Saxon, over the decades have gone from being pioneers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, to becoming one of the most successful U.K. rock acts of all time. It all started with their eponymous 1979 debut which is arguably the first NWOBHM album ever committed to tape. The eight track slab took the new sound of NWOBHM and paired it up with Saxon's early progressive and glam rock influences. Produced by John Verity and introduced by the singles "Big Teaser / Stallions," and "Backs To The Wall / Militia Guard," the Saxon album documented the band in their infancy but ultimately put them on the map as one of the acts spearheading the heavy metal revival that was sweeping the nation at that the end of the seventies. 2009 remastered version.