(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)
(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
(22:49) Echoes of a Distant Battle
Honour and Blood (1984)
(27:50) Honour & Blood
(34:22) Too Tired To Wait For Love