Judas Priest – British Steel (1980)

Perhaps a bit silly, and a bit flimsy on the production end, but damn is this a classic. Stuff like “Living After Midnight” is what I’m referring to here, but there’s a place for that kind of thing (shit rock bars hahaha). I’m joking of course, but I’m more interested in some of the other songs on this record like the amazing “Grinder”, “Metal Gods” or the legendary “Breaking The Law”. My most recent listen of this was in a hired Mazda CX-5 whilst careening down coastal roads in Pembrokeshire. Really good fun.

I don’t know what to say about this album that hasn’t been said a thousand times, but if you are looking for an “in road” to Judas Priest this is probably a good a place as any.