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Judas Priest - The Best Of Judas Priest flac album
  • Performer Judas Priest
  • Title The Best Of Judas Priest
  • Date of release 1978
  • Country France
  • Style Heavy Metal
  • Other formats VQF AHX AC3 ASF FLAC MP2 TTA
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1881 mb
  • Size FLAC 1794 mb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 614

The Best of Judas Priest is a collection of a few select songs from Judas Priest's first two albums, and was released under Gull, the band's former record label.

Авторы текста и музыки. Kenneth Downing, Glenn Tipton, Rob Halford.

Definitely the best Priest album, and one of the best metal albums. There really isn't a single track on here that's bad, all of them are fantastic. Painkiller is the heaviest this band has ever gone. Judas Priest establish themselves in a unique position setting a bar impossibly high with complex songwriting, intricate musicianship and a vocalist that sounded unlike any other up until that point in time. The album opener, "Victim of Changes" would effectively set up the band's career and remains arguably the best song they ever wrote. Without this album, the NWOBHM would not have been possible and subsequently, the thrash, speed, power and later, death metal genres

Judas Priest have truly been there and done that since forming in 1969. They started out as an also-ran heavy blues band, following a relatively fresh-cut template that demonstrated competence but not genius, before gradually rising through the ranks and finding their voice. Priest moved from hard rock to heavy metal, then found their pace with a radio-friendly form of metal, tied in with the studs-and-leather image that so many others copied. They were often at their best with the raw metal that helped inspire the thrash movement; then, as that style stamped it own authority in the heavy world, the progenitors lost their way somewhat, as did others like them.

Rocka Rolla is enjoyable enough, with its faint whiff of progressive hard rock and its warm, analogue tones, but it’s a patchy affair and never comes close to the grandeur and grit of the classics. 15. Ram It Down (1988). Returning to their traditional sound after the electronic detours of Turbo, Priest stuck to the basics on their 11th studio album. Prophecy, the title track and Pestilence And Plague are all killer, but the Priest boys couldn’t quite sustain that quality for the album’s daunting 102 minutes. 13. Jugulator (1997). Rather than attempt to cajole cynical fans into embracing the start of the Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens era by playing it safe, Jugulator declared that post-Halford Priest were in an unforgiving and furious mood.

Judas Priest is known as one of the best metal bands of all time. This Judas Priest discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Judas Priest albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Judas Priest singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums.

What are the best albums by Judas Priest? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking.


A1 Dying To Meet You 6:15
A2 Never Satisfied 4:50
A3 Rocka Rolla 4:00
A4 Diamonds And Rust 3:15
B1 Victim Of Changes 7:45
B2 Island Of Domination 4:26
B3 The Ripper 2:50
B4 Deceiver 2:43

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Attic Records Limited
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Gull Entertainments Ltd.


  • Producer – Jeffrey Calvert (tracks: B1 to B4), Judas Priest (tracks: B1 to B4), Max West (tracks: B1 to B4), Rodger Bain (tracks: A1 to A3)

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
GULP 22007 Judas Priest The Best Of ‎(LP, Comp) Gull GULP 22007 France 1977
TLCD 7800 Judas Priest The Best Of ‎(CD, Comp) TransLuxe TLCD 7800 Unknown
CAT 1110 Judas Priest The Best Of ‎(Cass, Comp) Attic CAT 1110 Canada 1978
206471 Judas Priest The Best Of ‎(LP, Comp, RE) Ariola, Gull 206471 France 1985
TECP-25388 Judas Priest The Best Of ‎(CD, Comp) Gull, Metal Mania TECP-25388 Japan 1990