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Classic Metal Judas Priest

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Official Website

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Rob Halford
Glenn Tipton
K.K. Downing
Ian Hill
Alan Moore


Albums: (with links to album information)
One of the most influential old school metal bands ever, second in importance only to Black Sabbath, my favorite album from the Priest is Sad Wings of Destiny.



Victim of Changes
 
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Sad Wings is one of my faves, too. I also like British Steel & Stained Class. Painkiller is decent, too.
 

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Probably my all-time favorite metal band!

:headbang:

The only other bands that would even come close would be Dio, Black Sabbath, Metallica and ..... eeesh, I'd have to think long and hard to find anything outside of those three that even comes close.

I'm sure I'll be revisiting this thread many times.
 

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Judas Priest was in town tonight with Saxon and the unofficial cover band that sometimes goes by the name Thin Lizzy (I forget the name they are going under right now, Black Star Riders or something like that)>

I wanted to go SO bad, but couldn't make it to this show for multiple reasons. Sucks because with Glenn no longer able to tour, I'm not sure how long they'll tour together. Time will tell.
 

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Here's a few pictures that have been shamelessly 'borrowed' from people that were at tonight's show in Minneapolis:

JP2.jpg JP4.jpg
JP3.jpg JP1.jpg
JP0b.jpg
 

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One of the most influential old school metal bands ever, second in importance only to Black Sabbath
For many years, I have called Black Sabbath the Grandfathers of metal and in the same breath, referred to Judas Priest as the Godfathers of metal. My opinion is the same as yours in that I firmly believe that the two bands are the most important and influential metal bands of all time.
 

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For many years, I have called Black Sabbath the Grandfathers of metal and in the same breath, referred to Judas Priest as the Godfathers of metal. My opinion is the same as yours in that I firmly believe that the two bands are the most important and influential metal bands of all time.
And sadly...JP isn't in the RRHOF!
 

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Painkiller

has a killer drum intro!
I never really listened to these guys extensively - just a song or two here and there - but I think it's time to take the plunge. Everyone's raving about Firepower, which just came out this year, so I bought that and Painkiller. Here we go! :D

 

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Also, listen to the song posted above "Victim of Changes" as well as the whole Sad Wings of Destiny album. The Priest's early stuff is killer, IMHO!
+1 on listening to Sad Wings Of Destiny...KILLER stuff...especially when you put it into perspective when it was released?!?


Peter Frampton...Fleetwood Mac...Leo Sayer...were running the Top40!


Yea...they belong in the RRHOF. The fact that Bon Jovi made it there before them and they accepted it??? Absurd bullshit.
 

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More JP for the ears....and the soul.

Angel such a beautiful song, one of my favorites. From the 2005 album Angel of Retribution



Beyond the Realms of Death. Another beautiful song that also kicks ass. From the 1978 album Stained Class



Before the Dawn. Rob Halford has such a moving vocal display and the SOLO...OMG! KK Downing slams it out of the park.....From the 1978 album Killing Machine.

 

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All three of those songs are awesome! Most people don't think of JP as being ballady, but they definitely had some good ones. Angel is a fantastic song on an album that is fantastic and rock solid from start to finish.
 

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All three of those songs are awesome! Most people don't think of JP as being ballady, but they definitely had some good ones. Angel is a fantastic song on an album that is fantastic and rock solid from start to finish.

Shhh! No one is suppose to notice that good metal bands make cheesy ballads.....lol
 

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