Tank – Filth Hounds of Hades
Release Date: March, 1982
You may not know it but Tank just may be one of the most important bands to Heavy Metal and yet you never even heard of them. Formed by former Damned member Algy Ward, Tank is a part of the legendary New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement and they are a band that I just stumbled upon on my never ending quest to find new (to me) music. I had never heard one note from Tank but when I heard their song “Filth Hounds Of Hades” on a NWOBHM playlist I just had to hear more.
Filth Hounds of Hades is a heaping helping of classic NWOBHM that is a true piece of buried treasure. It’s a sonic piece of history that totally deserves to be listened to and respected and a truly important piece of Heavy Metal history. I can’t say much for the other albums that Tank released after this one because I haven’t heard them but I can say this much. Tank’s Filth Hounds of Hades quickly became one of my favorite NWOBHM albums and it blows me away to hear such a relevant yet forgotten album.