Sad Wings Of Destiny (studio album) by Judas Priest

Sad Wings Of Destiny
Sad Wings Of Destiny by Judas Priest
Year: 1976
Overall rank: 1,169th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 212 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1976 (19th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (254th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,169th)
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JUDAS PRIEST Sad wings of destiny 1983 CASSETTE RCA
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JUDAS PRIEST - SAD WINGS OF DESTINY LP / REPERTOIRE UK REISSUE 2015 / 180 GRAM
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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 1078 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,736.

Judas Priest album bestography « Higher ranked (1,078th) This album (1,169th) Lower ranked (1,192nd) »
British SteelSad Wings Of DestinyScreaming For Vengeance

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 212 votes)
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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 79.9/100, a mean average of 79.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.9.

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From 03/25/2021 01:08
One of the best covers ever.
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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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From 05/26/2020 20:20
No bad!
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From 03/24/2020 07:47
One of my favourite Judas Priest album
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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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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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From 03/24/2018 22:32
The music of Hell! Weird and awesome!
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From 09/05/2017 03:08
I saw somewhere the original track list was different and began with 'Prelude' and "Victims of Change' came in at track five or six... Thought that was interesting. Criminally underrated. Best Judas Priest album by far. Apparently its partly composed of "throw away songs" left off their first album... Not sure how that happened
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From 02/15/2015 20:05
Best Track: Victim of Changes
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From 04/21/2014 06:47
We all take it for granted that Black Sabbath invented metal. I'd never argue with that. ( Just shut up already, you Zed heads out there.) But this little baby here laid down the foundation of what heavy metal would sound & look like until it was unceremoniously dumped for you-know-who. Shrieking, glass shattering vocals? Check! Epic, bombastic lyrics? Check! Dark grandiose cover art depicting religious symbology? Check! High speed guitar assaults? Check! Chains & leather? Check-plus! It even contains, and I cringe here for what they wrought, a ballad.

All cheekiness aside, this is perhaps the most beautiful and intimate heavy metal album of all time. Long before Operation Mindcrime, Priest dropped this conceptual rock opera on mortality that would make even Queen proud.

Every music fan worth his salt needs to hear the song Victim of Changes. Arguably the best heavy metal track EVER!
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