as fresh as they did on release. It`s hard to explain to all those of you that will be buying these for the 1st time how big an impact Wheels Of Steel had on the then new NWOBHM. The title track has almost taken on a mythical status in the HM world but its true that it helped define the NWOBHM scene. There are loads & loads of absolutley killer tracks available here. All with that destinctive Saxon guitar sound. As has been said already Strong Arm... is an absolutley stunning album. Saxon allways had an ability to go from fast uptempo songs to slow mid tempo stuff in the drop of a hat but they allways wrote songs you`d walk away singing, Check out "See The Light Shinning" "Motorcycle Man"or "Machine Gun" off of Wheels or "Heavy Metal Thunder" "To Hell & Back Again" "20,000 ft" from Strong Arm... to hear how to write fast uptempo songs with great hooks & chorus`s. Some of the best riffs ever written & recorded reside on these here 2 albums. "Wheels Of Steel" "747 Strngers In The Night" "Strong Arm Of The Law" "Hungry Years" "Dallas 1pm" are all fine examples of this. The fact that these 2 albums are now available as a Double album CD type thing is great. If you`re a Metal fan then this Cd is a must have.....