Great Metal Albums from the 1980’s That Have Been Forgotten
Still one of the most exciting things for me is to be introduced to great music that I have never heard before. It doesn’t matter if it was made this year or thirty years ago. If you haven’t heard it before, it’s new to you, isn’t it?
I started thinking about bands casual heavy metal fans may be familiar with by name, but not their work with the exception of possibly a song or two. That lead to the creation of this list. Rather than focus on great albums from well known bands such as Judas Priest, Slayer, Megadeth, Metallica, Anthrax, Iron Maiden, Dio, Van Halen, Testament, Overkill, Exodus or any of the well known bands, these are bands and albums that may have had a brief moment in the spotlight or are known for the wrong reasons, like an MTV video.
So in chronological order, here is part one of twelve albums that you should check out.
1980 – Angel Witch – Angel Witch (Bronze Records)
What a debut album should be: songs with one amazing hook after another. Angel Witch emerged from The New Wave of British Heavy Metal looking like they would rise to the top. This trio lead by Kevin Heybourne lead singer and guitarist should have conquered the world. For whatever reason it never happened. Almost every song on here is a classic in songwriting 101. Continue reading