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Sunday, July 24, 2011
Judas Priest: "Rock Landmarks: Judas Priest's British Steel"; Book Out In September
Wymer Publishinghas set a September 12th release date for"Rock Landmarks: Judas Priest's British Steel". This book is the second in Wymer's CD-sized series on "landmark" rock albums and documents Judas Priest's seminal 1981 release"British Steel", a pivotal album in the band's career. Judas Priest's sixth studio album has rightly earned its place as one of the greatest heavy metal albums of all time. It comfortably - perhaps too comfortably for some fans' tastes - sits betweenPriest's harder-edged heavy metal of the Seventies with their far more commercial albums of the Eighties. Sure, it is a world away from the likes of"Killing Machine"and it's not as pop-orientated as, say,"Defenders Of The Faith"and certainly not"Turbo", but it set the benchmark for the kind of metal that was to become popular in the decade of its birth.
From the furious opening track "Rapid Fire"(had the twin-guitar attack ofK.K. DowningandGlenn Tiptonsounded better?) to the blistering closing song"Steeler","British Steel"is a monster of an album; adrenalin fuelled and endlessly listenable. While not every track is the perfectPriest song, it is a hugely infectious piece of work that represents the mightyPriest in near-perfect style. But despite its impact, it is not their best album yet it is undoubtedly their most popular. For more information, go tothis location.