Screaming for Vengeance

Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1982 Ratings: #83 / 160
User Score
Based on 215 ratings
1982 Ratings: #52
Liked by 31 people
July 17, 1982 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia, CBS / Label
Heavy Metal / Genres
Tom Allom / Producer
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Screaming For Vengeance is yet another Judas Priest classic, and yet another one of their albums that is always up for debate about being one of the greatest metal albums of all time. Honestly, out of the other classics of theirs that I've heard, this is the first one that I can genuinely see having a case for being a top ten album in the genre.

This album is straight badassery from front-to-back. Right from the instrumental opener, The Hellion, all the way to the vicious closer, Devil's ... read more


I'm not too sure how to feel about this album. I thought it was okay but sounded uninspired and this found me being bored for some of it. The instrumentals are great but the vocals just sounded way too same-sy to other Heavy Metal bands I've heard that are older. If you're just getting into metal or just the sub-genre of Heavy Metal I think that this is a good album to listen to to get started. I'd then recommend bolting over to Black Sabbath and listening up to (and including) Sabotage.


Straight up hard hitting and fun metal but the amazing british metal band and is one of their classic albums which helped them breakthrough.

Track Review

The Hellion 8/10
Electric Eye 9/10
Riding on the Wind 9/10
Bloodstone 9/10
(Take These) Chains 8.5/10
Pain and Pleasure 8.5/10
Screaming For Vengeance 9/10
You're Got Another Thing Coming 8.5/10
Fever 9/10
Devil's Child 9/10

Average: 8.8/10


The Hellion 8/10
Electric Eye 10/10
Riding On The Wind 9/10
Bloodstone 9/10
(Take These) Chains 8/10
Pain And Pleasure 7/10
Screaming For Vengeance 9/10
You've Got Another Thing Comin' 9/10
Fever 8/10
Devil's Child 10/10



It's alright, but it really didn't age well and sounds cheesy asf. A lot of the songs sound very similar and the vocals mostly bring the album down a lot, because I actually like the instrumentals quite a bit.

You've Got Another Thing Comin' still slaps to this day though.

FAV TRACKS: You've Got Another Thing Comin', Electric Eye
LEAST FAV TRACKS: Riding On The Wind


Mediocre: the album

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Track List

  1. The Hellion
  2. Electric Eye
  3. Riding On The Wind
  4. Bloodstone
  5. (Take These) Chains
  6. Pain And Pleasure
  7. Screaming For Vengeance
  8. You've Got Another Thing Comin'
  9. Fever
  10. Devil's Child

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