The 10 best NWOBHM guitar solos die-hard fans know.

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

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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?


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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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