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Judas Priest (Official Thread)

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  1. LG

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    http://judaspriest.com/
    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/Hell 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 "Hell 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
    Hell 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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    Re: Judas Priest

    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 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.

    Tyrant.



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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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    Re: Judas Priest

    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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