JUDAS PRIEST — Killing Machine (review)

JUDAS PRIEST — Killing Machine album cover Album · 1978 · Heavy Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
5/5 ·
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.
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