Lightning To The Nations voted 3rd in Top Fifty Riff Albums
Leading Japanese rock magazine Burrn! have done a piece titled 'Think About The Riffs' in which it cites Diamond Head's Lightning To The Nations album as the third greatest album for riffs following Black Sabbath's Master Of Reality & Slayer's Reign In Blood. The article went on to say "Brian's riff making ability was outstanding in the NWOBHM bands and the riffs in LIGHTNING TO THE NATIONS album were create new era of HR/HM music !"
This is a great achievement for Diamond Head considering the relative obscurity of the album when compared to other albums in the chart.
Top 20 "riff" albums, according to Burrn! magazine:
01. BLACK SABBATH - Master Of Reality
02. SLAYER - Reign In Blood
03. DIAMOND HEAD - Lightning To The Nations
04. IRON MAIDEN - Iron Maiden
05. EXODUS - Bonded By Blood
06. METALLICA - Master Of Puppets
07. MEGADETH - Peace Sells ... But Who's Buying?
08. MOTÖRHEAD - Ace Of Spades
09. AC/DC - Highway To Hell
10. DEEP PURPLE - In Rock
11. LED ZEPPELIN - II
12. SCORPIONS - Blackout
13. VAN HALEN - Van Halen
14. RAVEN - Rock Until You Drop
15. SAXON - Denim And Leather
16. JUDAS PRIEST - British Steel
17. S.O.D. - Speak English Or Die 18. VENOM - Welcome To Hell
19. PANTERA - Vulgar Display Of Power
20. CARCASS - Necroticism - Descanting The Insalbrious
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