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I'm starting to get into the New Wave of British Heavy Metal a bit. Here are some of my favorite albums:

Def Leppard - Pyromania

Motorhead - Ace of Spades

Venom - Black Metal

Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast

Saxon - Power & The Glory

Judas Priest - British Steel

 

Are there any albums I should check out that are similar to these?

 

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I second Angel Witch, and agree that Judas Priest, Venom, and Motorhead are not NWOBHM. Here's a couple cool NWOBHM albums:

Diamond Head  -  Lightning to the Nations

Tank - Filth Hounds of Hades

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14 hours ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

I'd recommend Angel Witch, must admit I'm not overly across the NWOBHM.

 

Also not to be that guy but Judas Priest, Mötorhead, and Venom were never part of the NWOBHM.

I checked out the Angel Witch album, and I liked it alright. I’ll listen to it again at some point.

Since the New Wave of British Heavy Metal was from the late 70s to the early 80s, how are Judas Priest and Motörhead not a part of that movement? 

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23 hours ago, Parker said:

I second Angel Witch, and agree that Judas Priest, Venom, and Motorhead are not NWOBHM. Here's a couple cool NWOBHM albums:

Diamond Head  -  Lightning to the Nations

Tank - Filth Hounds of Hades

Thanks for the album recommendations. The Diamond Head album was pretty good, but I haven’t listened to the Tank album yet. I might check it out in the next few days.

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3 hours ago, Parker said:

No prob. Did you notice how that album is full of riffs Metallica stole? 

Other than the fact that Metallica covered “Am I Evil?”, I didn’t notice any riffs being stolen by Metallica. However, I am starting to notice a similar sound between the New Wave of British Heavy Metal stuff and thrash metal.

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On 8/1/2018 at 3:52 AM, MetalheadFromBama said:

I checked out the Angel Witch album, and I liked it alright. I’ll listen to it again at some point.

Since the New Wave of British Heavy Metal was from the late 70s to the early 80s, how are Judas Priest and Motörhead not a part of that movement? 

Because they don't share any sonic similarity to the NWOBHM and pre-date the movement. This is something which has been repeatedly discussed so I'm not exactly rushing to cover old ground.

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Meh. This is an old canard that attracts opinions from a bunch of fucking kids who weren't even there when the shit hit the fan. The concept NWOBHM itself was an invention ... but it's never the less very interesting to hear how "thrash mertal" was a genre waiting to be born out of that early 1980s sound. You should probably not waste a lot of time on trying to "understand" what happened ... only accept that it was that moment in time and space, that required heavy metal to make sense.

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On 7/31/2018 at 8:22 PM, MetalheadFromBama said:

how are Judas Priest and Motörhead not a part of that movement? 

The New Wave Of British Hair Metal (NWOBHM) started when Motorhead released the album "Overkill" in March 1979. In hindsight, the very concept seems little but a fanciful way to promote Iron Maiden ... but people are the monkeys that they are so they like to make up shit and give it names. If a lot of them agree, this becomes "the truth". Either way, the NWOBHM was pretty much over by the year 1982. The principal surge was in the year 1980 ... before "big money" had its attention shifted in this direction.

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