The new wave of British heavy metal that dawned along with the 1980s yielded heavier and more popular bands than Saxon (Iron Maiden and Def Leppard, to name just two), but anyone who listens to their second album, WHEELS OF STEEL, will recognize ... Full Descriptionthe origins of what came to be the dominant style of FM radio metal for over a decade. Combining the muscle of Black Sabbath with the nimble, twisting two-guitar attack of Thin Lizzy, Saxon helped create the template for British "power metal." Its driving rhythms and wailing theatrical vocals may have eventually become the norm, but in 1980 WHEELS OF STEEL was a shiny chrome beast of an album, and without precedent. Remastred with bonus tracks. Digi pack.
01 Motorcycle man 3:54 02 Stand up and be counted 3:05 03 747 (stranger in the night) 4:53 04 Wheels of steel 5:55 05 Freeway mad 2:41 06 See the light shining 4:50 07 Street fighting gang 3:09 08 Suzie hold on 4:29 09 Machine gun 5:17