Judas Priest

Info about Judas Priest
Country United Kingdom
Added By Mike
13 years ago
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1974-1976 Rock
1977-2014 Metal
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8.6 x26
English/British Symphonic Technical Non-Prog NWoBHM/Hard Rock
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12 users rate this artist 7.0 or better, two users rate it lower. one user thinks it is prog, three users think it is merely related to prog and four users think that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 195 studio tracks by Judas Priest.
Track durations range from 41s to 13m 29s, averaging at 4m 31s with a standard deviation of 1m 37s.
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Comment by Mike 10 years ago
Judas PriestMyspace.com - Nostradamus 2008
6.5
Symphonic Prog-Related True Metal
The album doesn't really convince me. It is a solid release and I am sure that many Judas Priest fans will enjoy it, but I found it a bit tedious to listen to in one sitting. In my opinion it is not varied enough both harmonically and as far as pace/dynamics are concerned. A possible point of reference would be Kamelot - The Black Halo ... that one is on the fringes of progressiveness, and I think that Nostradamus is at least one "notch" less adventurous. It also lacks the bite and aggression of Painkiller, one of my favorite JP albums ... it even seems a bit "tired" to me.
Review by Time_Signature 10 years ago <Permalink>
Judas PriestMyspace.com - Nostradamus 2008
9.3
Prog-Related Metal
Priest are back with their most progressive effort to date. The Priest sound is still there - and alive and kicking - but bolstered with a symphonic feel that, while atypical for Priest, is slightly reminiscent of old tracks like "Run of the Mill" and "Dreamer Deciever".

Come to think of it, 'Nostradamus' is in part, ignoring the symphonic elements, musically similar to many of their pre-'Turbo' releases, but on he production side it is more reminiscent of 'Turbo' and 'Ram it Down', making extensive use of synthesized guitars. I think this combination of classical Priest with a new symphonic and conceptual feel works very well.

One downside is perhaps the many athmospheric fillers which tend to get a bit annoying. Fortunately, Halford sings on many of them, which makes them interesting to listen to after all. And maybe there's too much reverb on he bass and snare drums, but that seems to fit the epic feel quite well.
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Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
Judas PriestMyspace.com - Metal Works '73-'93 1993, Best Of
8.9
Non-Prog NWoBHM
32 of the best metal songs from the Metal Gods. Sadly, no unreleased tracks on this one.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
Judas PriestMyspace.com - Angel of Retribution 2004
8.2
Non-Prog Power Metal
It is 2004 and all is well with the world. There is a new Judas Priest album, and the vocalist is Rob Halford. Admittedly, this album doesn't have the memories associated with it that the earlier albums do, but it is still a really good album.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
Judas PriestMyspace.com - Demolition 2001
8.0
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
It is hard to get used to Judas Priest with Ripper Owens as their singer, but this album is actual quite decent. Much better than Ripper's debut Jugulator. Tracks like Hell Is Home, Jekyll and Hyde, and Bloodsuckers are actually quite good.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
Judas PriestMyspace.com - 98 Live Meltdown 1998, Live
7.8
Heavy Non-Prog NWoBHM
This is an interesting live album. This is a 2 CD live set of the first tour with Ripper Owens on vocals. It includes 24 songs, including 5 new ones, but includes many songs from all eras of Priest. Quite a good song selection, and Ripper Owens does an honorable job as the lead singer.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
Judas PriestMyspace.com - Jugulator 1997
5.0
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Admittedly, I haven't listened to this album enough to give it a fair shake, but it is too thrashy for my tastes. On occasion, with the screams Ripper Owens sounds a lot like Rob Halford, but on the rest of the album he just sounds like a run of the mill thrash metal singer. Ironically, Rob Halford left the band to pursue a different type of metal, and he became for thrashy too, and quite frankly I don't care all that much for his solo career either.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
Judas PriestMyspace.com - Painkiller 1990
9.3
Heavy Prog-Related Power Metal
This is the final Judas Priest album with Rob Halford on the microphone. It would be 7 years until another Priest album, with a new singer and a thrashier sound. Yet 7 years later, in 2004, Halford will return but by then the Priest were just a distant memory. This album has a bit of everything and I suppose may be their first progressive "metal" album, although it is more metal than progressive. And the Priest still knows how to start off an album with the heavy drum beat of Painkiller. Other highlights include Metal Meltdown and Night Crawler, but again all songs are worth the listen.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
Judas PriestMyspace.com - Ram It Down 1988
7.9
Heavy Non-Prog NWoBHM
Kind of like Turbo, this album is not up to the standards of the best of Priest, but this was released in my senior year in high school and the memories of head banging to this while hanging out with my high school buddies bring a smile to my face. Highlights are Ram It Down, Heavy Metal, Blood Red Skies, and Monsters of Rock. They also do an outstanding cover of Johnny B. Goode which got plenty of MTV air play back in the day.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
Judas PriestMyspace.com - Priest... Live 1987, Live
9.2
Heavy Non-Prog NWoBHM
The Priest's 2nd live album spanning their metal years from Hell Bent for Leather through Turbo. Almost all of the best metal tracks are here and this is an awesome listen. Sadly, I have never seen the Priest live and in person.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
Judas PriestMyspace.com - Turbo 1986
7.4
Non-Prog NWoBHM
In retrospect this album is probably quite a disappointment given the complete awesomeness of their previous albums but it is sort of a guilty pleasure album for me. I was a 16-year old at the time of this release and everyone knows what that is like, and songs like Private Property and Parental Guidance just spoke to me. I remember this album with fond memories.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
Judas PriestMyspace.com - Defenders of the Faith 1984
9.3
Non-Prog NWoBHM
This album just grabs you by the throat with the first notes of Freewill Burning and Eats You Alive to the finally multiply repeated chorus of Defenders of the Faith. What an awesome, awesome album. All tracks are highlights on this one.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
Judas PriestMyspace.com - Screaming for Vengeance 1982
9.5
Non-Prog NWoBHM
British Steel was the album that introduced me to Judas Priest and songs like Breaking the Law and Living After Midnight made me a fan. However, it was this next trio of albums that has made a lifelong fan of the Priest. This was their period of most commerical success which coincided with the popularity of MTV. All songs on this album are awesome, but the highlights are Screaming for Vengeance and of course the megahit You've Got Another Thing Coming.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
Judas PriestMyspace.com - Point of Entry 1981
8.0
Non-Prog NWoBHM
The 7th release from Rob Halford and company is good but not as good as its predecessor or its follow up. Highlights include Heading Out to the Highway and Hot Rockin'. Being the Priest it is hard to complain with the product but it just isn't quite as good as its surroundings might indicate.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
Judas PriestMyspace.com - British Steel 1980
9.8
Non-Prog NWoBHM
This is the best of the best for the Priest and one of the absolute best heavy metal albums ever. British Steel is synonymous with Heavy Metal. Highlights are Breaking the Law, Living After Midnight, and Metal Gods. The only weak spot is United which is kind of a non-metal Anthem.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
Judas PriestMyspace.com - Unleashed In The East 1979, Live
9.0
Prog-Related NWoBHM
The first live Priest album finds them Unleashed In the East performing the best of their earliest songs live in Japan. A highly energetic performance with them in top form. The two guitar assault with Halford's golden pipes are almost as good as it gets.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
Judas PriestMyspace.com - Hell Bent For Leather 1979
9.3
Prog-Related NWoBHM
The fifth album from the Priest is heavy metal excellence. The Priest have "delivered the goods" with this release. Highlights are Delivering the Goods, Hell Bent for Leather, and Running Wild. Also includes a cool cover of Fleetwood Mac's Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown).
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
Judas PriestMyspace.com - Stained Class 1978
8.5
Heavy Non-Prog NWoBHM
Album number 4 from the Priest and the prog tinges are only slightly there. Now it is mostly metal. Highlights include Exciter, Invader, and Beyond the Realms of Death, but again no weak songs from the metal masters.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
Judas PriestMyspace.com - Sin After Sin 1977
8.9
Heavy Prog NWoBHM
The 3rd album from the Priest is still progressively tinged but they are becoming more of a metal band with each album. Highlights are Sinner, and Let Us Prey/Call for the Priest. Also, an enjoyable cover of Joan Baez's Diamonds and Rust.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
Judas PriestMyspace.com - Sad Wings of Destiny 1976
9.3
Heavy Prog NWoBHM/Hard Rock
Album number 2 from the Priest and this is even more progressive and more awesome than Rocka Rolla. Features spectacular songs like Victim of Changes, The Ripper (one of my all-time favorite songs), Tyrant, Genocide, and Epitaph. TO heck with it, all of the tracks are awesome.
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Painkiller 1990
 #1

8.9 x9
English/British Technical Non-Prog Power Metal
British Steel 1980
 #2

8.9 x9
English/British Heavy Non-Prog NWoBHM
Sad Wings of Destiny 1976
 #3

8.9 x9
English/British Experimental Non-Prog Hard Rock/Metal
Screaming for Vengeance 1982
 #4

8.9 x9
English/British Heavy Non-Prog NWoBHM
Stained Class 1978
 #5

9.0 x7
English/British Heavy Non-Prog NWoBHM
Defenders of the Faith 1984
 #6

8.8 x6
English/British Technical Non-Prog NWoBHM
Sin After Sin 1977
 #7

8.8 x6
English/British Heavy Non-Prog NWoBHM
Hell Bent For Leather 1979
 #8

8.8 x5
English/British Heavy Non-Prog NWoBHM
Nostradamus 2008
 #9

7.9 x7
Symphonic Prog-Related True Metal
Rocka Rolla 1974
 #10

8.4 x4
English/British Heavy Prog-Related Hard Rock/NWoBHM
Ram It Down 1988
 #11

7.8 x5
Heavy Non-Prog NWoBHM
Angel of Retribution 2004
 #12

8.3 x4
Non-Prog Power Metal
Jugulator 1997
 #13

7.2 x5
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Point of Entry 1981
 #14

7.8 x5
Heavy Non-Prog NWoBHM
Turbo 1986
 #15

7.9 x3
Non-Prog NWoBHM
Demolition 2001
 #16

8.1 x3
Non-Prog Metal
The Chosen Few 2011
 #17

8.5 x1
Prog-Related Thrash Metal
Redeemer Of Souls 2014
 #18

8.2 x1
Non-Prog Metal
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Battle Cry 2016, Live
 2 years ago
rushfan4
7.8
Non-Prog Metal
Battle Cry 2016, Live
 2 years ago
rushfan4
7.8
Non-Prog Metal
British Steel 1980
 3 years ago
Jozef47
9.1
English/British Heavy Non-Prog Metal
Stained Class 1978
 3 years ago
Jozef47
9.3
English/British Heavy Non-Prog NWoBHM
Painkiller 1990
 3 years ago
Jozef47
9.4
English/British Technical Non-Prog NWoBHM
Screaming for Vengeance 1982
 3 years ago
Jozef47
9.2
English/British Heavy Non-Prog NWoBHM
Hell Bent For Leather 1979
 3 years ago
Jozef47
9.3
English/British Heavy Non-Prog NWoBHM
Sin After Sin 1977
 3 years ago
Jozef47
9.1
English/British Heavy Non-Prog NWoBHM
Redeemer Of Souls 2014
 4 years ago
rushfan4
8.2
Non-Prog Metal
Sad Wings of Destiny 1976
 4 years ago
Jozef47
9.0
English/British Heavy Non-Prog Metal
Redeemer Of Souls 2014
 4 years ago
rushfan4
8.2
Non-Prog Metal
Redeemer Of Souls 2014
 4 years ago
rushfan4
8.2
Non-Prog Metal
Redeemer Of Souls 2014
 4 years ago
rushfan4
8.2
Non-Prog Metal
Redeemer Of Souls 2014
 4 years ago
rushfan4
8.2
Non-Prog Metal
Redeemer Of Souls 2014
 4 years ago
rushfan4
8.2
Non-Prog Metal
Redeemer Of Souls 2014
 4 years ago
rushfan4
8.2
Non-Prog Metal
Redeemer Of Souls 2014
 4 years ago
rushfan4
8.2
Non-Prog Metal
Redeemer Of Souls 2014
 4 years ago
rushfan4
8.2
Non-Prog Metal
Epitaph 2013, DVD
 4 years ago
rushfan4
9.2
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Epitaph 2013, DVD
 5 years ago
rushfan4
9.2
Non-Prog Thrash Metal