JUDAS PRIEST — Defenders Of The Faith (review)

JUDAS PRIEST — Defenders Of The Faith album cover Album · 1984 · Heavy Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4.5/5 ·
666sharon666
I've stated before in my reviews for the previous Judas Priest albums, I think their 80's work is really quite patchy. For me this is a time when the band produced a couple of lesser records (Point of Entry and Turbo) accompanied by generally strong but overall unremarkable albums. Their ninth release Defenders of the Faith from 1984 is no exception, but in my opinion this one is the best of the 80's work.

Most fans seem to prefer the previous Screaming for Vengeance over Defenders of the Faith and I guess I can see why, as it does have a few songs that greatly eclipse anything present on Defenders of the Faith but by virtue of being more consistent I prefer this album. In my opinion Judas Priest were leaning into speed metal territory a bit with this one but it's mostly a heavy metal album with plenty of energy. The tracks Freewheel Burning (most Judas Priest records have hell of an opener) and Eat Me Alive are my personal favourites. To balance though I'm not so fond of the last two tracks Heavy Duty and the title track (though it is little more than an outro piece) but the first eight tracks are in my opinion the most consistent material Judas Priest did in the 80's.

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Unitron wrote:
more than 2 years ago
I agree this is a really good album, but I'm one of the people who personally prefers 'Screaming for Vengeance'
siLLy puPPy wrote:
more than 2 years ago
I totally agree. This is one of the few PRIEST albums where i like every track

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