Judas Priest - Defenders Of The Faith


8.8 | 801 votes |
Release date: 4 January 1984
Style: Heavy metal, Hard rock

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01. Freewheel Burning
02. Jawbreaker
03. Rock Hard Ride Free
04. The Sentinel
05. Love Bites
06. Eat Me Alive
07. Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
08. Night Comes Down
09. Heavy Duty
10. Defenders Of The Faith
11. Turn On Your Light [Recorded during the 1985 Turbo sessions] [2001 re-release bonus]
12. Heavy Duty/Defenders Of The Faith [Live at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, USA in May 5, 1984] [2001 re-release bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1984: 5
Top 200 albums of all time: 166

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

Additional info
Produced by Tom Allom.

Guest review by
amerislave
Rating:
9.5
1984....MTV was not in every household, metal was not all over the radio, and you couldn't pick and choose your favorite songs to download. One of the complaints that I have seen about "Defenders of the Faith" is that there is not a standout track (i.e. "Breaking the Law" or "You've Got Another Thing Coming"), but this is the biggest draw of the album for me. There are no filler tracks.

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published 02.11.2008 | Comments (27)

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21.12.2012 - 03:16
Rating: 8
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by JÄY on 21.12.2012 at 00:07

Funny you mention this... I already did that and I call the album Defenders of Vengeance... even combines the album art as well


Nice work - and I like the title. Beats Screaming for Faith. Out of curiosity, what's the track listing?
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21.12.2012 - 04:14
Rating: 7
JÄY
Metal slave
Written by Ace Frawley on 21.12.2012 at 03:16

Written by JÄY on 21.12.2012 at 00:07

Funny you mention this... I already did that and I call the album Defenders of Vengeance... even combines the album art as well


Nice work - and I like the title. Beats Screaming for Faith. Out of curiosity, what's the track listing?

01 - Helion/electric Eye
02 - Freewheel Burning
03 - Riding on the Wind
04 - Bloodstone
05 - Pain and Pleasure
06 - Screaming for Vengeance
07 - The Sentinel
08 - Youve got Another thing Coming
09 - Fever
10 - Devils Child
11 - Jawbreaker


...mostly Screaming songs, 'cept 3
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21.12.2012 - 08:52
Rating: 9
Angelic Storm
Melodious
If I were to make an album consisting of my fave songs from both those albums, this would be my tracklisting:

1. The Hellion/Electric Eye
2. Riding On The Wind
3. Love Bites
4. You Got Another Thing Comin'
5. Jawbreaker
6. Devil's Child
7. Freewheel Burning
8. The Sentinel
9. Bloodstone
10. Screaming For Vengeance
11. Rock Hard, Ride Free
12. Eat Me Alive

Both albums are equally represented here.
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21.12.2012 - 23:41
Rating: 8
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
It's a fun game to play. Nice track listings, guys. I like the idea of equal representation between the two albums. For what it's worth, my combined super-album would be:

1. The Hellion/Electric Eye
2. Freewheel Burning
3. Riding on the Wind
4. Jawbreaker
5. Bloodstone
6. Rock Hard Ride Free
7. Screaming for Vengeance
8. The Sentinel
9. You've Got Another Thing Comin'
10. Some Heads Are Gonna Roll

They are also in alternate order between the two albums.
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05.04.2013 - 22:03
Metropolis_Dream
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Overrated Priest album in my opinion. Its great, no doubt, but less exciting than most of their classics. "Jawbreaker" on the other hand is in my Top 5 Judas Priest songs.
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05.04.2013 - 23:24
Lit.
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Lookbeforeyouleaphasneverbeenthewaywekeepourroadisfree!
Chargingtothetopandnevergiveinneverstopsthewaytobe!

10 years later and I still can't sing that part right.
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12.07.2013 - 22:49
belphegor666
Something that i would like to say about Judas Priest is that in my opinion that there is no bad album..i love them all..all the albums are killer and every album got it's own magic and fire... From 1973 since now they rule the world givin to the fans a big load of metal
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13.07.2013 - 00:56
Rating: 8
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by belphegor666 on 12.07.2013 at 22:49

Something that i would like to say about Judas Priest is that in my opinion that there is no bad album..i love them all..all the albums are killer and every album got it's own magic and fire... From 1973 since now they rule the world givin to the fans a big load of metal


Nah, I don't think Turbo is killer.
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13.07.2013 - 01:44
Rating: 9
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Yep... Whilst I don't think "Turbo" is a bad album, it's most definitely not a killer album either. There are some songs on it which I do love, but there's also some embarrassingly bad songs on that album too.
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13.07.2013 - 13:01
Rating: 8
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
I'd also say that British Steel isn't killer either. It's a decent enough album, with some cool tracks but nowhere near killer. I would describe Sad Wings of Destiny as killer, as well as Stained Class.
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13.07.2013 - 14:38
Rating: 9
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by Ace Frawley on 13.07.2013 at 13:01

I'd also say that British Steel isn't killer either. It's a decent enough album, with some cool tracks but nowhere near killer. I would describe Sad Wings of Destiny as killer, as well as Stained Class.


Pretty much agreed on all points there! There are some great tracks on "British Steel", no doubt about it, but it is for sure an overrated album overall, and definitely the most overrated Priest album. Many consider it to be Priest's finest work, whereas it's not even in my top 5 Priest albums.

Sad Wings... and "Stained Class" are two albums that are genuine classics, and 2 of the best albums of all time in my book. Those albums, much like Sabbath's classic albums, are works of true genius.
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17.02.2014 - 02:02
Rating: 9
pkillerjp
A near perfect album and one of the best metal albums of the 80s for me..the last few tracks I'd call weird but not horrible or even filler, they have their charm and add to the uniqueness of the album. I'd put this one very high on the Priest list, not up there with Stained Class, Hellbent for Leather, or Sad Wings, but right under them possibly. Hard to rate the albums, way too many classics in the Priest cannon.
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10.03.2014 - 07:13
Lit.
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Written by pkillerjp on 17.02.2014 at 02:02

A near perfect album and one of the best metal albums of the 80s for me..the last few tracks I'd call weird but not horrible or even filler, they have their charm and add to the uniqueness of the album. I'd put this one very high on the Priest list, not up there with Stained Class, Hellbent for Leather, or Sad Wings, but right under them possibly. Hard to rate the albums, way too many classics in the Priest cannon.

I can't call myself a fan of Stained Class (I prefer its predecessor Sin After Sin myself), but I will agree this is under Sad Wings. Hell Bent For Leather, however, doesn't even touch this. Too much filler, not enough killer.

And, god, I can't believe I'm just realizing what a beautiful track Night Comes Down is.
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12.07.2014 - 02:00
Rating: 8
Dentura
Shadow King
I really enjoy this album! Some songs don't quite work as well as others (though there aren't any real stinkers on here), but the ones that work, really work. The Sentinel and Freewheel Burning are two of my all-time favorite Priest songs. It's a nice record for sure.
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...And so death to the falsity of thy former rulers. Thy kingdom of "heaven" burns in a field of fire, and Dentura is the one true God thou must yield thy hearts and souls to in absolute submission. It is his ultimate decree and will unto thee..
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07.09.2014 - 04:52
Rating: 9
Darth Revan
Written by Angelic Storm on 10.12.2012 at 20:23

If anything, Jawbreaker is underrated. It's one of Priest's very best songs imo, and should be regarded as a classic.


Undoubtedly in my top 3. "Leather Rebel" will always take the cake as my favorite priest song, however. I didn't realize "Jawbreaker" was about blowjobs until someone pointed it out to me, and then I just wondered how I managed to miss that...
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07.11.2016 - 18:03
Rating: 8
TrueMetalJope
There's some good ass heavy metal on this record
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The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../
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