Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny


8.7 | 701 votes |
Release date: 23 March 1976
Style: Heavy metal, Hard rock

Owners:

875 have it
73 want it


01. Victim Of Changes
02. The Ripper
03. Dreamer Deceiver
04. Deceiver
05. Prelude
06. Tyrant
07. Genocide
08. Epitaph
09. Island Of Domination

Top 20 albums of 1976: 4

Line-up
Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford - vocals
Kenneth "K.K." Downing - guitar
Glenn Raymond Tipton - guitar, piano
Alan "Skip" Moore - drums
Ian Frank Hill - bass

Additional info
Produced by Jeffrey Calvert, Max West and Judas Priest.

Guest review by
Apothecary
Rating:
9.0
Few times in the history of heavy metal has the entire genre's future depended so much upon the release of a single album. Black Sabbath did it with their 1970 debut, Metallica with Kill Em All, Death with Scream Bloody Gore... and a small handful of others. One of those others happened to be Judas Priest, with 1976's now-legendary Sad Wings Of Destiny. Though the band certainly couldn't have imagined it at the time, this release would in turn spearhead the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, which would subsequently influence many American metal fans, leading ultimately to the beginnings of thrash metal and the other soon-to-come extreme metal sub-genres, fundamentally altering heavy metal forever, into the current form that we all know and love today.

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published 01.02.2012 | Comments (16)

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26.05.2011 - 13:32
Rating: 10
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Worth listening to just to hear Rob Halford's vocal range. Killer riff on the track Victim of Changes.
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04.09.2012 - 14:22
John Shock
So few comments and such low score for an album like this...this album is close to perfection! Not all ears can understand this album...personaly i speak for many...well!
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09.09.2012 - 11:40
Rating: 8
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
Written by Ace Frawley on 26.05.2011 at 13:32

Worth listening to just to hear Rob Halford's vocal range. Killer riff on the track Victim of Changes.

Totally agree. Victim of Changes is definitely one of my favorite tracks on the album.
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23.09.2012 - 18:38
Rating: 10
Purone
My fave JP album.Not much heavy but it rocks absolutly.
Dreamer Deciever 's solo is amazing.
Best songs Dreamer Deciever, Victim of Changes, Tyrant
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12.01.2013 - 00:30
megadeath13
Account deleted
Absolutely fantastic! Victim of changes and Tyrant belong to my favourite Priest songs.
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19.01.2013 - 18:40
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Almost 37 years later and this is still Judas Priest's best album by miles.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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20.01.2013 - 21:47
Rating: 9
Azarath
It is my favourite Priest album as well.
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21.01.2013 - 05:27
Rating: 10
king_matt
This is the only Priest album that I can call perfect.
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14.03.2013 - 12:55
quisableed
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Pure Heavy Metal
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30.04.2013 - 15:30
Rating: 9
MetrockickA
It has two classic songs on the history of heavy metal ,i think.
"VICTIM OF CHANGES" and "DREAMER DECEIVER" and one kick ass songs "Tyrant" .
classic heavy metal album from judas priest.
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12.08.2013 - 10:02
Rating: 9
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
I thought this was in the top 200 albums. WHY NOT?
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Mum - 21/10/1955 - 19/6/2015. R.I.P.

"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
"I'll put whatever I want in your mouth!"
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12.08.2013 - 20:43
Rating: 10
Vasil de Shumen
tolerant
Written by M C Vice on 12.08.2013 at 10:02

I thought this was in the top 200 albums. WHY NOT?


Well ...this is the vote of MS members ... but this record is a real masterpiece and valuable part of my list "Top 200 Metal Masterpieces of All Time" http://metalstorm.net/users/list.php?list_id=2147
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27.04.2014 - 11:46
Rating: 9
Paw!!
Start with song "VICTIM OF CHANGES",you now that song very good at '76 era. And then how about "THE RIPPER"? of course this is trully masterpiece song yeah ,and then my favorite classic heavy metal of all time "DREAMER DECEIVER" no doubt it's so fucking awesome song . and "DECEIVER","PRELUDE","TYRANT","GENOCIDE","EPITAPH","ISLAND OF DOMINATION" was good for me
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23.07.2014 - 05:30
Rating: 9
Dentura
Shadow King
Definitely another one of my favorites from Judas Priest. I love "Genocide" and the "Dreamer Deceiver/Deceiver" duo in particular. One of their absolute best and most consistent really.
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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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23.11.2014 - 13:49
SebaBress
A wonderful Judas Priest album, and my favorite (sorry Painkiller and Screaming For Vengeance). This has all the power of the classic heavy metal, and great feel from one of the greatest vocalist of all time, in any genre.

The trip that "Sad Wings of Destiny" makes you take is one of slow but strong pace. You will feel energy, power, and then you'll hear the gem of the crown, all slows down when the magnificent "Dreamer Deceiver" comes in scene. After the slow delight of great lyrics and Rob Halford's voice in all his splendor the second chapter "Deceiver" comes to speed up things again bringing the power one more time.

It's truly a must-know of Metal history, and one of my favorites albums.
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12.12.2014 - 21:12
Lit.
Account deleted
Seems like they remastered and reissued every album but this one. What the fuck? How about some love for this one?
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23.02.2015 - 08:17
Rating: 10
IronClawedAngel
My favourite from Judas Priest. Vocal performance by Rob is probably the best I've ever heard on a metal album and Dreamer Deceiver definitely IMO one of the best songs ever written!
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05.03.2016 - 22:04
Rating: 9
Hex_Omega
Gem Seeker
The best of Judas Priest:

1. Sad Wings Of Destiny
2. Stained Class
3. Screaming For Vengeance
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06.03.2016 - 00:27
Rating: 10
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by Hex_Omega on 05.03.2016 at 22:04

The best of Judas Priest:

1. Sad Wings Of Destiny
2. Stained Class
3. Screaming For Vengeance


I'd agree with that.
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06.03.2016 - 19:37
Rating: 9
Azarath
I'd go with:

1. Sad Wings of Destiny
2. Sin After Sin
3. Stained Class
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22.05.2016 - 05:29
Rating: 9
Maco
Handbanana
My turn:

1. Sad Wings Of Destiny
2. Sin After Sin
3. Screaming For Vengeance
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22.05.2016 - 11:25
LuciferOfGayness
Account deleted
1. Sad Wings of Destiny > all other hard rock/heavy metal albums thats been done. Too bad they released everything after on big labels.
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23.05.2016 - 11:36
Rating: 9
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
For me it's:

Sad Wings Of Destiny
Nostradamus
Either Sin After Sin, Killing Machine or Painkiller
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Mum - 21/10/1955 - 19/6/2015. R.I.P.

"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
"I'll put whatever I want in your mouth!"
Sharks 2016 Premiers
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24.05.2016 - 00:52
Ganondox
Written by Guest on 12.12.2014 at 21:12

Seems like they remastered and reissued every album but this one. What the fuck? How about some love for this one?


WHY NOT? This is one of the most important metal albums ever!
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25.05.2016 - 00:29
Rating: 9
Azarath
Written by Ganondox on 24.05.2016 at 00:52

Written by Guest on 12.12.2014 at 21:12

Seems like they remastered and reissued every album but this one. What the fuck? How about some love for this one?

WHY NOT? This is one of the most important metal albums ever!

They don't own the rights to this or Rocka Rolla.
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25.05.2016 - 01:33
Ganondox
Written by Azarath on 25.05.2016 at 00:29

Written by Ganondox on 24.05.2016 at 00:52

Written by Guest on 12.12.2014 at 21:12

Seems like they remastered and reissued every album but this one. What the fuck? How about some love for this one?

WHY NOT? This is one of the most important metal albums ever!

They don't own the rights to this or Rocka Rolla.


Ah, that makes sense. Well, that sucks. Copywrite laws are stupid.
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