100% Drop Forged Heavy Duty Heavy Metal
Rock N Rolla | Detroit Rock City, Michigan | 04/29/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Heavy Metal music doesn't get any heavier than this, or better. I have been a fan of this album ever since it's release back in 1984 and it is without a doubt my top favorite Judas Priest album of all time. Upon my first listen to it I was amazed and enthralled by it's high octane and infectious energy. I had never heard anything more powerful come through my speakers at the time, and even upon listening to it today, it is still just as powerful and exciting as it ever was. I am such a huge fan of this album that I even have the poster of the image of the Metallion from the album's front cover hanging on a wall at home. I've read some other reviewers complaints concerning the cheesy lyrics on some of the songs and all I can say about that is, well, that's all part of the fun of it all.
Judas Priest's prior album to this one, Screaming for Vengeance, is a definite masterpiece recording, and Defenders of the Faith continues in that tradition and then some by delivering even more addictive power metal songs and anthems than seems humanly possible. Just sit back and pop this disk in your player and feel the music pummel you into a pulsating pulp with awesome tracks like Freewheel Burning, Jawbreaker, The Sentinel, Some Heads Are Gonna Roll, and Heavy Duty.
By this time in their careers, the mighty team of Glen Tipton, K.K. Downing, Ian Hill, Dave Holland, and Rob Halford, were like a well-oiled precision Metallion music machine and were really at a creative high point during the mid Eighties, and it definitely shows on this album. But to be honest, Judas Priest have hit many high points throughout their career and continue to do some very excellent and amazing music to this very day. In fact, I consider their reunion album Angel of Retribution to be just as good as anything else that they have ever done, but, I digress and shall save that review for another day.
Defenders of the Faith is a definite must-have album in any Hard Rock/Heavy Metal fan's collection and will go down in history as one of the best, if not THE best Heavy Metal album ever recorded, cheesy lyrics and all. "We'll rise inside ya til' the power splits your head. We're gonna Rock you til' your metal hunger's fed. We're Heavy Duty!"
Standout Tracks are: ALL OF THEM."
One of the best ever.
temply123 | kansas, USA | 03/29/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Classic must have for anyone that likes good heavy rock. It is albums like this that make you realize what the difference between the greats and run-of-the-mill bands. It's the difference between NFL teams and small college teams. : )"