Killing Machine (studio album) by Judas Priest

Killing Machine by Judas Priest
Year: 1978
Overall rank: 4,001st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 151 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1978 (74th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (688th)
Award Best albums of all time (4,001st)
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Judas Priest bestography

Killing Machine is ranked 9th best out of 28 albums by Judas Priest on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Judas Priest is British Steel which is ranked number 1008 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,784.

Judas Priest album bestography « Higher ranked (3,944th) This album (4,001st) Lower ranked (5,248th) »
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Killing Machine track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 79 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 151 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.1/100, a mean average of 74.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.3.

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70/100
From 05/21/2022 20:32
Decent album, not top tier Judas Priest, but still enjoyable.
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80/100
From 09/12/2020 02:12
Another fantastic album following 'Sin after Sin'. Starting to move into slightly heavier songwriting. Majority of tracks on this are top grade hard rock/metal. Lacking a bit of the variety other albums have. Even though there's a ballad, a lot of the songs have the same structure & sound making it all blend together a bit. Don't get me wrong, still a great Priest album, it's just that there's quite a few others I'd put before this
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80/100
From 05/29/2020 20:08
I really liked this one. Loved "Take On The World"!
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90/100
From 04/21/2020 09:40
Excellent Album
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75/100
From 03/26/2016 02:17
Decent.
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From 09/27/2015 02:37
Solid. One of their best.
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From 10/01/2012 13:32
My favorite track is: Before The Dawn
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95/100
From 07/15/2012 18:12
I agree. This is the best album of Judas Priest. Musically is 10 out of 10. It blows my mind from beginning to end.
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From 06/08/2011 19:38
Their best album so far into the career.
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