JUDAS PRIEST “Point Of Entry” – Takes Me Back To Those Early Metal Years


Judas Priest - Point Of Entry - promo cover pic

JUDAS PRIEST – I can remember like it was yesterday, my discovery of the iconic Judas Priest. My first Judas Priest vinyl purchase was 1982’s Screaming For Vengeance and my second Judas Priest vinyl grab was 1980’s British Steel. I was simply mesmerized by the powerful sound that was flooding into my teenage senses from these NWOBHM titans.

Back in 1982, I recall never hearing such strong and exciting music like this before. I was blown away by Judas Priest and wanted every album they had made. The vocals of Rob Halford went right through me, as if I was hit by a speeding train while I kept pleading for more. The duo guitars of Glenn Tipton and K. K. Downing left me awestruck, along with the bass of Ian Hill and drumming from Dave Holland. There was no other band like Judas Priest, during those early 80’s. I say bullshit to anyone who disagrees; there just wasn’t and it remains that way to this day.

This same magical year I bought 1981’s “Point Of Entry” on vinyl as well. My vinyl album cover art was the original shown at the top of this post. I no longer have the vinyl; the CD is in my collection though. My 2 favorite songs from this classic are “Heading Out To The Highway” and “Hot Rockin’”. If you wanna revisit some real cheesiness from those early 80s, just check out the music video for “Hot Rockin’” in your spare time; it does the song zero justice.

As a whole, “Point Of Entry” is not better than any preceding Judas Priest albums, in my Metal opinion. With that said, I dig this album much more than I dig “Turbo” or “Nostradamus”. “Point Of Entry” was never going to be looked upon as a killer follow-up to the breathtaking “British Steel”; yet it still is a formidable slab of Metal history that survived a dynamic era of eclectic and pop dominated mainstream music charts.

Metal be thy name. Stone.

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LONG LIVE JUDAS PRIEST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

5 Responses to “JUDAS PRIEST “Point Of Entry” – Takes Me Back To Those Early Metal Years”

  1. Yeah Stone!! I got this in grade 10. Loved it!

    • NICE! I was a sophomore in high school when I got this album too! Man, I remember seeing the music videos for this album on a show called “Night Flight” on the USA Network… before I had MTV.

  2. I’ve always thought POE was a great album. The problem was that it was made between their two very best albums and therefore it often gets overlooked.

  3. I bought this in the summer of 81 Stone and between this one and Screaming are my 2 fav albums as I flip flop between them at any given time.
    It’s just where my noggin was at the time as a 14 year old in 81

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