Albums The Best Judas Priest Albums of All Time  

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Judas Priest is known as one of the best metal bands of all time. List of the best Judas Priest albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Judas Priest discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Judas Priest albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Judas Priest singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Judas Priest album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Judas Priest album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

The British heavy metal band formed back in 1969, though they didn't hit their commercial stride until the early '80s, when songs like "Breaking the Law" got radio and MTV airplay. Rob Halford is the band's iconic lead singer, but he wasn't a founding member, and hasn't appeared on every album. 

If you want to know the best Judas Priest album of all time, this list will answer your question. Everything from British Steel to Screaming for Vengeance is included on this list. This list of popular Judas Priest CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

Screaming for Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Judas Priest Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1982

Artist: Judas Priest

Tracks: Screaming for Vengeance (live from the San Antonio Civic Center), Devil's Child (live), Electric Eye, Screaming for Vengeance, Pain and Pleasure, + more

Genres (Music): Heavy metal

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#16 on The Top Metal Albums of All Time

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Painkiller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Judas Priest Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1990

Artist: Judas Priest

Tracks: Hell Patrol, Metal Meltdown, All Guns Blazing, Night Crawler, A Touch of Evil, + more

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Speed metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

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#14 on The Top Metal Albums of All Time

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British Steel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Judas Priest Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1980

Artist: Judas Priest

Producer: Tom Allom

Tracks: Living After Midnight, Steeler, Grinder, United, You Don't Have to Be Old, + more

Length (mins): 00:36:04

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Hard rock, Speed metal

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#20 on The Top Metal Albums of All Time

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Defenders of the Faith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Judas Priest Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1984

Artist: Judas Priest

Tracks: Some Heads Are Gonna Roll, Night Comes Down, Freewheel Burning, Heavy Duty, Love Bites, + more

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Speed metal

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#40 on The Top Metal Albums of All Time

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