JUDAS PRIEST — Killing Machine (review)

JUDAS PRIEST — Killing Machine album cover Album · 1978 · Heavy Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4.5/5 ·
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Extremely underrated. This JP album is one of their mid era albums, which I think was their greatest period,full of masterpieces, true hymns to the real metal.Including this one. I really don't understand why it's so underrated here in MMA.It has everything that a typical JP album has: great melodies, killer solos, unbelievable vocal performances by the metal god Rob Halford, my favorite metal singer. The album starts with "Delivering the Goods", very interesting and really different from the bands style, with a pretty good riff. Not the best song though.

"Rock Foverer" is a metal masterpiece, with a killer riff, and Halford's vocals are amazing. Nothing else about this one.

"Evening Star" is a surprisingly beautiful ballad, despite it apparently might sound a little obvious and banal. But I love it.

"Hell Bent For Leather" is easily my favorite song on this album. I'm very affectionate to this piece, it was one of my first JP songs that I listened to. Very underrated.

"Take On The World" is another great song, sounding like a true hymn to freedom and music. Very similar to "United", from British Steel.

"Burning Up" has a great riff, too bad I never really listened in my early days, so I'm not so affectioned to it. Still a great song.

"The Green Manalishi" is another masterpiece, one of the best of the album. The riff has surely gone down to history, thanks to it's sensuality and rock and roll influence. Fantastic.

"Killing Machine" is a very underrated song. Yep, once again another masterpiece. It has an unbelievably catchy rhythm, and an amazing riff. Don't understand why it was never a huge song.

"Running Wild", another great hymn, highly acclaimed by metal fans, including me. Very catchy, with a great riff.

"Before The Dawn" is the second ballad of the album. Not as good as Evening Star, but still very touching and pretty sounding.

"Evil Fantasies" is the weakest song of the album, it actually kind of annoys me, don;t know why.

But to sum up, the album is a fantastic album, for every metal fan.

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