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The sixth full-length studio album by legendary British Heavy Metal band.
Packed with strong melodic hooks, "British Steel" is a deliberate commercial move, forsaking the complexity of the band's early work in favor of a robust, AC/DC-flavored groove. It's a convincing transformation, as Priest prove equally adept at opening up their arrangements to let the rhythms breathe.
The album is built around the classic singles "Breaking The Law" and "Living After Midnight", both big hits in the U.K., which openly posit Judas Priest as a party band for the first time. But "British Steel" is hardly a complete break from the band's past. There are still uptempo slices of Metallic mayhem bookending the album in "Rapid Fire" and "Steeler", plus effective moodier pieces in "Metal Gods" and the crawling menace of "The Rage", which features arguably the best Rob Halford vocal on the album.
"British Steel" is an important album that sealed Judas Priest's status as genre icons, and kick-started Heavy Metal's glory days of the 1980s. It went Top Five in the U.K. and became their first Top 40 album in the U.S., going Platinum in the process and paving the way for countless imitators and innovators alike.
180g-vinyl 'We Are Vinyl' series release contains download code.
Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited, 1980/2001/2017 (88985390951). Made in EU. Pressed in France.
1. Breaking The Law 2:35
2. Rapid Fire 4:06
3. Metal Gods 4:01
4. Grinder 3:57
5. United 3:34
6. Living After Midnight 3:31
7. You Don't Have To Be Old To Be Wise 5:04
8. The Rage 4:45
9. Steeler 4:29
Total playing time: 36:02 min.