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.

The Top Ten

1 End 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

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2 Hiroshima

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

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3 Murder 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

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4 Military 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

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5 Nuclear Attack

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

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6 Rockin' Every Night

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

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7 Thunder Rising

I'd say this song - next to Speak For Yourself - is by far his heaviest. One of his best songs as well.

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8 Out 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

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9 Days of Heroes

One of his last ​​songs - he performed it only Live at Montreux 2010 and never recorded it in the studio because he died in the early 2011. - Metal_Treasure

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The Contenders

11 Victims of the Future

The sample is from a live version. - Metal_Treasure

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12 Back on the Streets UListen to Sample
13 After the War UListen to Sample
14 Shapes of Things to Come UListen to Sample
15 Hurricane UListen to Sample
16 Cold Hearted UListen to Sample
17 Friday on My Mind UListen to Sample
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