Paul Di'Anno, was best known as the first Iron Maiden vocalist (1978 - 1981). After his time in Maiden he has been involved in many different projects including many solo albums including: Battlezone, Di'anno, Killers, and Paul Di'anno. On these the first two of his solo records Di'anno continues with the aggressive NWOBHM sound he created with Maiden on his first album without Harris and Co. 'Fighting Back' features tons of OTT speed metal rockers. Songs like "Warchild" and the epic "The Land God Gave To Cain" are some of the finest heavy metal songs Di'anno has ever done. As with many other NWOBHM bands, some of the guitar work emulates Thin Lizzy axe attack. The second album also included on this set is more commercial than the band's debut, Despite this, the band just doesn't seem to be able to get away from the club sound and break out with a bigger sound like Maiden's "Piece of Mind" or Priest's "Screaming for Vengeance." Di'Anno's gritty voice sounds as strong as ever.
01 Fighting back 02 Welcome to the battlezone 03 Warchild 04 The land god gave to caine 05 Too much to heart 06 Voice on the radio 07 Rising star 08 Rip it up 09 I don't wanna know 10 Nuclear breakdown 11 Touch of hate 12 Whispered rage
13 Children of madness 14 Metal tears 15 It's love 16 The promise 17 To the limit