I have been checking out the early Priest albums, since I mostly listen to Ram it Down, Demolition, Nostradamus, and Redeemer of Souls. I know, I’m strange. (And obviously British Steel, Painkiller and Screaming for Vengeance.)
Anyway, I picked up a Victim of Changes CD about a month ago. definitely the kind of album that grows on you, latches on, and never leaves. Very metal, despite how early it is. What a fantastic piece of art.
Yesterday I listened to Stained Class on YouTube, and was surprised and Exited by the opening track. The album didn’t let go until the very end. I
only clearly remember Exiter, but I know I’m going to have to buy this one too, or at least hear it again because it was an epic ride.
I just now finished with my first listen to Point of Entry, and I was impressed. Nobody talks about the album so I didn’t know what to expect, but it was very consistent and enjoyable. Much slower than other albums, but then again, so was 4/10 songs on Screaming for Vengeance (maybe this album explains that?). Point of Entry requires you to be in a specific kind of mood, and I’m okay with that.