Venom - The Seven Gates Of Hell Singles 1980-1985 CD
During their golden age 1980 - 1985 Venom were very innovative and producive band. Four killer albums (well, Possessed was not so killer...), great live album and a flood of excellent singles (as million different versions of course). After that Venom's publishing policy have been slightly different. Every fifth year they release new album full of filler tracks and with very few good ones, and between these albums they are flooding the market with an enormous masses of compilations of their classics. One of those, "The Seven Gates of Hell - Singles 1980-1985" is, as the title suggests, a collection of their old singles.
During their golden years, Venom's best recordings almost always were singles. "In League with Satan", "In Nomine Satanas", "Bloodlust", "Nightmare", "Witching Hour"... All of them are great proto black metal classics and all of them were singles by Venom.