Deep Freeze - Judas Priest - Rocka Rolla
Side A 1. Side B 7. Read It has All Smokin - Hank Mobley - Workout Flavor of Sad Wings of Destiny Rocka Rolla Tyrant Stained Class. Killing Machine. British Steel. Point Of Entry. Screaming For Vengeance. Defenders Of The Faith. Ram It Down. Deep Freeze - Judas Priest - Rocka Rolla Of Retribution. Blues Classical Country.
Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. At it could easily have been cut a minute or two. The intro is in my opinion not necessary, as is the very very very long solo part in the middle.
I think this mostly because I am a bit dissapointed that Caviar and Meths were not included on the album in it's intended length. If they had room for both tracks on the album, they should definitely not cut this one. It's still a good song. At the end you really hear halfords voice screaming with power, and that's something i really enjoy with this track.
Halfords voice in this part, is quite deep and I actually think this is one of his best vocal performances that I have ever experienced. Deep Freeze - Judas Priest - Rocka Rolla second part is faster and with Halford singing a lot higher than before. Caviar and Meths - I think I have mentioned it a couple of times above. This track should have been included in it's originally inteded long run.
Still this short instrumental part of the original track, is actually very awesome. I think it could have been extended and maybe even have been made to an instrumental Priest track. It's soft, relaxing, simple and yet very melodic. Because of it's short length 2 minutes I often play it two or three times just to enjoy the soft and relaxing feel it has to it. The first release from Judas Priest is quite different from the sound and image they would very soon become associated with, as the loud young Brummies ditched their hippie look, prog aspirations and disappointing drummer and producer Deep Freeze - Judas Priest - Rocka Rolla begin recording the definitive albums of early heavy metal.
Even if the band members themselves look down on this release, they are the first to admit that there are some great early classics scattered throughout Having established a large local fan-base with their loud, melodic, masculine rock, the burgeoning Judas Priest were quickly Deep Freeze - Judas Priest - Rocka Rolla into a studio and assigned Senseless - Tender Fury - If Anger Were Soul, Id Be James Brown famous local record producer Rodger Bain, whose results with the early albums of their contemporaries Black Sabbath are justifiably praised.
Gull Records were confident that Bain would capture the heavy sound they were hoping to promote and gave him totalitarian control of the recording process, something the band looks back on as a big mistake as they were completely under his thumb. Nevertheless, it was a decision they were understandably content and confident to go along with at the time, if it meant paving Deep Freeze - Judas Priest - Rocka Rolla path to fame. One for the Road 2.
Rocka Rolla 3. Winter 4. Deep Freeze 5. Winter Retreat 6. Cheater 7. Never Satisfied 8. Run of the Mill 9. Dying to Meet You After taking far too long to fade out, the album begins to reveal its real charms with the great title track, a typical Priest song about love and rock with plenty of great harmonies, solos and riffs from Glenn Tipton and K.
Do you have any bread? The main problem comes with the lyrics Halford takes so much time to communicate, which are quite terrible even for a band not renowned for its poetry.
Not unlike many of their 70's contemporaries' first releases, Judas Priest's debut is a raw unpolished classic heavy metal album, a mere proto-incarnation of their true sound. Looking at it that way, as a traditional metal album, it actually comes off quite nicer than if you view it as a Judas Priest album, since it bears only a passing resemblence to the Priest that most are familiar with. Be sure to give this more than just a listen or two, it really has to grow on you.
The first impression I got of this early Judas Priest is that they really wanted to be like Black Sabbath. It's as if Glen Tipton and K. No. 20. Legend - Gilbert & Sullivan, Sir Malcolm Sargent, George BakerJohn CameronRichard Lewi had just heard Volume 4 and wished to emulate it as best they could.
Naturally they add their own swagger to things, but the sound is mighty Sabbathian. Listen to the guitar tone when they're really crushing out chords in "Winter" or "Never Satisfied. There's also a lot of mellow territory on here, with lots of atmospheric clean lines calling to mind Pink Floyd and early Rush epics.
There's a hint of psychedelic Deep Freeze - Judas Priest - Rocka Rolla mixed in as well, another reason for this album's unique sound. This is Judas Priest to sit around and mellow out to, rather than headbang and rock out to.
The band's main distinguishable factor is Halford as would be the case later in their existence as well. He sounds a bit different than usual the first half of "Dying to Meet You" especiallybut youth is on his side here and allows for some fantastic melodies and a few well-placed wails. Check out "One for the Road" and the end of "Run of the Mill" for example.
As I said, this album took a bit to grow on me and is good, but it cannot be recommended to all, simply because of how primordial it is.
The production is old-school, the band's talent is in its infancy, and it might just be too slow for the average Priest fan to cope with. Keep in mind that this is as 70's as Deep Freeze - Judas Priest - Rocka Rolla come and you may just find some value in it.
This is an odd start for the beast that is the Priest. Besides, this is the only album where Ian is always audible. One For The Road is decent at most. The title track is a little bit better, but still not good. The Winter Suite spells acid in more ways than you can think of, but actually is pretty good. Cheater is the catchiest song on the album. Never Satisfied is the heaviest and most metal song.
The main highlight is Run Of The Mill. Featuring anti-old age lyrics and solemn, mesmerizing solos from Glenn and K. Lots of atmosphere is found on this one. The screams at the end are intensively sick and are some of the best wails Rob has ever done a true feat done here. Archived from the original on 27 April Unleashed in the East Priest Hidden categories: Webarchive template wayback Deep Freeze - Judas Priest - Rocka Rolla EngvarB from September Use dmy dates from September Articles with short description Articles with hAudio microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from March Namespaces Article Talk.
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