JUDAS PRIEST — Unleashed In The East (review)

JUDAS PRIEST — Unleashed In The East album cover Live album · 1979 · Heavy Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4/5 ·
RuneWalsh2112
The first official live album from Judas Priest is a real spectacle for fans of the band's early years.

It's a pity that it has received so much backlash over the years due to the overdubs that were added before the release. I've never cared much for the whole overdubs issue in general as long as it enhances my music experience without over-glorifying the band in question. When it comes to Rob Halford, we all knew that the man could sing so why should his work suffer when it was allegedly ruined in the original recording. At least the man did his best to replicate the live style of his performance here!

Unlike the later reissues of the album, the original version of the LP only featured two tracks off the band's latest release "Killing Machine" and instead concentrated on the second album "Sad Wings Of Destiny". This is definitely the version I enjoy the most since their latest album was never a favorite of mine.

Everyone who enjoys the pre-"British Steel" heavy metal sound of Judas Priest should give this one a go but, due to the high popularity of this release, chances are you already have!

***** star songs: Exciter (5:38) Diamonds And Rust (3:33)

**** star songs: Running Wild (2:52) Sinner (7:32) The Ripper (2:41) Victim Of Changes (7:11) Genocide (7:21) Tyrant (4:41)

*** star songs: The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown) (3:18)
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