Wednesday, January 16, 2008

465. Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)
















Track Listing

1. Rapid Fire
2. Metal Gods
3. Breaking The Law
4. Grinder
5. United
6. You Don't Have To Be Old To Be Wise
7. Living After Midnight
8. Rage
9. Steeler

Review

Firstly I must say that I have been singing Breaking The Law for the past few days. That said this album is incredibly shitty... it is lauded as the album that finally purged the blues element out of metal... living the shit element clearly.

Still it is incredibly funny, for all the wrong reasons, it is ridiculous writing allied to ridiculous composing and as far from cool as you can get. It is incredible... unfortunately the only time it goes all the way around to bad and back to good is in Breaking The Law, so ludicrous that it is amazingly funny.

This is the album that heralds the downfall of all metal into the hair-band bunch of manure of the 80's and that should never be praised... but you can chuckle inwards all you want listening to this pearl among pearls.

Track Highlights

1. Breaking The Law
2. Living After Midnight

Final Grade

5/10


Trivia

From Wikipedia:

The album was recorded at Tittenhurst Park, which was the home of the Beatle Ringo Starr. Sampling did not yet exist at the time of recording, so the band recorded the sounds of smashing milk bottles to be included in "Breaking the Law", as well as various sounds in "Metal Gods" produced by "trays of cutlery" and "billiard cues."

Breaking The Law:

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're so wrong mate.

adam said...

@ anonymous

YOU'RE wrong.

I gave the album "burp"

Tom Meade said...

"ME-TAL GOOOOODDDDZZZZZZZZZ"

Awesome.