Sad Wings Of Destiny (album) by Judas Priest

Sad Wings Of Destiny
Sad Wings Of Destiny by Judas Priest (1976)
Overall rank: 1,410th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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79/100 (from 182 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1976 (23rd)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (294th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,410th)
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Judas Priest bestography

Sad Wings Of Destiny is ranked 3rd best out of 26 albums by Judas Priest on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Judas Priest is British Steel which is ranked number 1333 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,308.

Judas Priest album bestography « Higher ranked (1,336th) This album (1,410th) Lower ranked (1,486th) »
Screaming For VengeanceSad Wings Of DestinyPainkiller

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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: 
79/100 (from 182 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 79.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 79.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.1.

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From Villain 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 LedZep 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 YoungPunk 03/24/2018 22:32
The music of Hell! Weird and awesome!
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90/100
From elo269megv 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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70/100
From gtroda 02/15/2015 20:05
Best Track: Victim of Changes
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From RepoMan 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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From Jasonconfused 11/22/2012 06:10
This is the first GREAT Judas Priest album. Victim of Changes is one of the greatest Judas Priest songs ever. The Ripper and Island of Domination are other quite notable tracks here.
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From an_outlaw 04/28/2011 13:29
Perhaps I shouldn't have listened to Painkiller and Screaming For Vengance before listening to this one. Still a good album though and has songs which I wouldn't expect Judas Priest to write.
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From Bork 08/17/2010 19:24
A huge improvement over the poor debut album. No bad tracks present, but only three that really lift above the crowd: Victim of Changes, Tyrant, Island of Domination.
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Best Albums of 1976
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2. Station To Station by David Bowie
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