Defenders and Screaming are my favorite Priest albums. Along with British Steel and Point of Entry, that's a pretty damn solid 4 album run.Defenders of the Faith from that era is also very good. It's possibly the last great album they released.
Dude I could NOT agree more!!!!One thing to appreciate with this album is that there is a lot of "space" in many of their tunes...where the guitars just punctuate what the vocals, bass, and drums are doing. Something of a lost art with hard rock/metal, I think.
That's what this is for me too. I got this album as a 13yo. I walked into Crazy Eddie (does anyone remember that place?!)big audio/record store in these parts. Cardboard Hellions were hanging all over the store. The SFV release was a big deal.I like a lot of albums, but when I have that heavy metal itch to scratch, I very often go to this album.