10) ROCK FOREVER
A rock song about how much rock rules. A middle ground between hard rock and electric blues, with glam sparks -choirlike choruses that remind us to Queen- and double driven solos to rock it out!
One of the first anthems by Priest! The sound and spirit showed the direction of the band musical pursuit in albums to come.
8) DELIVERING THE GOODS
A riff that helped to develop the heavy music in generations to come. Quite advanced for the time being, the song features a fresh guitar work with a powerful hard-rock sound. It also counts with a great drum solo towards the end by former drummer Les Binks.
7) THE SENTINEL
Such a powerful song, famous among the fans due to the intense solos played mainly with tapping technique and with several duo-interventions. In the interlude we may find an unusual sound on JP music: hardly processed guitars with tremolo and a lot of feedback and vocals processed too, making Rob sound like a creature of the abyss.
6) SCREAMING FOR VENGEANCE
A parcel of manic energy to your ears. The song doesn’t give you a break as the heavy metal flow never stops. A very interesting sequence of chords leads to a powerful interlude. Duelling guitars and violent screams appear all the way through like cars passing by as you ride your motorbike in the highway.
5) YOU’VE GOT ANOTHER THING COMING
The most successful track from Screaming for Vengeance, unexpected fact! The piece was a last-minute addition to the album, and no one in the band was expecting it to become a hit. The festive 80s hard rock sound keeps you dancing all the song, and the simple but efficient melodies keep you singing and repeating the chorus the rest of the day!
According to setlist.fm it’s the 6th song most played by JP ever.1
After KK departure no one knew what to expect about Priest’s new recordings. It could have been the end of the beast! But Dragonaut, the first song with the new line-up, really smashed it, showing a mature sound, a catchy chorus, a lot of power, epic energy and, overall, top guitar performances by Glenn and the new boy Faulkner.
When the band released Reckless the World was still not ready for it. Turbo is probably the recording that divides the waters the most as it had a lot of experimentation and new recording techniques such as the synthesizer-guitars and novel pedalboards. The album also showed a change of mood that fans both hated and loved at the time, and Reckless is the true synthesis of the product. It combines all the passionate emotion of a power ballad with all the rocking energy of the 80s.
2) DREAMER DECEIVER
One of the songs with the perfect balance between lyrics and music. The instrumentation and vocal rendition are outstanding in this power ballad -one of the very first ones on Earth- with an amazing solo to crown the sorrow.
1) THE RIPPER
Featuring sinister guitar licks, glam choir vocals, irregular unexpected rhythm cuts and a raw powerful sound, the song is one of JP most famous tracks ever. And everything happens in less than 3 minutes!
Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens got his nickname after performing the song on the audition that gave him JP vocalist position! 2