JUDAS PRIEST — Sad Wings Of Destiny (review)

JUDAS PRIEST — Sad Wings Of Destiny album cover Album · 1976 · Heavy Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
5/5 ·
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Island of metal domination...

Genre: (progressively inclined) heavy metal

"Sad Wings of Destiny" is one of the most important albums by Judas Priest, and one of the most important metal albums ever.

One of the things that I like about it is how it captures the band's transition from being a band that was influenced by the hard rock scene of its time (especially by Led Zeppelin and progressive rock in general, it seems) to becoming the gods of all out heavy metal.

As with "Rocka Rolla", "Sad Wings of Destiny" is full of progressive stuff, as in "Victim of Changes", the ballady "Dreamer Deceiver", and even the metal masterpiece "The Ripper", while the Queen-esque piano-based "Epitaph" is a bit of an oddity in the corpus of Judas Priet opuses, and "Island of Domination" seems to draw on the syle of Led Zeppelin. Other tracks, like "Deceiver", "Tyrant", "Genocide" and the above-mentioned "The Ripper" are very much precursors of the all out heavy metal style that would make Priest the gods of metal.

An excellent metal album that belongs in any metal collection!
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