Judas Priest. The band that DOESN'T get lumped in with Sabbath and some others when the nexus of our metal is discussed. Too bad, they should be. Let's take two early ones from JP and put them in the ring shall we?
I love Judas Priest! Such an incredible band and yes they should be considered among the ranks of the greatest in metal, certainly they have one of the very best vocalists! that and the awesome dual guitar attack of Glenn and K.K., and Ian is one Hell of a bass player! Meeting them was one of the coolest moments of my life (so far). You've got two awesome songs here Robbo, but I think I'll take Breakin The Law. It's a huge crowd pleaser when played live and Rob Halford even included it in his set with his band "Halford" when I saw him open for Queensryche and Iron Maiden. No doubt about it the song kicks ass, as does just about everything from the Priest!
"Breaking the what?!!.....Breaking the what??!!!! The LAW!!!"
Yes I met Judas Priest in 1984 on their Defenders of the Faith tour. The show was at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. My friend won the passes from radio station WLLZ. We had a BLAST! There is a great story to it...I should probably write it up and post it as a blog. Rob Halford is so cool, it was really great meeting him as well as the rest of the guys. Priest recorded a video that night for the song "Love Bites" Autographs and my pass are on my MFA page. \m/