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Release date: 23 April 1977
Style: Heavy metal, Hard rock


8.2 | 481 votes


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01. Sinner
02. Diamonds And Rust [Joan Baez cover]
03. Starbreaker
04. Last Rose Of Summer
05. Let Us Prey
06. Call For The Priest
07. Raw Deal
08. Here Come The Tears
09. Dissident Aggressor
10. Race With The Devil [The Gun cover] [Recorded during the Stained Class sessions] [2001 re-release bonus]
11. Jawbreaker [Live at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, USA in May 5, 1984] [2001 re-release bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1977: 7

Lyrics (10)

Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford - vocals
Kenneth "K.K." Downing - guitar
Glenn Raymond Tipton - guitar
Ian Frank Hill - bass

Additional musicians:
Simon Phillips - drums

Additional info
Produced by Roger Glover and Judas Priest.

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With 'Sin After Sin', Judas Priest released an album that I believe is one of the very first heavy metal albums. I don't deny that Black Sabbath invented the genre, but Judas Priest is mostly far away from the blues while Sabbath based all their early stuff in blues rythms and scales. So this might be one of the first albums on which a heavy metal band stepped away from the blues and started to define the the new born genre's own rules.

published 12.06.2008 | Comments (5)

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musicalkaratekid - 12.02.2012 at 23:33  
Rating: 8 A good album, though a bit tedious at times. Also, 'Dissident agressor' is just solid.
Egigantea - 12.11.2012 at 06:41  
Rating: 9 Dissident Aggressor is hands down the best song on this album!
Maco - 24.06.2015 at 21:53  
Rating: 9 I wonder why nobody talks too much about this album. It's full of classic stuff, definitely my second favorite album by them.

And those 2 covers (Race with the devil and Diamonds) are holly balls.

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