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(Playlist) TANK (82-84) - In 40 Minutes

Entering at the tail end of the NWOBHM, Algy Ward and his Tank outfit made a rumbling racket with the oustanding Filth Hounds of Hades debut. One of the best albums of the whole NWOBHM she-bang it says here, this was a tough record that was pushing Motorhead levels of intensity and sonics.

The sophomore Power of the Hunter is praised in many a punter's circle, but I always saw this is a huge disappointment, the song writing watered down and production weak compared to the debut.

The British unit changed tack on This Means War in 1983, taking a more traditional metal stance with war infatuated lyrics. Definately an improvement over the previous release. They followed that up a year later with the similarly themed and musically equivalent Honour and Blood, an album in my lonely opinion I perceive was even better than its predecessor.

Regardless, let's celebrate the first four years of the legendary Tank with a 40 minute playlist of its best material during their heyday.

Get ready for the shellshock. Umpa!!

Filth Hounds Of Hades (1982)

(0:00) Shellshock

(3:11) Struck By Lightning

(6:20) Turn Your Head Around

(9:41) Filth Hounds of Hades

Power of the Hunter (1982)

(13:35) Pure Hatred

This Means War (1983)

(17:30) This Means War

Side 2

(22:49) Echoes of a Distant Battle

Honour and Blood (1984)

(27:50) Honour & Blood

(34:22) Too Tired To Wait For Love


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