7. Tytan – Rough Justice (1985)
Tytan arrive a little late on the scene but this border-line NWOBHM supergroup sure had the mettle to stand-out in what was an incredibly overcrowded scene.
Featuring heavy-hitters Kevin Riddles (ex-Angel Witch) and ex-Judas Priest drummer Les Binks, Tytan recorded only one album but when that one album is Rough Justice, a semi-lost classic of the NWOBHM scene, you can consider yourselves more than worthy of reappraisal.
Channeling a commercial appeal that should have appealed to the masses Rough Justice was melodic heavy metal performed to perfection.
“Sadman” recalls Dio at his most epic, all thunder & brimstone bluster and lead-heavy mid-paced riffing while album highlight, “The Watcher”, should have been a massive hit; one of those songs that builds and builds into a pay-off that’ll have you head-banging so hard you’re likely to require a neck-brace.
Titan may have been a one-off in the 80’s but this is one album that deserves to be played over and over again; an absolute NWOBHM classic.