Diamond Head - Lightning To The Nations


8.8 | 168 votes |
Release date: 3 October 1980
Style: New wave of British heavy metal, Heavy metal

Owners:

206 have it
42 want it


01. Lightning To The Nations
02. The Prince
03. Sucking My Love
04. Am I Evil?
05. Sweet And Innocent
06. It's Electric
07. Helpless

Various re-release bonus tracks:
08. Streets Of Gold
09. Shoot Out The Lights
10. Waited Too Long
11. Play It Loud
12. Diamond Lights
13. We Won't Be Back
14. I Don't Got
15. It's Electric [remix] [1997 High Voltage bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1980: 4

Additional info
Also known as 'The White Album' because the first release came in a plain white sleeve signed by at least one member of the band.
It is sometimes not regarded as a proper full-length because it was initially self-released and some songs were re-recorded for later albums.

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25.07.2012 - 14:48
Rating: 9
musicalkaratekid
This album is virtually flawless for its genre and time. The only thing that doesn't really impress me that much is the vocals, but it's easy to ignore this when the drums, bass and eccentric guitar work all fly past at the same pace, and consequently make for some truly inspiring and memorable songs. 'Am I evil?', the title track and the everlong 'Sucking my love' are all great examples of this band's great talent. One of the best NWOBHM releases for sure.
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12.11.2012 - 06:35
Rating: 10
Egigantea
One of the most underrated Heavy Metal albums of all times, and IMO the best NWoBHM album.
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17.11.2012 - 13:11
megadeath13
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Im not lying when i say that this is the best NWOBHM album. The Prince, Lightning to the Nations and Am i evil are just outstanding. And if it wasnt for Diamond Head, Bands like Metallica wouldnt exist, either.
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03.03.2013 - 10:49
Rating: 10
Egigantea
Written by Guest on 17.11.2012 at 13:11

Im not lying when i say that this is the best NWOBHM album. The Prince, Lightning to the Nations and Am i evil are just outstanding. And if it wasnt for Diamond Head, Bands like Metallica wouldnt exist, either.


Funny you say that, it seems they keep trying to remind everybody of that
http://brightonbar.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Diamond-Head-II1.jpg
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07.04.2013 - 16:20
Metropolis_Dream
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True NWOBHM classic here. Each song is great. "The Prince", Am I Evil" and "Helpless" are timeless.
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26.05.2014 - 22:57
Dr.Overkill26
Just discovering How excellent this band is, Will be buying this album asap.
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Do you need what I need? Boundaries overthrown Look inside to each his own
Do you trust what I trust? me myself and I Penetrate the smoke screen I see Through the selfish lie
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08.09.2014 - 09:56
Rating: 9
Frank Comstock
Amazing album from beginning to end.
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27.01.2015 - 03:34
Rating: 7
Ruchesko
Long-winded more than anything, especially the ten-minute third track - only "Am I Evil?" really justifies its length.

The guitar work is undeniably good, however.
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27.01.2015 - 12:23
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Ruchesko on 27.01.2015 at 03:34

Long-winded more than anything, especially the ten-minute third track - only "Am I Evil?" really justifies its length.



Ten minute track? Or do you mean Sucking My Love with its 9.5 minutes?
To be honest I wouldn't call 7 tracks clocking in at 41 minutes long-winded.

But...

I personally find it to be quite the overrated album, not a classic at all. Only the four tracks that Metallica covered are good, so, The Prince, Am I Evil?, It's Electric, and Helpless.

Funny that when it was released not many people were hailing this album and only started going bonkers over this album and Diamond Head themselves after Metallica covered those four tracks and said how much they were influenced by Diamond Head.
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27.01.2015 - 14:16
Bad English
Masterchief
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 27.01.2015 at 12:23

Written by Ruchesko on 27.01.2015 at 03:34

Long-winded more than anything, especially the ten-minute third track - only "Am I Evil?" really justifies its length.



Ten minute track? Or do you mean Sucking My Love with its 9.5 minutes?
To be honest I wouldn't call 7 tracks clocking in at 41 minutes long-winded.

But...

I personally find it to be quite the overrated album, not a classic at all. Only the four tracks that Metallica covered are good, so, The Prince, Am I Evil?, It's Electric, and Helpless.

Funny that when it was released not many people were hailing this album and only started going bonkers over this album and Diamon Head themselves after Metallica covered those four tracks and said how much they were influenced by Diamond Head.


I agree , IMO this band is boring , Metallica versions is much better as original IMO,
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