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Ten Bands Carrying on the Sound of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal

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Metal bands often look to the genre’s past for inspiration, and few eras loom as large as the movement known as the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. As awkward as its sobriquet may be, the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM for short) was perhaps the second most important advancement in the development of metal, topped only by Black Sabbath’s invention of the form. Inspired by the innovations of U.K.-based bands like Judas Priest and Motorhead, a bunch of young musicians located around England took punk attitude and classic rock showmanship and created something vital and new.

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Biggest Ups: Over 40 Artists Share Their Favorite Albums of 2017

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Bandcamp artists pick their favorite albums of the year.

One of the features on Bandcamp Daily that generates the greatest amount of enthusiasm is Big Ups. The concept is simple: we ask artists who used Bandcamp to recommend their favorite Bandcamp discoveries. So, in honor of our Best of 2017 coverage, we decided to take Big Ups and super-size it. Here, more than 40 artists to tell us their favorite albums of the year.

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