Heaviest Gary Moore Songs

'Heavy' is something relative here - don't expect extreme heavy metal. But this blues musician played metal and hard rock. It's an odd combination but Gary Moore did it.

Gary Moore (R.I.P.) was a blues/blues rock musician during most of his life but in the 80s he recodred songs that were pretty heavy for that decade - hard rock and metal songs, or songs touching on metal. I can't believe that the guy who sang "Still Got The Blues" and "Empty Rooms" also wrote, played and sang metal songs.

Gary Moore was an Irish guitarist, singer and songwriter (1952-2011). Before his successful solo career, Gary Moore played guitars for Thin Lizzy in the 70s but Gary Moore and Phil Lynott performed together even after Gary's departure. They remained best friends until Phil's death in 1986.

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1End of the World

For me, this song is metal, especially considering the context: it came out in 1982 when there were not many metal songs. Gary Moore wrote this song and played rhythm and lead guitar. Jack Bruce of Cream shared lead vocals with Gary Moore.
And if you think that parts of Powerslave by Iron Maiden (1984) sound like parts of this song, you are probably right. - Metal_Treasure


A song with many metal elements, including vocals and screams, especially at the end. - Metal_Treasure

3Murder in the Skies

1983. This song is over 7 minutes long and most of its elements are metal. It's closest to power metal. - Metal_Treasure

4Military Man

A very angry and intense song. It was written by Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy who also sang lead vocals as a guest musician on Gary Moore's solo album. - Metal_Treasure

5Rockin' Every Night

Ian Paice of Deep Purple was a co-writer and he also played the drums on this song. - Metal_Treasure

6Nuclear Attack

This is hard rock but it's pretty heavy. - Metal_Treasure

7Thunder Rising
8Out in the Fields

A song written by Gary Moore and performed together with Phil Lynott in 1985.
This song has always sounded like power metal to me. I wasn't surprised that it was covered by more than 10 metal bands, mostly power metal bands (for more info, visit my list 'Best Cover Versions of Gary Moore and Phil Lynott's Out In the Fields'). - Metal_Treasure

9Days of HeroesV1 Comment
10Really Gonna Rock Tonight

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11Victims of the Future

The sample is from a live version. - Metal_Treasure

12Back on the Streets
13After the War
14Shapes of Things to Come
16Cold Hearted
17Friday on My Mind
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1. End of the World
2. Hiroshima
3. Murder in the Skies



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