Best NWOBHM BandsLarrythemighty The top ten best New Wave of British Heavy Metal bands. A full list can be found here.
The Top Ten
The Trooper, number of the beast, Run to the hills, Hallowed be thy name, Aces high, Powerslave, Iron Maiden, Prowler, Fear of the dark, Wasted Years, Ghost of the navigator, Can I play with madness, Still life, 2 Minutes to midnight. Long live Eddie the Head! Up the Irons!
I just recently got into Iron Maiden. I started at their debut album 'Iron Maiden", which is where everyone should. Work up to the acclaimed Number of the beast. Their first 2 with Paul Di'anno are very good. Bruce Dickinson era is great also but don't not listen to their first 2 albums just because he is not lead singer. Iron Maiden is the overall flagship band of the NWOBHM and always will be.
Hallowed Be Thy Name, Run to the Hills, Iron Maiden, Prowler, Aces High, 2 Minutes To Midnight, The Trooper, Still Life. I know there is more but how can you vote against that?
Definitely the best NWOBHM band ever!V 8 Comments
Trust me, Maiden was my Champion for many many years, and the still make the shortest of short lists (Murray and Harris are still the gold standard for their respective instruments)... Priest grew on me over time, but they weren't my favorites during the heyday, they just didn't resonante with me like Maiden / Saxon / (love to add an oblique angle like an Armored Saint, but they are not Brits)... But year in, year out, decade in, decade out... in the final analysis, after tens of thousands of listens to the complete comprehensive catalogues, other bands just play classic British Heavy Metal; SAXON IS BRITISH HEAVY METAL
Definitely Leppard shouldn't be anywhere close to this list. They're not metal, they're classic rock.
Judas is easily the best NWOHMB, but Saxon and Maiden should be fighting for 2nd. Voting Saxon, because well, they deserve.
I personally can't see Iron Maiden or Judas priest as New Wave... I've always associated them with classic heavy metal. Saxon are my personal favourite New Wave... band. I read they influenced Metallica. How much more do you want before you're awed by their greatness?
The first place comes down between Saxon and Judas PriestV 7 Comments
The very band that inspired Maiden. They have more diversity between albums, better guitarists and overall much more melody and songwriting talent. With that said, Maiden does indeed have better live shows and I like Bruce Dickinson slightly more than Halford; not to mention that BD's aged a bit better than Halford.
Best metal band of all time... Greatest drum intro like painkiller, guitar solo like in a touch of evil well I would say that's completely insane... The vocal pitch can never be compared with any heavy metal singers... Keep banging your head...
Judas Priest actually wasn't really a NWOBHM band. They are credited to being sort of the leaders of the second wave after Zeppelin, Purple, and Sabbath had already established the genre earlier. Priest jumped on the NWOBHM band wagon by polishing their sound and struck it big on 1980s British Steel.
They don't belong here. They belong here as much as Black Sabbath.V 7 Comments
Probably the most unique and revolutionary band here - ryanrimmelV 1 Comment
Should be joint first with the Leps and Maiden - sorry but Priest and Motorhead were NOT NWOBHM bands - whoever voted for them doesn't knows what NWOBHM was!
Diamond Head are NWOBHM period.
Underrated amazing band, way more people should listen to themV 1 Comment
Without Motorhead there would be no thrash metal, and no Ace of Spades. Go listen to Overkill and tell me if they know how to make music.
Lemmy is awesome and so are there songs they should be in the top 3!
THE ACE OF SPADES
ANGEL WITCH, the group, the song, the album, just the very best of the NWOBHM era.
The guitarist is so under-rated - JaxLeppard1
Listen to "Straight from hell".
One of my favourite bands!
Definitely definitely LEPPARD LEPPARD
Definitely Leppard take a lot of crap for leaving the NWOBHM, their producer (mutt lange) glossed up their production and rounded off their rough edged sound. Their 1st 2 albums, On through the night, and High n dry are extremely good. They were one of the leaders of the NWOBHM at this time but then thing happend.
Soviet Invasion is the single best NWoBHM of all time!
Listen to "Suzie Smiled", and you'll know what NWOBHM was.
Grim Reaper is one of the most forgotten metal bands that could have stood with the giants like Maiden and Priest. See You in Hell is one of the best NWOBHM albums ever. SEE YOU IN HELL MY FRIEND
I love Dio, but he wasn't even British. This is the New Wave of BRITISH Heavy Metal.
If it wasn't for this band we wouldn't have the Iron Maiden that we have today, cause this was Dickinson's first band, and the band that really helped Iron Maiden get where they got
Brilliant guitar playing on their first two full length albums. Just listen to, If heaven is hell"
Related ListsBest Rock Bands of All Time Top 10 Best KPop Bands Best Metal Bands Best Japanese Rock Bands Best Alternative Bands of All Time
List StatsUpdated 28 Feb 2017
6 years, 102 days old
Top Remixes (6)
3. Witchfinder General
3. Judas Priest
3. Judas Priest
View All 6