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Filth Hounds Of Hades
Tank
Filth Hounds Of Hades
Genres: Rock, Metal
 
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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, takin...  more »

      
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All Artists: Tank
Title: Filth Hounds Of Hades
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Metal Mind
Original Release Date: 1/1/1982
Re-Release Date: 3/10/2009
Album Type: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
Genres: Rock, Metal
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 5907785031050

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Album Description
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.
 

CD Reviews

Blood, Guts and Beer
James Simpson | USA | 07/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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."
Motorhead clone classic
Bloodbath_and_Beyond | usa | 04/28/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"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"
Filth Hounds of Hades
Brockway700 | NY | 07/08/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I have been a Fan of NWOBHM for a while now and Tank is one of my favorites. My favorite Tracks are Struck by Lightning, Run like Hell, and Blood Guts and Beer, but they are all pretty good. This album also features Many bonus Tracks so if you are new to Tank this is a Great album to pick up!"