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Judas Priest - 1974 Rocka Rolla
'Rocka Rolla' is more akin to the blues based denim and greasy hair rock of the day..

Judas Priest - 1976 Sad Wings Of Destiny
Easily one of the crown jewels of Priest's long career. There's a faction out there who would probably claim this to be their greatest album and they wouldn't be far off to be honest..

Judas Priest - 1977 Sin After Sin
Sometimes I feel this album gets lost in the shuffle, mainly because it was a bridge to two different eras of the band. But it's where they were at their most creative, making this a landmark heavy metal album that has rarely been bettered, even by Priest themselves.

Judas Priest - 1978 Killing Machine
'Killing Machine' was released at the tailend of 1978 (Nov), and was a quick-fire follow-up to the 'Stained Class' effort released in February that year.

Judas Priest - 1978 Stained Class
Judas Priest's coming of age truly began with 'Stained Class' despite three timeless previous releases.

Judas Priest - 1979 Unleashed In The East
Along with U.F.O's magnificent 'Strangers In The Night' live album from 1979, you can also add this wee beauty from Britain's premier metallers Judas Priest, as being one of the best live metal albums ever released.

Judas Priest - 1980 British Steel
1980 was a boon year for heavy metal, commencing the 80's decade with an incredible array of albums. However, it was Judas Priest that landed the big fish with 'British Steel', which would anchor the metal movement from this year onward, to what it is now.

Judas Priest - 1981 Point Of Entry
'Point Of Entry' is not the immediate HM follow-up that everyone was expecting. Instead, the album had been deemed to be too experimental in some quarters, too slick and polished in others.

Judas Priest - 1982 Screaming For Vengeance
1982 was the year that Judas Priest become one of the top dogs on the heavy metal stage, and would influence a generation of metallers to come..

Judas Priest - 1982 Screaming For Vengeance (review #2)
While Priest had broken through with 1980's 'British Steel', it was this album which arguably put them into the metal stratosphere, where they have remained ever since (give or take the 'Ripper' Owens years).

Judas Priest - 1984 Defenders Of The Faith
The start to new years 1984 kicked off with the very early release of 'Defenders Of The Faith', perhaps the heaviest album the band had released up to that point in time, and what an album it was!

Judas Priest - 1986 Turbo
Of all the Judas Priest discography, this is perhaps the least played album I have. 'Turbo' is not totally removed from the aural bombast from their previous two albums, but if fans were looking for an extension to the HM staples of 'Screaming For Vengeance' and 'Defenders Of The Faith', then they would be hugely disappointed.

Judas Priest - 1988 Ram It Down
In 1986 Priest found themselves caught up in synth mania as that years 'Turbo' appalled fans with its slick use of the instrument accompanied by music that teetered on hard rock. It wasn't what Priest were really about though, and 1988's 'Ram It Down' was an obvious return to a heavier sound.

Judas Priest - 1990 Painkiller
In a few words, if this record is not a part of your collection yet, you should obtain it at once, as it represents a memorial of the hard melodic metal scene that can hardly be repeated.

Judas Priest - 1997 Jugulator
Having overdosed on this some 16 years ago this was my first foray into 'Jugulator' for some time. It was more challenging to endure than I expected..

Judas Priest - 2001 Demolition
'Demolition' was released in 2001, but in that time it's become more forgotten than Glenn Tipton's 'Baptizm Of Fire' solo effort from 1997. It didn't help that four years had passed since 'Jugulator' (Priest's comeback after Rob Halford quit in 1992), an album lovably cornball, but missing some of the charm of the Halford years.

Judas Priest - 2005 Angel Of Retribution
The big boys of metal return in 2005 with halycon vocalist Rob Halford at the helm.

Judas Priest - 2008 Nostradamus
A lot to digest and it took repeated listenings for me to form a proper opinion of this without being overly critical. The odd exception aside, I just don't know if it's what metal fans really want from Priest.

Judas Priest - 2014 Redeemer Of Souls
A mixed bag of results for Priest and an album which is a fine comeback, but isn't the heavy affair it really needed to be.

Judas Priest - 2016 Battle Cry (Live)
No stranger to the world of redundant live albums are Judas Priest and in another stopgap move they've unveiled a live set from their August 2015 gig at the Wacken Festival.

Judas Priest - 2018 Firepower
Here is Gdazegod's review of the new JP album 'Firepower'.


Judas Priest - 2018 Firepower
Here is Dangerzone's review of the new JP album 'Firepower'. It just so happened that two reviews of the same album were being written up at the same time.