JUDAS PRIEST

Heavy Metal / Power Metal / Groove Metal / Hard Rock • United Kingdom
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Judas Priest is a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1969. Known for twin lead guitars, a wide operatic vocal style, and for introducing the S&M leather-and-studs look into heavy metal, they have sold over 50 million albums worldwide. After an early career as a secondary act dogged by unsympathetic producers and line-up changes, the band found considerable commercial success in the 1980s. In 1989, they were named as defendants in an unsuccessful lawsuit alleging that subliminal messages on their albums had caused the suicide attempts of two young men. The band's membership has seen much turnover, including a revolving cast of drummers in the 1970s, and the temporary departure of singer Rob Halford in the early 1990s. The current line-up consists of lead vocalist Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis. The band's best-selling album is 1982's Screaming read more...
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JUDAS PRIEST Discography

JUDAS PRIEST albums / top albums

JUDAS PRIEST Rocka Rolla album cover 3.52 | 86 ratings
Rocka Rolla
Hard Rock 1974
JUDAS PRIEST Sad Wings Of Destiny album cover 4.46 | 150 ratings
Sad Wings Of Destiny
Heavy Metal 1976
JUDAS PRIEST Sin After Sin album cover 3.92 | 106 ratings
Sin After Sin
Heavy Metal 1977
JUDAS PRIEST Stained Class album cover 4.10 | 112 ratings
Stained Class
Heavy Metal 1978
JUDAS PRIEST Killing Machine album cover 3.88 | 89 ratings
Killing Machine
Heavy Metal 1978
JUDAS PRIEST British Steel album cover 3.96 | 111 ratings
British Steel
Heavy Metal 1980
JUDAS PRIEST Point Of Entry album cover 2.89 | 76 ratings
Point Of Entry
Heavy Metal 1981
JUDAS PRIEST Screaming For Vengeance album cover 4.17 | 115 ratings
Screaming For Vengeance
Heavy Metal 1982
JUDAS PRIEST Defenders Of The Faith album cover 4.02 | 98 ratings
Defenders Of The Faith
Heavy Metal 1984
JUDAS PRIEST Turbo album cover 3.00 | 77 ratings
Turbo
Heavy Metal 1986
JUDAS PRIEST Ram It Down album cover 3.28 | 72 ratings
Ram It Down
Heavy Metal 1988
JUDAS PRIEST Painkiller album cover 4.48 | 125 ratings
Painkiller
Power Metal 1990
JUDAS PRIEST Jugulator album cover 3.27 | 54 ratings
Jugulator
Groove Metal 1997
JUDAS PRIEST Demolition album cover 2.77 | 40 ratings
Demolition
Heavy Metal 2001
JUDAS PRIEST Angel Of Retribution album cover 3.71 | 67 ratings
Angel Of Retribution
Heavy Metal 2005
JUDAS PRIEST Nostradamus album cover 3.25 | 68 ratings
Nostradamus
Heavy Metal 2008
JUDAS PRIEST Redeemer Of Souls album cover 3.64 | 32 ratings
Redeemer Of Souls
Heavy Metal 2014
JUDAS PRIEST Firepower album cover 4.06 | 23 ratings
Firepower
Heavy Metal 2018

JUDAS PRIEST EPs & splits

JUDAS PRIEST live albums

JUDAS PRIEST Unleashed In The East album cover 4.21 | 51 ratings
Unleashed In The East
Heavy Metal 1979
JUDAS PRIEST Priest... Live! album cover 4.05 | 28 ratings
Priest... Live!
Heavy Metal 1987
JUDAS PRIEST '98 Live Meltdown album cover 3.50 | 13 ratings
'98 Live Meltdown
Heavy Metal 1998
JUDAS PRIEST Live In London album cover 3.50 | 5 ratings
Live In London
Heavy Metal 2003
JUDAS PRIEST A Touch Of Evil album cover 3.61 | 9 ratings
A Touch Of Evil
Heavy Metal 2009
JUDAS PRIEST Battle Cry album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
Battle Cry
Heavy Metal 2016

JUDAS PRIEST demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

JUDAS PRIEST re-issues & compilations

JUDAS PRIEST The Best Of Judas Priest album cover 4.33 | 3 ratings
The Best Of Judas Priest
Heavy Metal 1978
JUDAS PRIEST Hero, Hero album cover 4.05 | 6 ratings
Hero, Hero
Heavy Metal 1981
JUDAS PRIEST Metal Works '73-'93 album cover 4.59 | 13 ratings
Metal Works '73-'93
Heavy Metal 1993
JUDAS PRIEST Prisoners Of Pain album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Prisoners Of Pain
Heavy Metal 1996
JUDAS PRIEST The Beast Of album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Beast Of
Heavy Metal 1996
JUDAS PRIEST The Best Of Judas Priest: Living After Midnight album cover 4.67 | 3 ratings
The Best Of Judas Priest: Living After Midnight
Heavy Metal 1997
JUDAS PRIEST Priest Live & Rare album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Priest Live & Rare
Heavy Metal 1998
JUDAS PRIEST Simply The Best album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Simply The Best
Heavy Metal 1999
JUDAS PRIEST Genocide album cover 5.00 | 2 ratings
Genocide
Heavy Metal 2000
JUDAS PRIEST The Re-Masters album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Re-Masters
Heavy Metal 2001
JUDAS PRIEST Deliverin' The Goods album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Deliverin' The Goods
Heavy Metal 2002
JUDAS PRIEST Secrets From The Vault album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Secrets From The Vault
Heavy Metal 2002
JUDAS PRIEST Metalogy album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
Metalogy
Heavy Metal 2004
JUDAS PRIEST The Essential Judas Priest album cover 4.33 | 6 ratings
The Essential Judas Priest
Heavy Metal 2006
JUDAS PRIEST Collections album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Collections
Heavy Metal 2008
JUDAS PRIEST Playlist: The Very Best Of Judas Priest album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Playlist: The Very Best Of Judas Priest
Heavy Metal 2008
JUDAS PRIEST Setlist: The Very Best Of Judas Priest album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Setlist: The Very Best Of Judas Priest
Heavy Metal 2010
JUDAS PRIEST The Music Of Judas Priest album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Music Of Judas Priest
Heavy Metal 2010
JUDAS PRIEST The Chosen Few album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
The Chosen Few
Heavy Metal 2011
JUDAS PRIEST Single Cuts album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Single Cuts
Heavy Metal 2011
JUDAS PRIEST The Complete Albums Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Albums Collection
Heavy Metal 2012

JUDAS PRIEST singles (37)

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3.12 | 4 ratings
Rocka Rolla
Hard Rock 1974
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4.00 | 3 ratings
Tyrant
Heavy Metal 1976
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4.00 | 3 ratings
The Ripper
Heavy Metal 1976
.. Album Cover
4.00 | 3 ratings
Diamonds And Rust
Heavy Metal 1977
.. Album Cover
4.25 | 4 ratings
Dissident Aggressor
Heavy Metal 1977
.. Album Cover
4.00 | 3 ratings
Better By You, Better By Me
Heavy Metal 1978
.. Album Cover
3.50 | 2 ratings
Evening Star
Heavy Metal 1978
.. Album Cover
3.83 | 3 ratings
Before The Dawn
Heavy Metal 1978
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Take On The World
Heavy Metal 1979
.. Album Cover
3.50 | 2 ratings
Rock Forever
Heavy Metal 1979
.. Album Cover
3.33 | 3 ratings
Living After Midnight
Heavy Metal 1980
.. Album Cover
3.50 | 2 ratings
Breaking The Law
Heavy Metal 1980
.. Album Cover
3.83 | 3 ratings
United
Heavy Metal 1980
.. Album Cover
3.50 | 2 ratings
Don’t Go
Heavy Metal 1981
.. Album Cover
3.50 | 2 ratings
Hot Rockin'
Heavy Metal 1981
.. Album Cover
3.50 | 2 ratings
Heading Out To The Highway
Heavy Metal 1981
.. Album Cover
4.00 | 4 ratings
You've Got Another Thing Comin'
Heavy Metal 1982
.. Album Cover
4.00 | 3 ratings
(Take These) Chains
Heavy Metal 1982
.. Album Cover
4.00 | 4 ratings
Freewheel Burning
Heavy Metal 1983
.. Album Cover
3.67 | 3 ratings
Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
Heavy Metal 1984
.. Album Cover
3.83 | 3 ratings
Love Bites
Heavy Metal 1984
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3.00 | 2 ratings
Locked In
Heavy Metal 1986
.. Album Cover
4.00 | 3 ratings
Turbo Lover
Heavy Metal 1986
.. Album Cover
3.17 | 3 ratings
Parental Guidance
Heavy Metal 1986
.. Album Cover
3.88 | 4 ratings
Ram It Down / Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal 1988
.. Album Cover
2.90 | 5 ratings
Johnny B. Goode
Heavy Metal 1988
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3.83 | 3 ratings
A Touch Of Evil
Power Metal 1990
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4.00 | 3 ratings
Painkiller
Power Metal 1990
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3.67 | 3 ratings
Night Crawler
Power Metal 1993
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Burn In Hell
Groove Metal 1997
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Bullet Train
Groove Metal 1998
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Machine Man
Heavy Metal 2001
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Revolution
Heavy Metal 2005
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3.25 | 2 ratings
Worth Fighting For
Heavy Metal 2005
.. Album Cover
3.50 | 2 ratings
Visions
Heavy Metal 2008
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2.00 | 1 ratings
War
Heavy Metal 2008
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3.50 | 3 ratings
Redeemer of Souls
Heavy Metal 2014

JUDAS PRIEST movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

.. Album Cover
4.25 | 2 ratings
Judas Priest Live
Heavy Metal 1983
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Fuel For Life
Heavy Metal 1986
.. Album Cover
4.00 | 1 ratings
Priest...Live!
Heavy Metal 1987
.. Album Cover
4.50 | 1 ratings
Metal Works '73-'93
Heavy Metal 1993
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Painkiller
Heavy Metal 1993
.. Album Cover
4.00 | 1 ratings
British Steel
Heavy Metal 2001
.. Album Cover
3.50 | 1 ratings
Live In London
Heavy Metal 2002
.. Album Cover
4.00 | 1 ratings
Electric Eye
Heavy Metal 2003
.. Album Cover
4.12 | 13 ratings
Rising In The East
Heavy Metal 2005
.. Album Cover
4.73 | 11 ratings
Live Vengeance '82
Heavy Metal 2006
.. Album Cover
3.00 | 1 ratings
Epitaph
Heavy Metal 2013

JUDAS PRIEST Reviews

JUDAS PRIEST Sin After Sin

Album · 1977 · Heavy Metal
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Probably my favorite 70's Priest album, maybe because in parts it reminds me of Rush's Caress of Steel. The energetic fun heavy metal is at its most energetic and fun with the likes of Starbreaker and Dissident Aggressor, and the summer introspection anthem Last Rose of Summer is the Priest equivalent of Rush's Lakeside Park with its laidback rock perfection. Raw Deal is pure swagger in the vein of their later Killing Machine album. Their heavy metal version of Diamonds and Rust is beautiful and one of the best cover songs out there so much that more people know it as a Priest song than a Joan Baez one, and Here Comes the Tears is intensely and emotionally powerful with one of Halford's absolute finest and touching vocal performances.

JUDAS PRIEST Sin After Sin

Album · 1977 · Heavy Metal
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SilentScream213
Finally breaking the mold. Though most disagree, this album trumps everything else Priest did in the 70’s and 80’s in my opinion. The first traces of speed and power metal show up in pummeling tracks like Starbreaker and Let Us Prey. The meanest, heaviest riffs ever put to record are shown off in closer Dissident Aggressor. And that cover of Diamonds and Rust is absolutely flawless, it remains my favorite Priest song.

Rob’s vocals are more aggressive than they have ever been and ever would be until the landmark Painkiller release, and they are indicative of the raw power of this record. Underrated and never given the credit it deserves as a game changing release for the band as well as the entire genre of Metal.

JUDAS PRIEST Killing Machine

Album · 1978 · Heavy Metal
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Unitron
Deliverin' the Goods!

I don't think I've heard another metal album that simultaneously stomps, speeds, and swaggers as much as Judas Priest's Killing Machine. It's a perfect balance of funky blues metal that gets the body movin' like a Daft Punk house banger, and rapid biker anthems like the famous Hell Bent for Leather.

Opener Delivering the Goods, Burnin' Up, the title track, and closer Evil Fantasies all have the bluesy stomp and swagger with some serious fun attitude. The aforementioned Hell Bent for Leather and Running Wild are fast and powerful, bringing imagery of racing on the open roads. The album also shows the first of Judas Priest's fist throwing anthems, in Take on the World, the title says it all.

If it's a classic Judas Priest album, there's always fun to be had.

JUDAS PRIEST Screaming For Vengeance

Album · 1982 · Heavy Metal
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Judas Priest has so many albums that are among my favorites, and even a couple that are so closely tied with this, but Screaming for Vengeance always comes back to me as their absolute best. It defines 80's heavy metal like no other, the huge drums, blazing riffs, and the vocal siren of Rob Halford who has always and still to this day been the best at both melody and screams. The Hellion/Electric Eye is one of the most classic album openers, and the whole flow of the album from song to song is flawless.

Riding on the Wind suits its title well, Bloodstone has such a great hook, Take These Chains is a great ballad to briefly slow things down. You get Pain and Pleasure before being graced with the spitfire intensity of the title track. You've Got Another Thing Comin' is a hit everyone knows, followed by another slower-paced song with Fever before finally closing with another great hook with Devil's Child. This is what heavy metal's all about.

JUDAS PRIEST Rocka Rolla

Album · 1974 · Hard Rock
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The Crow
Curious debut of the great Judas Priest!

Here they typical sound of the band was not really developed, and they showed their influences which move from Black Sabbath to Deep Purple, among other symphonic rock and prog-rock acts.

The result is an eclectic and diverse collection of songs with some fine tracks (Never Satisfied, Run of the Mill, Rocka Rolla) with some big mistakes (the boring suite Winter, the strange Dying to Meet You), but far of the characteristic sound that would make them big in 1976 with Sad Wings of Destiny.

Best Tracks: Never Satisfied, Run of the Mill, Rocka Rolla.

My rating: ***

JUDAS PRIEST Movies Reviews

JUDAS PRIEST Rising In The East

Movie · 2005 · Heavy Metal
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Kingcrimsonprog
Opening with the classic double punch of `The Hellion/Electric Eye,’ you know that this concert is going to be good.

The band do their best to mix a diverse career spanning set list with playing all their biggest hits and do a pretty successful job, managing to cover a full five songs from their then new `Angel of Retribution,’ album with their big hits like `Breaking the Law,’ `Living After Midnight,’ and `You’ve Got Another Thing Coming,’ while still playing at least one song from their less famous `Point of Entry,’ `Turbo,’ and `Ram It Down,’ albums.

Musically, the band are on fire, with impressive guitar soloing, energetic on stage performances and drummer Scott Travis playing songs harder, with confidence and authority that makes them sound that much heavier and tighter. The band are playing on a fairly large stage with elaborate set pieces, risers and of course, the famous motorcycle.

Some fans have made a lot of complaints about Rob Halford’s performance here, but with the sole exception of the vocals on the track `Painkiller,’ (which, as it happens has impossibly difficult vocals to begin with) I think these complaints are pretty off the mark.

If you need proof that Rob can still reach those high notes see the `You’re Possessing Me,’ scream in `A Touch of Evil’ or indeed the entire performance of the fast and high pitched `Riding on the Wind.’

Furthermore Rob’s whole on-stage attitude is a winner, seeming genuinely pleased each and every time the crowd gets a sing along moment correct, adding little Robotic Walk gestures to `Metal Gods,’ and generally looking like he’s giving it his all, to the point where he is sweating and red in the face, not because he can’t hack it, but rather because he’s giving it his very all.

Even if you do for some reason take exception with Rob, there is simply no denying the performances of Glen, Scott, Ian and Mr. Downing who all blast away like a well oiled machine, but with the energy of a much younger band.

In terms of camera, editing, sound and mix there really isn’t anything to complain about, everything is handled well and the whole package is as slick and professional as you would hope for from a band of their size.

Overall this is a great looking and great sounding DVD from Judas Priest and that alone should have you interested, add to that an interesting set list and dismiss the complaints about Rob and you should find `Rising In The East,’ a really worthy addition to your collection.

JUDAS PRIEST Shouts

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aglasshouse wrote:
more than 2 years ago
I got The Best Of Judas Priest (1978) the other day, I'm loving it.
Psydye wrote:
more than 2 years ago
JP for life!
adg211288 wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Can't believe it look me so long to check these guys out. A favourite now, definitely.
666sharon666 wrote:
more than 2 years ago
It is good to see Painkiller correctly tagged here. Probably about the only site that does.

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