11 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Judas Priest’s attack, which was fueled by K. K. Downing and Glenn Tipton’s screaming lead guitars, underwent a big makeover on British Steel. Ditching the prog complexities of its predecessors, the album is streamlined and hook-driven, with serrated rockers featuring Rob Halford spitting anti-establishment venom like a street punk (“Breaking the Law”), mechanically hammering anthems with chanted choruses that champion metal mayhem (“Living After Midnight”), and riff-slashers with a cold, chiseled production that helped establish the ’80s heavy metal sound (“Metal Gods”).

EDITORS’ NOTES

Judas Priest’s attack, which was fueled by K. K. Downing and Glenn Tipton’s screaming lead guitars, underwent a big makeover on British Steel. Ditching the prog complexities of its predecessors, the album is streamlined and hook-driven, with serrated rockers featuring Rob Halford spitting anti-establishment venom like a street punk (“Breaking the Law”), mechanically hammering anthems with chanted choruses that champion metal mayhem (“Living After Midnight”), and riff-slashers with a cold, chiseled production that helped establish the ’80s heavy metal sound (“Metal Gods”).

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

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one of the best metal albums ever.

that's all to say.

steviegjdphd ,

Best Priest Studio Record

Call it simple if you like. When this album came out it was the best heavy metal studio record of its time. AC/DC's Back in Black hit near the same time and these two records were awesome at a time there wasn't alot of awesone. Sabbath was in hiatus. Zep was done. This filled a void and was amazing at its time. While Priest is still better in its live albums, this was their peak in the studio.

abcforeverz ,

A Cornerstone of Metal

One of the greatest albums in the genre, which helped to further define it, in one of (if not the best) Judas Priest albums. Love the heavy metal crunch sound the guitars have on this album. The is my favorite Priest album. If you like metal and haven’t heard it, now wouldn’t be a bad time to give this a listen.

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