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Judas Priest - Point Of Entry

7.3 | 625 votes |
Release date: 26 February 1981
Style: Heavy metal, Hard rock


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01. Heading Out To The Highway
02. Don't Go
03. Hot Rockin'
04. Turning Circles
05. Desert Plains
06. Solar Angels
07. You Say Yes
08. All The Way
09. Troubleshooter
10. On The Run
11. Thunder Road [Recorded during the 1988 Ram It Down sessions] [2001 re-release bonus]
12. Desert Plains [Live at Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri, USA in 23 May 1986] [2001 re-release bonus]

Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford - vocals
Kenneth "K.K." Downing - guitar
Glenn Raymond Tipton - guitar
Dave Holland - drums
Ian Frank Hill - bass

Additional info
Produced by Judas Priest and Tom Allom.

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In 1980, Judas Priest released the commercial success of British Steel, an album unlike anything they had done before. Would 1981's Point of Entry emulate this sound? No. However, this isn't necessarily a bad thing. The album is more like their previous works, and while not being an amazing album or groundbreaking by any means, fans of the older Judas Priest sound should appreciate it.

published 21.07.2011 | Comments (7)

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20.10.2012 - 04:39
Valentin B
This album imo has some of the most underrated tracks Priest ever recorded, such as Hot Rockin' and Desert Plains, which is probably the best motorcycle song ever recorded. Heading out to the Highway is also a really great driving song and I love the guitar solo in that song. Hot Rockin' was one of the first Priest songs I ever heard because of the video on VH1 Rocks. I remember seeing the guitar/microphone on fire thing and thinking "damn, this is the most awesome thing ever".

The rest of the album though isn't that good
23.02.2014 - 19:23
Rating: 7
Free as a.. Fish
Take the first side, replace "Turning Circles" with "Solar Angels" and you got a good EP.

That said, I like the general laid-back vibe of the album, even if some of the songs get awfully generic.
26.02.2014 - 01:59
Rating: 4
Dungeon Shaker

Desert Plains is top tier Priest, Heading Out the Highway isn't too shabby. The rest is pretty meh.
28.10.2016 - 15:46
Rating: 6
Jope of Steele
Written by Dungeon Shaker on 26.02.2014 at 01:59

Desert Plains is top tier Priest, Heading Out the Highway isn't too shabby. The rest is pretty meh.

IMO both these songs are top priest, I do agree about rest of the songs.
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11.09.2017 - 00:38
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Tage Westerlund
If we look at vinly side a is speed metal, side b speed rock n roll, I hear heavy rock n roll rythme there. better album as previous one, more hit songs, side a is super powerfull, basically side b to if you like slower versions of songs.
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
21.12.2017 - 21:55
Rating: 6

Desert Plains is great, but the rest of the album is just typical generic 80s Priest.
11.01.2020 - 15:13
Rating: 7
Mountain King
K i K o
After "Rocka Rolla", this is the second weakest album from the Rob Halford albums. Maybe Redeemer Of Souls is worse. I gave it 7 just thanks to some amazing songs... "Desert Plains"
15.09.2020 - 17:45
Rating: 3
Sounds worse for every year that go by. The production and the going nowhere songwriting makes this album utterly useless. Some of the songs
are just plain awful and the ones that do have potential (Heading out to the Highway, Turning Circles) falls flat in the end because of the wooden performance.

Desert Plains is the exception. What a song! Makes me want to buy a Harley and ride of towards the sunset.
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27.05.2022 - 07:47
Rating: 6
A Nice Guy
This album must have been a bit of a let down for JP fans back in the day, following their commercially successful British Steel, this sounded like they went back to their traditional hard rock roots, but it would be for their last time before they went full blown heavy metal with Screaming For Vengeance, of which was miles apart from this.

"Desert Plains" is by far the best song on the album, "Heading out to the Highway", and "Solar Angels" weren't too bad either, but the rest on the other hand is average.
23.06.2022 - 11:16
Rating: 5

Most underrated JP album?
23.06.2022 - 11:17
JoHn DoE

Written by Jack_Torrance on 23.06.2022 at 11:16

Most underrated JP album?

You say it's underrated and then give it a rating of 5?
I don't get it.
I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.

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