Five Records That Changed My Life, Part 36: Hampus Klang

Hampus Klang of Bullet on stage in Tokyo in 2020. Photo: Stefan Nilsson, Roppongi Rocks

By Stefan Nilsson, Roppongi Rocks

Hampus Klang is the guitarist for the Swedish heavy metal band Bullet. He is also one of the founders and organisers of the cult Swedish heavy metal festival Muskelrock. Roppongi Rocks boss Stefan Nilsson checked in with Hampus to learn about the five records that rocked his world.

W.A.S.P. “W.A.S.P.” (1984)

“The ultimate party album. Raw attitude, great vocals and songs. Cool solos by mean man Chris Holmes too.”

Accept “Restless and Wild” (1982)

“Two white burning flying Vs on the front cover. Jimi Hendrix would be happy if he saw this. ‘Fast as a Shark’ must have been one of the fastest songs written back in 1982. Great production and songs too.”

AC/DC “Back in Black” (1980)

“This must be the best recording of all times. The snare drum is the best I ever heard. Brian sings like a god and all songs are perfect. ‘Let Me Put My Love into You’ is my favourite song.”

Iron Maiden “The Number of the Beast” (1982)

“One of the coolest record covers ever made. Almost as cool as ‘Killers’. An excellent example of a lineup change that really worked. Bruce sings great here. The Paul albums are of course also very, very good.”

Judas Priest “Killing Machine” (1978)

“The leather-studded maniac Rob shows what heavy metal is. ‘Hell Bent for Leather’ is a true anthem. This is my favourite Priest lineup.”

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