Tygers Of Pan Tang are a band from the United Kingdom that are a very well known band from the NWOBHM days and this is a review of their 2015 compilation album "Tygers Sessions: The First Wave" which was released by Skol Records.
A very old school hard rock/heavy metal sound starts off the album along with some clean singing vocals and you can hear a lot of 70's elements in the music along with all of the musical
instruments having a very powerful sound to them and the solos and leads are what you would expect from a NWOBHM band of the early 80's and have a great amount of skill and melody.
Clean playing can be heard in some of the songs while some of the riffing brings in a touch of blues rock at times and there are also a couple of tracks that are long and epic in length while some of the other tracks have some fast riffs that have an early speed metal feeling while not being quite heavy enough for that style and after a few songs that stick to a hard and heavy musical direction clean playing and a power ballad is added onto the recording while they close the compilation with a couple of harder tracks.
Tygers Of Pan Tang played a style of metal back in the days that could of only been classified as heavy metal and they also has less of a darker atmosphere than most of their counterparts and had a more laid back and fun approach to the genre, the production sounds very professional for the time it was recorded while the lyrics cover real life and partying themes.
In my opinion Tygers Of Pan Tang where a very great sounding NWOBHM band and if you are a fan of this musicla genre, you should check out this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Slave To Freedom" "Dont Touch Me There" "Mirror" and "Don't Stop By". 8 out of 10.