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Judas Priest - True Metal Gods!
on 17 March 2004
This album defines British Heavy Metal. There isn't a weak song in sight. Glenn and K.K.'s guitar playing is flawless throughout, their solos mind-blowing in both precision and power. Check out the solos to 'Love Bites' and 'Freewheel Burning' for examples of the perfect heavy metal twin-guitar assault as pioneered by Judas Priest. As for vocals, there's not a lot you can say about Rob Halford, except that he is the one and only Metal God.
Every metal fan should own this album. Young bands should listen to 'Defenders of the Faith' as the blueprint for heavy metal performed as it should be: anthemic choruses; beautiful melodies; wall-crumbling riffs; stratospheric vocals; tight rhythm section; synergy between band members; alternating pace. If you don't have a copy, get one now.
Play it loud.