The early to mid 1980’s was a glorious time for heavy music with the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) unleashing ground-breaking new bands at an astonishing rate.
Taking their cues from the progressive nature of 70’s Hard Rock and Punk’s steel-toe-capped belligerence, the band’s of the NWOBHM increased the speed, embraced the power chord and riffed harder and faster than ever before.
Iron Maiden, Saxon and Def Leppard took the genre to new heights and celebrated arena level success but many bands, who also deserved to celebrate similar victories, were lost amongst the crowd, left to jostle for attention without ever truly being heard.
With that in mind, WorshipMetal have dug deep into the NWOBHM vaults to unearth some underrated treasures that deserve reappraisal. Whether these albums were ignored, forgotten over time or simply found themselves buried beneath a mountain of seminal releases, we hope to give them a chance to live and breathe once more.
If we’ve forgotten one of your favourites, pop it in the comments section below and we’ll have a nice chat about it…..