Remembering Judas Priest's best songs and great music videos
Group Judas Priest burst onto the rock and roll scene in 1974 with her debut album "Rocka Rolla.". Throughout the decade the band would release a steady stream of records, each of them topped the charts with varying degrees of success. But with each new record it was evident that the band matured, strengthened in the heavy metal scene... Popularity, fans and quality sound put Priest, in the end, on a par with such monsters of the genre as Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden!
With the advent of the '80s, the band quadrupled its audience with the release of the album "British Steel."! The explosive hits "Breaking The Law" and "Living After Midnight" served as inspiration for many of the metal bands that rose to fame at the time. Judas Priest recorded tirelessly throughout their career, and have continued to do so even today, when many of their fellow contemporaries have grown cold to the studio! That said, Priest have carried their best traditions through the years, and time has shown that their early singles deserve to be called classics of the genre. It can't help but be fascinating. Today we decided to look back at some of the most iconic songs of this amazing and rumbling band, which continue to be loved as fervently as they were 40 years ago!
"Breaking The Law
A track we've already had a chance to mention. It's a timeless Classics both Priest and heavy metal in general. It's a great song, very unpretentious lyrically, but very dynamic and sticky melodically.
For the recording of "Breaking The Law," the band I used to break milk bottles. and took part in the filming of a music video that could easily get the title "the most absurd. In it, the participants commit an attack on a bank, and to be on the safe side, they arm themselves with guitars. Personally, we think the clip is funny and even funny, but the members of the "metal band" themselves were not happy with the work. According to them, this is the most ridiculouswhat they had to do...
Another widely known Judas Priest gemthat everyone will recognize. "Turbo Lover. The album "Turbo", which many dubbed the worst record of the band's career, was a worthy adornment. Even the loyal fans were not imbued with this record, which made it a big failure.
It's all about the sound Priest brought to 1986's "Turbo". electronics and synthesizersThis angered some loyal fans, who could hardly expect such a thing from their "thundering idols". As a result, the band was called "ZZ Top for the Poor.".
It's probably toughest track Judas Priest has ever recorded.
"Painkiller." The album of the same name from the early '90s, which gave the band back its good name and the recognition of its fans after its unsuccessful experiments with trendy synthesizer sound, was a worthy decoration.
"Victim of Changes"
Early albums Judas Priest contained an eclectic mix of styles. Egregious rockers were juxtaposed with acoustic ballads, weirdly quirky covers and ambitious multi-part epics inspired by both Black Sabbath and Queen. As for "Victim of Changes", this song from the second album, 1976's "Sad Wings of Destiny," is one of the best epic compositions still appearing in the band's live shows decades later.
The final part shows suggestive cries in falsetto Rob Halford! Indisputable: his voice is as leading an instrument as the twin guitars of Glenn Tipton and Kenneth "K.K." Downing.
"Heading Out to the Highway."
If you like The aesthetics of '80s music videos years, then "Heading Out to the Highway." will be a pleasant bonus for you not only from a melodic point of view, but also from a visual point of view.
Atmospheric and quirky in its own way, this video takes us briefly back in time Priest's heyday.
"Living After Midnight."
"Living After Midnight." was the first single from the legendary album "British Steel." - the first Priest in his career to be certified gold in the United States!
The song has become so iconicthat it has since been performed by many artists, from Alice Cooper and Disturbed to L.A. Guns!
After listening to this incredible track from 1984, it's hard to say that Judas Priest was a weak band in heavy metal. By the way: the mentioned time period was truly magically, full of hit albums. Between 1983 and 1984 There was clearly something going on in the universe... It was an impressive year for music. That's another story, though.
And although "The Sentinel." was never released as an official single, it endured test of timeThe track is a fan favorite and the hallmark of Judas Priest's live performances. The track shows such powerful features as epic introduction, powerful riffs, brilliant solos... It seems that the audience had no chance to "pass" by it.
And lastly 3 gorgeous thingsthat will cheer anyone up!