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JUDAS PRIEST 10 BEST TRACKS

After several weeks receiving replies from different specialists around the World, the perfect playlist ’10 Best Tracks by Judas Priest’ is ready. It wasn’t an easy task and of course, many favourite songs were left aside as 10 is a very small number if we consider 18 JP LPs.

10) DISSIDENT AGRESSOR
An old-style British heavy metal anthem. The almost bluesy and bold background gives scope for Rob’s vocal exploration screaming in high pitch and dissonant-noisy solos.
9) LOCHNESS
With 13 minutes and a half is the longest JP song. Featuring a slow and emotive introduction with a very expressive solo the song then develops very heavy and slow riffs. Perhaps one of Halford’s best performances reaching peaks of amazing intensity. A catchy medieval melody works as an anthem-chorus that crowns the song in between the dramatic duelling solos.
8) LIVING AFTER MIDNIGHT
From British Steel, an album with a sound closer to hard rock and very cheesy melodies. Moderate tempo but up-mood, and a great success at the time.
7) HELL PATROL
Another heroic anthem with all the features we may expect in a great JP song: screams, great riffs, double solos and a tight rhythm section that keeps you rockin’ all the way through.
6) TURBO LOVER
A cheesy upbeat song in the best spirit of the 80s. The use of guitar synthesizers was a novelty at the time and an amazing Tipton solo appears with a sudden tempo change. The festivous rhythm and character was a key influence in later heavy metal development -for instance, Megadeth first works.
5) BREAKING THE LAW
One of JP most famous songs, even when is one of the few with no guitar solos. The music video of the song was very famous at the time featuring the band subtracting a British Steel Gold album from the safe of the bank in a violent heavy-metal assault. Present on every JP show since then!
4) A TOUCH OF EVIL
A very emotive song with synthesizers, acoustic guitar interludes, and Robs amazing high pitch vocals. The song also features an amazing solo by Glenn.
3) ELECTRIC EYE
Amazing riffs and energy and featuring one of the best choruses by JP, this song was a great hit at the time and pumped the album Screaming for Vengeance to become one of the most successful in sales for the band.
2) PAINKILLER
Such a great song from the heavy drum fill introduction. The band performs an amazing rhythm section that works as a canvas for Halford’s manic vocals. And this was achieved in a moment of the history without Pro Tools! The song also features probably the best solos of the band.
1) VICTIM OF CHANGES
This song is one of the most important in heavy metal history. It includes amazing work both in vocals and guitars, peak in JPs repertoire.

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