Judas Priest (Official Thread)

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http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Judas_Priest/97


Current Members:

Ian Hill
Rob Halford
Glenn Tipton
Scott Travis
Richie Faulkner

Discography:

Studio Albums:
1974 - Rocka Rolla
1976 - Sad Wings of Destiny
1977 - Sin After Sin
1978 - Stained Class
1978 - Killing Machine/**** Bent for Leather
1980 - British Steel
1981 - Point of Entry
1982 - Screaming for Vengeance
1984 - Defenders of the Faith
1986 - Turbo
1988 - Ram It Down
1990 - Painkiller
1997 - Jugulator
2001 - Demolition
2005 - Angel of Retribution
2008 - Nostradamus
2014 - Redeemer of Souls

Live Albums:
1979 - Unleashed in the East
1987 - Priest...Live!
1998 - '98 Live Meltdown
2003 - Live in London
2009 - A Touch of Evil: Live


Here's an enormously influential band from the mid 70's, I feel they are the most important NWOBHM band of all. Their brand of metal set the stage for the explosion of bands that followed, including some of the newer sub-genres like speed and death metal. Rob Halford's vocal style and the leather and chains image he brought to Priest have left a huge imprint on the entire metal scene, both performers and fans. I didn't really pay attention to Priest at first, but after I bought "**** Bent For Leather", I was blown away, and it is my all time favorite NWOBHM album period.

My Judas Priest collection.

Rocka Rolla
Sad Wings of Destiny
Sin After Sin
Stained Glass
**** Bent For Leather(Killing Machine in Britain)
British Steel
Screaming For Vengeance
Painkiller
Angel Of Retribution

Living After Midnight(Compilation)

One of my favorite songs.



Their first album from 1974.

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Love it up till Defenders of the Faith, after that album I don't like the heaviness as much, its too heavy adn metallic for me after that album
 

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I like them in the early part of their career myself, but when Metallica and Slayer and other bands started playing faster and harder, Priest followed suit. I still like their later albums okay, but I don't play them as much as the early recordings.
 

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They may have played faster and harder, but they kept a good rythme and balance to their music. Rarely would they jam w/out some type of harmony. (Some of the harder rockers just jam like they're going nowhere.)
KK and Glen are like Murray and Smith from Maiden, they feed off each other while making the other sound great.
 

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You are absolutely right Taha, the chemistry between KK and Glen is excellent.
 

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You are absolutely right Taha, the chemistry between KK and Glen is excellent.

You might have seen it, but on vh1c they had a Priest interveiw were both KK and Glen are "showing off" in the studio on how they were making some of their songs. It is amazing how those 2 work together.

man would I like to see Priest Maiden mini concert together !!!
 

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The follow up to their debut and a much better album Sad Wings of Destiny. Still a little rough around the edges, but establishing the Priest trademark sound. Halford's soaring anthemic vocals the twin guitar attack of Downing and Tipton, in other words Priest was here to stay.

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In 1977 came "Sin After Sin". This recording is a landmark in heavy metal, from the double pedal drumming of session musician Simon Philips on the stunning track "Dissident Aggressor", to the proto-speed metal guitars of Downing and Tipton in "Call For The Priest/Raw Deal", just a massive album that showed Priest was becoming a major player and pushing the boundaries of Heavy Metal further than ever before.

After this album came out Priest went on tour in the U.S opening for REO Speedwagon and Foreigner, talk about a contrast in styles...lol.

Dissident Aggressor, considered the Heaviest song ever recorded back in the 70's.



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Nothing against them. I've got The Best Of Judas Priest, but I feel that doesn't show their best stuff at all, but a good compilation nonetheless.
 

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Compilations are a mixed bag I find, for some bands that I like a little they suffice, if it's a band I'm passionate about then I must have their complete albums, many of the best songs aren't "Hits" at all.;)
 

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