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The New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement is a big deal to many of us for various reasons, but one of the undeniable great elements were the guitar solos.
We asked die-hard NWOBHM fans what their favourite solos were. Here are the top 10 results!
10 – Tytan – The Watcher
9 – Trespass – One Of These Days
8 – Iron Maiden – Purgatory
Perhaps unsurprisingly, metal behemoth Iron Maiden make an early entry into this top 10 of guitar solos.
7 – Iron Maiden – Phantom of the Opera
6 – Tygers of Pan Tang – Gangland
5 – Saxon – Dallas 1 PM
Of course, Saxon had to make an appearance in this list – listen below
4 – Virtue – We Stand to Fight
3 – Iron Maiden – Prowler
Another entry from Iron Maiden was inevitable, wasn’t it?
Bonus Track: Our 80s hit re-recorded, High Treason – Saturday Night Special
2 – Angel Witch – Angel Witch
Another institution, the much loved Angel witch arrive at number 2!
1 – Diamond Head – Am I Evil
By far the people’s favourite, Am I Evil stands proud above the rest with this stunning solo.
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