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My favourite NWOBHM albums ever .

Richard Andrew Crook
 
Quartz
Quartz
"Ok not  really one of my favourites, but this is definately where it all started.Quite a 70s progressive rock sound, particularly in the vocals, but highlights such as "mainline riders" do kick  arse."
One Of These Days - The Trespass Anthology
One Of These Days - The Trespass Anthology
"This band had a sound strongly originating from the seventies, but this anthology is one of the best albums I have ever bought!"
Behold the Beginning
Behold the Beginning
"Diamond Heads debut is many ways the ultimate NWOBHM album, this remixed version offers a cleaner more precise sound - which was part of their appeal in first place for me personally."
Spellbound
Spellbound
"John Devrills clean vocals go with the more rough and ready feel of the music to perfect effect. This has alot of rock n roll swagger to it aswell."
Give 'Em Hell
Give 'Em Hell
"Sounding a bit like an occultic Diamond Head, this is Wytchfynde's best album. Not least because it's title track gave Metallica the riff for Master of Puppets!"
Time Tells No Lies
Time Tells No Lies
"Sounding like a cross between Iron Maiden and Boston with Phil Lynott on vocals, this is a very slick album without ever sounding AOR. Ignore the three star rateing , this is a bullet proof classic."
Rock You Tonight
Rock You Tonight
"Marseilles second album is full of simple melodic rock songs built up with layers of sound, and frequent twists and turns on the same theme. Epic."
FRIENDS OF HELL
FRIENDS OF HELL
"Probably the first doom metal band, looking retrospectivly back at Sabbath. This has more energetic upbeat vibe though, but the eccentric vocals later used by bands like Saint Vitus are firmly in pla"
Dark Star
Dark Star
"Amazing to see this FINALLY released officially on CD. Very song orientated and not all that metallic, but the earthy yet epic approach makes this a real classic of the genre."
Filth Hounds of Hades
Filth Hounds of Hades
"Very rough and ready approach, somewhat reminicient of Motorhead - with different vocals. All their albums are good but this the most consistant, great to see available at a reasonable price again."
Court In The Act
Court In The Act
"Another great rerelease, get it while you can! This came out the same year as Kill em All, and is almost as thrashy but with a folky Thin Lizzy feel aswell. This is a very, very overlooked album."
Rock Goddess / Hell Hath No Fury
Rock Goddess / Hell Hath No Fury
"Many will question the inclusion of this band, but they had ALOT of very good catchy songs, and just enough credibilty in their sound to pull it off. Also Jody Turners got an amazing voice!"
Shadows of the Night
Shadows of the Night
"Lots of jangley guitars here, I really love these slightly gothic NWOBHM bands. Other examples would be Widow by Ritual and To the Devil a Daughter by Incubus (UK obviously)"
To The Devil A Daughter
To The Devil A Daughter
Widow
Widow
End of the World/No
End of the World/No
"Gaskin sound like NWOBHM cross between Thin Lizzy and Rush, the result is sophisticated and very cool. Other great progressive NWOBHM bands I highly recommend are Legend, Limelight, Shiva and Voltz."
Anthology
Anthology
Knight's Fall
Knight's Fall
Tokyo Blade
Tokyo Blade
"The most adrenaline pumping record in this list, Tokyo Blades approach is euphoric, and in yer face metal. Impossable not to like really, and their from my neck of the woods (Wiltshire) aswell."
Egypt
Egypt
"The biggest NWOBHM hidden gem in my book. This has a very thrashy style that reminds me a bit of early Satan, but with atmospheric Egyptian sounds scattered through it aswell. Unique, and brilliant.."
Nightmare At Maple Cross/Take A Bite
Nightmare At Maple Cross/Take A Bite
"Girlschool came back from AOR oblivion in style with these fun records. Most of the punk feel has gone but it's still raw. Satanic Rites and Runestaff were great late eighties female NWOBHM aswell."
Which Way The Wind Blows
Which Way The Wind Blows
Unholy Trinity
Unholy Trinity
"This the only Blitzkrieg album you need! More melodic and Iron Maiden oriented than previously, these songs were actually written throughout the eighties and the songwriting here is unbelievably good"
Solid Ball Of Rock
Solid Ball Of Rock
"This is actually my favourite Saxon album, it combines their commercial sensibilities, with the heaviness of their early material - add to this a much better production and you have an absolute killer"
Fear Of The Dark
Fear Of The Dark
"I am going to finish off with biggest band of the NWOBHM, and their most underated but best album. This combines a more rock n roll vibe with songwriting maturity aswell. My favourite record ever"