Judas Priest Albums Ranked!

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Judas Priest (all studio albums by release date)

Judas Priest are one of the most important bands in all of heavy metal. With 50+ years of metallic majesty under their belts, the Priest machine is still rolling strong today. Many of us here at Metal-Rules.com are huge fans of the band so what better band to kick off a new series of album rankings?!  We therefore asked staff to rank all their studio albums from favorite to least fav and then we tabulated the results to bring you the list. 14 staff responded providing their ranked lists and while none of them exactly match, there is a clear consensus among the lists as to what belonged near the top vs. the bottom.

Before we get into the rankings, here are their albums in order of  release date:

1974 Rocka Rolla
Released: 6 September 1974
Label: Gull
1976 Sad Wings of Destiny
Released: 23 March 1976
Label: Gull
1977 Sin After Sin
Released: 8 April 1977
Label: Columbia
1978 Stained Class
Released: 10 February 1978
Label: Columbia
Killing Machine
(released in the US as Hell Bent for Leather)
Released: 9 October 1978
Label: Columbia
1980 British Steel
Released: 14 April 1980
Label: Columbia
1981 Point of Entry
Released: 26 February 1981
Label: Columbia
1982 Screaming for Vengeance
Released: 17 July 1982
Label: Columbia
1984 Defenders of the Faith
Released: 4 January 1984
Label: Columbia
1986 Turbo
Released: 15 April 1986
Label: Columbia (#26641)
Format: CD, CS, LP
1988 Ram It Down
Released: 17 May 1988
Label: Columbia
1990 Painkiller
Released: 3 September 1990
Label: Columbia
1997 Jugulator
Released: 28 October 1997
Label: CMC International
2001 Demolition
Released: 31 July 2001
Label: Atlantic
2005 Angel of Retribution
Released: 28 February 2005
Label: Epic
2008 Nostradamus
Released: 17 June 2008
Label: Epic
2014 Redeemer of Souls
Released: 15 July 2014
Label: Epic
2018 Firepower
Released: 9 March 2018
Label: Epic

The Rankings

1. Painkiller (1990)

Judas Priest - Painkiller
Judas Priest – Painkiller

2. Defenders of the Faith (1984)Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith

3. Screaming for Vengeance (1982)Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance

4. British Steel (1980)
Judas Priest - British Steel

5. Killing Machine (1978)

(AKA: Hell Bent For Leather)

6. Stained Class (1978)
Judas Priest - Stained Class

7. Firepower (2018)
Judas Priest - Firepower

8. Sad Wings of Destiny (1976)
Judas Priest - Sad Wings of Destiny

9. Sin After Sin (1977)
Judas Priest - Sin After Sin

10. Angel of Retribution (2005)Judas Priest - Angel of Retribution

11. Redeemer of Souls (2014)
JUDAS PRIEST - Redeemer of Souls

12. Ram It Down (1988)
Judas Priest - Ram It Down

13. Point of Entry (1981)
Judas Priest - Point of Entry

14. Turbo (1986)
Judas Priest - Turbo

15. Jugulator (1997)
Judas Priest - Jugulator

16. Nostradamus (2008)
Judas Priest - Nostradamus

17. Rocka Rolla (1974)
Judas Priest - Rocka Rolla

18. Demolition (2001)
Judas Priest - Demolition

 

 

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