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The Neat Singles Collection, Vol. 2

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This is the second volume (of three) issued by Sanctuary chronicling the New Wave of British Heavy Metal singles released by Neat and its subsidiary, Neat Metal. It includes classic material from Raven, Venom, Saracen, as well as a few tracks from Jess Cox, who ran Neat in addition to serving as the lead singer of NWOBHM outfit Tygers of Pan Tang (whose material does not appear on this collection). The entire Neat Singles Collection is a must for any fan of this brief yet prolific genre that bridged the gap between classic English metal and the thrash, speed, and power metal styles that would come later. Plus, who can pass up classic band names like Tysondog, Sabre, and Persian Risk?

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