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Filth Hounds Of Hades Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Extra tracks

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Limited digitally remastered and expanded edition of the debut album from the British Metal band pressed on a gold disc, housed in a digipak and including seven bonus tracks! Tank were a fierce, ambitious young band, taking all the best that was in Punk and Metal to a higher level. Filth Hounds of Hades was an extremely successful debut, getting great reviews in the press and a very positive feedback from the fans. 17 tracks total. Metal Mind.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Shellshock
  2. Struck by Lightning
  3. Run Like Hell
  4. Blood, Guts & Beer
  5. T.W.D.A.M.O.
  6. Turn Your Head Around
  7. Heavy Artillery
  8. Who Needs Love Songs
  9. Filth Hounds of Hades
  10. (He Fell in Love with A) Stromtrooper
  11. Don't Walk Away [*]
  12. Shellshock [Different to Album Version][*]
  13. Hammer On [Different to Album Version][*]
  14. Don't Walk Away [Live][*]
  15. The Snake [*]
  16. (He Fell in Love with A) Stormtrooper [Different to Album Version][*]
  17. Blood, Guts and Beer [Live][*]
  18. Steppin' on a Landmine [*]

Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 10, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
  • Label: Metal Mind
  • Run Time: 69 minutes
  • ASIN: B001NY42SI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #453,444 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By James Simpson on July 19, 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Tank's "Filth Hounds of Hades" has got to be one of the meanest and most stripped down sounding albums of the entire NWOBHM. The only band that was able to capture perfectly that strange beer swilling chemistry that made Motorhead such a definitive Metal act.(No surprise. Motorhead's guitarist Fast Eddie Clark produced it.)

This is one of the funnest and most energetic records of the period and one of my personal favorites of the many superb debut albums from that era.

Each track is pretty memorable ripe with good riffs and hooky choruses ranging from awesome butt kickers like "Shellshock", "Run Like Hell" and "Blood Guts and Beer". The lead cuts for sheer awesomeness are "T.W.D.A.M.O", which is one rugged love song and the record's best riff and lead single with "(He fell in love with a) Stormtrooper" one of those songs that ranks with the best of Motorhead and there ilk. Lead guitarist and vocalist Algy Ward really channels the sound of Lemmy on this record and it helps alot.

Any fan of classic Heavy Metal with that biker feel will find this release essential. Motorhead fans will enjoy the album for it's similar yet different kind of sound.
The albums will get increasingly better from here including classics like "Power of the Hunter" and "This Means War".

*One of my 100 favorite albums.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bloodbath_and_Beyond on April 28, 2010
Format: Audio CD
Tank were one of the more prolific NWOBHM bands as they followed the more popular traits of the genre (fast ripping songs). The NWOBHM was moreso known for bands like Diamond Head, Venom, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Venom, Jaguar, Saxon, and so fourth which were the bands that played the more aggressive and fast stuff that would influence Metallica and countless American bands. However there were still a handful of more versatile bands that were lost in the scene. Tank follow the former approach and basically, they're a poor man's Motorhead. A 3 piece who played savage ear shattering rockers with titles like Blood Guts And Beer, Struck By Lightning and (He Fell In Love With A) Stormtrooper, its apparent these guys have a sense of humor. They are storming early hey day metal for sure although you might find yourself clamoring for their heroes Lemmy and co after hearing it.

Other key tracks like Who Needs Love Songs and Run Like Hell, reveal these guys didn't have much sublety. Which was the great thing. Musically there isnt much to say. Theyre pretty standard, burning powercords, fast double bass drumming and the 'gargle with broken glass' vocals, Algy Ward was really the star member of Tank. They might be a bit overrated as Filth Hound Of Hades went onto be one of the more sought after collector's items of the era. The new remastered version is the ideal copy to pick up. Containing 8 bonus cuts and nice packaging. Tank's subsequent efforts found them to be a pretty inconsitant band of the genre although the nostalgia of geniune early 80's British metal overshadows that. FHOH is a minor classic for those who want more bite with their party music, as Tank were just too tongue in cheek to be taken seriously. Great band for a great time in music
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Edward J. mccarthy Jr. on October 17, 2014
Format: Audio CD
this was one of the best records released at the hight of the nwobhm back in 1981, this album next to saxons strong arm of the law from 1980 are probably (in my opinion) the 2 best next to many others without a doubt, well this is where it all began for tank with this now classic filth hounds of hades record, i cant belive it has been over 33 years already since the release of this, i was lucky enough to find a nice uk copy in 1982 that still had the sew on patch the first pressing had, NO i did not have my mom sew the patch on i had the artwork PAINTED on my then denim jacket along with my other favorites at this time and unlike most I STILL HAVE THE JACKET 30 YEARS ON but barley fit into it now, anyway what do you care about that?????Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tom P. the Underground Navigator on August 1, 2010
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The New Wave of British Heavy Metal was one of the most fruitful and creative times ever for heavy rock music. It combined the influences of '70s hard rock and metal (Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, '70s Judas Priest, et al.) with the D.I.Y. attitude, production values and aggression of punk.

One band to truly capitalize on this was London's Tank, and after releasing the "Don't Walk Away" single in 1981 (included here) on their own Kamaflage label, the band entered Ramport studio in December of that year to record their debut full-length "Filth Hounds of Hades." You knew you were in the hands of greatness when Motorhead's "Fast" Eddie Clarke was at the production helm. And yes, there is a Motorhead influence present as many have said, and how could there not be, as Motorhead had essentially created what we know as speed metal on the previous year's seminal "Ace of Spades." But Tank are far from imitators and once you get past the similarities you see that they in reality had a unique and one of a kind sound.

What I don't hear people saying as much is just how much later American thrash bands apparently borrowed from Tank. The opening of Metallica's "Hit the Lights" sounds strikingly similar to the opening of Tank's "Shellshock" and the main riff in "No Remorse" is a dead giveaway for that of track number three on "Filth Hounds of Hades," the awesome "Run Like Hell." But as great as Tank were, it's only natural the younger American bands would imitate their progenitors and NWOBHM heroes in this way.

Getting back to the punk influence, it's no surprise that Tank would have one, as bassist and frontman Algy Ward had actually played on seminal British punk act the Damned's 1979 "Machine Gun Etiquette" LP. I would think that any fan of U.K.
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