NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) is a subgenre of heavy metal music that originated in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It is characterized by its fast tempos, aggressive guitar riffs, and melodic vocal lines. NWOBHM bands often featured dual guitar harmonies, and often incorporated elements of punk rock and traditional heavy metal. Notable NWOBHM bands include Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Saxon, and Def Leppard.
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