Screaming for Vengeance Reviews
Judas Priest released a hot streak of classic album releases between the years 1976 and 1982 which secured their place in the Heavy Metal history books. "Screaming For Vengeance" was the best of the bunch to me, probably largely due to the fact that it's release coincided with the time that I left school and started to experience the freedom of the grown-up world. Opening the album is the classic pairing of "The Hellion"/"Electric Eye". Unbeatable as a live show opener, and featuring a killer guitar solo by Glenn Tipton. "Electric Eye" then leads seamlessly into "Riding On the Wind". Listening to the guitar trade off in this song, you can hear an incredible difference between Glenn and K.K.'s guitars. Both are on top form, creating a truly unique and great listening experience. "Bloodstone", "Take These Chains", "Fever", and the title track, which features another fantastic dual guitar solo, are all equally excellent songs. Widely different from one another, but all fully representative of the Priest sound. A classic album which Priest never bettered in my opinion. Although their 2005 comeback album "Angel Of Retribution" does come temptingly close.
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