AOTY 2020

Screaming for Vengeance

Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1982 Ratings: #51 / 137
User Score
Based on 115 ratings
1982 Ratings: #19
Liked by 2 people
July 17, 1982 / Release Date
LP / Format
Heavy Metal / Genres
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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
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
Screaming For Vengeance was my first impression of Judas Priest, and while I was expecting something a lot heavier, I was still left quite satisfied with the incredible guitar work and dynamic songwriting. This really is a metal classic.
Blood pumping album from start to finish and one of Priests best albums.
Screaming for Vengeance sees Priest deliver possibly the best album of their career, striking a perfect balance between heavy metal riffs and solos and catchy and infectious hooks and song structures. For me, this album represents everything Priest are about, and it also has an unrelenting energy flowing throughout it which we first saw coming into the bands sound on their previous album "Point of Entry". The songs are excellent, the riffs are badass and every moment is memorable. ... read more
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Added on: October 29, 2014