This 1982 Columbia Records release was Judas Priests Best album. The first riff is a very short segway, 'Helion', that mashes into 'Electric Eye' as if the two were one. Judas Priest was definately one of the bands, if not the Band of the 80's. Since I am such a hard rocker, it is my belief that this is a valuable gem.
The rebel flys in the next track, that winged warrior of destruction, in 'Riding On The Wind'. This song took them to the top of the high. The #4 song is ' Bloodstone', which also is a great one. I like every song on this album/cd. Two more songs ride the list before we hit the title track of the release. Fifth up is '(Take These) Chains', an excellent rockers ballad that will get you cranking up the volume. 'Pain And Pleasure 'follows. Let me tell you about this song on a different note. The title explains itself, but back when I was 16, this album was a major hit. My buddy had his head phones on listening to this song, and my brother was flashing a bic lighter behind his head. You guessed it. My friends hair caught fire and in an instant we all slapped him up pretty good to put the fire out. This song was what we could hear him listening to...I will never forget it!
The feature song is 'Screaming For Vengeance', a great guitar, drum, and all -out- mixed riff of delightful skills portrayed on the instruments that made rock-n-roll what it is today. Glenn Tippton, and K.K. Downing know how to play side by side in any piece, but this is awesome. 'You've Got Another Thing Comin' is fast after at #8. Another great hit, this is definately one of tthe bands best hits of the 80's. 'Fever' and 'Devils Child' finish off the original release.
Two new additions accompany the original that you will enjoy on the remastered copies. One is 'Devils Child (LIVE)' which was recorded from the 1982 World Vengeance Tour. This is the #12, but the #11 is a beautiful previously unreleased song called 'Prisoner Of Your Eyes', which is really one of the bands best. It was recorded in 1985.
No other band could play this style of music, except maybe Accept. That is another day, another review. Get the JUDAS PRIEST: ' Screaming For Vengeance' album/cd today! What are you wating for?