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Release date: 2002
Style: Heavy metal


8.5 | 18 votes


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01. Power & The Glory
02. Strong Arm Of The Law
03. Heavy Metal Thunder
04. And The Bands Played on
05. Crusader
06. Dallas 1pm
07. Princess Of The Night
08. Wheels Of Steel
09. 747 (Strangers In The Night)
10. Motorcycle Man
11. Never Surrender
12. Denim & Leather
13. Backs To The Wall
14. Broken Heroes [live]
15. Dragon's Lair [live]
16. The Eagle Has Landed [live]
17. 20,000 Ft. [live]
18. Crusader [live]
19. Killing Ground [Video]

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Ellrohir - 24.12.2009 at 00:52  
Rating: 7 Cant wait till i receive it "officially" tomorrow and would be able to listen to it
Charly546 - 25.12.2009 at 21:25  
  This was my first Saxon album too and well, it got me into Saxon. I think it has an excellent choice of tracks, having most "mandatory" Saxon songs. (If you liked this start getting the albums themselves and if possible, see them live somewhere, they slay)

But the most amazing thing about Saxon is that how timeless it sounds. I recently gave this one another spin, mostly for the nostalgia value, when I got to the live songs then I kinda expected "Dragon's Lair" to somewhat stick out from the rest, as it is from the newer Saxon, but to my surprise it didn't do that at all, in fact it blended right into the older songs.

I also observed this phenomena (of sorts) on "Killing Ground", where some older Saxon songs were rerecorded (as bonus tracks on a separate disc) and these easily blend into the album. I think that if someone (with no previous experience with Saxon) would listen to that album, he/she wouldn't know that there is a 20 year gap between the both discs.

To quote a certain Metal Archives review of "Killing Ground": "Princess of the Night '01, for example - could you tell that that song was written in 1980? Or, play Dragons Lair from CD1 - does it in any way scream 2001? No, it does not - both are timeless classics of Heavy Fucking Metal the way it is meant to be played." - (Ultraboris)
Ellrohir - 25.12.2009 at 23:14  
Rating: 7 i have to say, that first listening was a bit least compared to the second Saxon's compilation i have - The Collection Of Metal...i expected something "even better", but i wasnt fulfilled...maybe more listening will help...
Baz Anderson - 26.12.2009 at 14:47  
  Why are you bothering with these compilations?
Just get the albums... nothing beats them. There will always be great songs that were underrated and missed off these. I'm sick of hearing "Wheels Of Steel" for the millionth time...
Ellrohir - 26.12.2009 at 17:45  
Rating: 7 Well i am getting what is available...the first collection i saw in shop with discounted books/cds, this one in czech internet auction for great prize...i didnt saw albums anywhere yet...

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