Sad Wings Of Destiny (studio album) by Judas Priest

Sad Wings Of Destiny by Judas Priest
Year: 1976
Overall rank: 1,153rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 227 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1976 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (253rd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,153rd)
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Judas Priest bestography

Sad Wings Of Destiny is ranked 2nd best out of 27 albums by Judas Priest on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Judas Priest is British Steel which is ranked number 1014 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,834.

Judas Priest album bestography « Higher ranked (1,014th) This album (1,153rd) Lower ranked (1,217th) »
British SteelSad Wings Of DestinyScreaming For Vengeance

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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79/100 (from 227 votes)
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09/24/2022 22:57 sacreyoubert  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,23769/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.0/100, a mean average of 78.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.0.

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65/100
From 07/30/2022 06:18
Album Rating: 65.89
(593/9)

1.Victim Of Changes. 74
2.Ripper. 61
3.Dreamer Deceiver. 78
4.Deceiver. 66
5.Prelude. 69
6.Tyrant. 57
7.Genocide. 67
8.Epitaph. 62
9.Island Of Domination. 59
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70/100
From 04/02/2022 00:30
What an opening song, completely blows me away every time I hear it and kicks the album off perfectly. The songs are a bit inconsistent after this though. The highlight of the record for me is the diverse vocal range which is very well explored and is a joy to listen too. The screams and howls really suit the style perfectly and makes every track have something to enjoy. This is closely followed by the guitar as my second favourite part of the album as some of the solos are just incredible. The energy as well is brilliant and is maintained so well for the full duration. However, I do find the album feels a little jumbled in relation to what song goes where in the track listing as some songs lead terribly into the next. I think they could have been arranged a bit better to create a more effective and cohesive listen. Furthermore, a few songs are a little weak such as The Ripper amongst a few more near the closing of the album. Overall, these few weaker tracks really hold the record back but there is still enough enjoyable and quality content here to keep the music at a reasonably high standard.
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100/100
From 01/23/2022 21:45
My favourite from JP; excellent choice for hard rock but even progressive fans; that's their highest point concerning to elegance. Great work.
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From 03/25/2021 01:08
One of the best covers ever.
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90/100
From 09/12/2020 00:57
I got this after I'd bought 'British Steel' & 'Screaming for Vengence'. Very different to both of those. Bit more proggy with some slower songs included. Took a bit to get used to but quickly grew on me to become one of my favorite Priest albums. Halford's vocals on this are sublime, showcasing how incredible his range was.
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70/100
From 05/26/2020 20:20
No bad!
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85/100
From 03/24/2020 07:47
One of my favourite Judas Priest album
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80/100
From 01/11/2020 03:05
Sad Wings of Destiny is where Judas Priest found their path. Rob Halford really experiments with his voice on this album. The album also has a surprising amount of variety. Victim of Changes is the album's best song, but the live performances of the song blow the studio version out of the water.
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95/100
From 05/04/2018 22:45
The most awesome mix of 70s hard rock, prog rock and proto metal. Influential and cool beyond words.
Fav tracks: Dreamer Deceiver/Deceiver, Tyrant, Victim Of Changes, Ripper... all really, every single song is great
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95/100
From 03/24/2018 22:32
The music of Hell! Weird and awesome!
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