Judas Priest Vinyl, CD & tapes by Judas Priest at Norman Records
While Priest were certainly very commercially-minded at this point, only the churlish or terminally False could turn their nose up at the leather-clad, stud-bedecked joys on offer here. Breaking the Law and Living After Midnight might be played to death but remain agreeable artefacts of metal entryism. Rapid Fire and Steeler bookend the album with speed metal paciness, while Metal Gods and Grinder are crushing mid-tempo monsters. Even quasi-reggae experiment The Rage is a triumph. Priest matched the energy and simplicity of the NWOBHM kids and world domination ensued.