Judas Priest anyone????

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  1. TREV FLINT

    TREV FLINT Member

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    Any love for Judas Priest around here.

    I just listened to " Sin after Sin" and it is a great Metal album. Great riffs and outstanding vocals.

    What are your favorite Judas Priest albums??
     
  2. Mikey2201

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    Lots of love for Priest

    My favorite is Defenders of the Faith:RoCkIn
     
  3. jtm622

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    One of the greatest and most influential bands of all time. I don't think that they ever musically topped "Sad Wings of Destiny", though...
     
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    Unleashed in the East
    Screaming for Vengeance
    Painkiller
     
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    I listened to SfV endlessly back in 83 (?).

    I bought it on CD a few years ago. Still sounds really good.
     
  6. WILLIEKENDRICK

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    God yes---I'm so glad they are still doing their thing, louder than ever!!!

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    call me crazy but I think Rock a Rolla is thier best...when I was growing up for some reason thier was a Maiden vs Preist feud going on and I always prefered Maiden.
     
  8. Chrome Dinette

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    My faves are Unleashed In The East and Painkiller.

    Unleashed.. is great live(sort of) versions of a lot of their strongest earlier material and Painkiller is a rare success by an established band modernizing their sound.
     
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    Yes, I have loved them since the early 80's usually preferring defenders and before with sad wings being my favorite.

    If you haven't already, check out nostradamus. I was expecting to hate that release because of the subject matter, but ended up loving it. The concept is about the man's life and not really about prophecies. There is some self indulgence in it, but overall a great, great cd.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iadp0xjY0WI
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8l2ZUSiP6Y
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPr5Eg9zQbI
     
  10. Bankston

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    Priest didn't invent heavy metal, but they absolutely perfected it.

    One thing I love about Priest is that they've always been willing to experiment and adapt. Sometimes the experiments works awesome. Other times, though, it fails miserably, e.g., Johnny B. Goode.

    I must say that I could not get into the new album.
     
  11. geetarboy

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    My faves:
    -Screaming for Vengeance (my first)
    -Unleashed In the East
    -British Steel
    -Stained Class
    -Sad Wings of Destiny

    One of the few metal bands I still listen to on a regular basis.
     
  12. Yngtchie Blacksteen

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    My favourite metal band, and the only one of my favourites that I've seen live. Spent a lot of money travelling down to Oslo in 2005 to catch them on their Angel of Retribution tour. Such a great show, it was so worth it!

    My favourite albums are Painkiller, Defenders of the Faith, Stained Class, and so many other ones...
     
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    I'll let others decide what their greatest work has been but "Sad Wings of Destiny" literally changed my musical focus and therefore my life when I was 15.
     
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    My top two-

    Hell Bent For Leather
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    Stained Class

    "Better By You, Better Than Me" still reigns as one of the best metla cutz ever.
     
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    Ooooh plenty of love for The Priest!

    I'm not a HM fan as such (never cared for Iron Maiden, Venom, Diamond Head and everyone else of that ilk who were happening in 79 / 80) but loved the way these guys linked in together and Halford's vocals.........:eek:

    Unleashed In The East is just a masterpiece - who cares if it was doctored (cough! lol) - it's a cracking album and then Halford hitting the money shot on Victims Of Changes ...........awe!

    Sin After Sin is fab too and British Steel was enormous over here - seemed every track was on the radio, at a club etc every week.

    Saw them at Download last year and they rocked - they played a version of Sinner that was just perfection for me - the youtube shots don't give it justice at all - it was played with real bollocks, the placing in the set was perfect...oh it was brilliant!

    yeah - there's a bit of love for The Priest at my house lol!
     
  16. DavidE

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    I'm a fan of their material until British Steel when I felt they went a bit more pop metal. There are some cool tunes after that, but the material before that was incredible. Genre defining.
     
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    Fortunately, those of us with a substantial Judas Priest bootleg collection can assure any doubters that Halford did sing that good live, sometimes even better.
     
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    The best metal record ever made. It has everything that a metal record should have. Outstanding vocals, riffs, & solos. It has a dark, heavy, & live sound.
    Screaming for Vengeance, British Steel, Point of Entry are great too.
    Heck, I even like a few tunes from Turbo.
     
  20. Bankston

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    Definitely. Look at any subgenre of metal, whether its thrash, speed, death, pop/glam, progressive, power, etc., and you can find a song on an early Priest album that contained the seed of that subgenre.

    A lot of critics cite British Steel as the template for the 80's pop metal that followed.

    My faves:

    Sad Wings of Destiny
    Stained Class
    Hell Bent for Leather
    British Steel
    Point of Entry
    Screaming for Vengeance
    Defenders of the Faith
    Painkiller
    Angel of Retribution

    I even liked some of the stuff they did with Ripper.
     

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