Judas Priest founder and long-time bassist Ian Hill was just lately interviewed by Andrew Daly for Vinyl Author Music.
Daly requested Hill concerning the affect of the album Screaming For Vengeance (1982) on Judas Priest‘s sound thereafter to which the bassist replied: “You would see the development from Level of Entry to Screaming for Vengeance for positive. I believe we felt that
Level of Entry was slightly bit extra business, so we wished to harden issues up a bit with Screaming for Vengeance, and it reveals, I believe. It actually helped that it was acquired very properly by everybody, not simply the followers however the music press as properly. The followers, media, and radio stations all picked up on it. And as soon as that occurred, like I stated, issues broke open in an enormous means within the States for us.”
When it comes to whether or not Screaming For Vengeance is Judas Priest at its peak, Hill opined: “Yeah, I imply, metallic was on the prime there for some time, and we have been actually proper there too. It was a time when metallic lastly had a possibility to lift its head above the parapet when you like, and it was using excessive there for some time. Screaming for Vengeance kicked off issues for us commercially in an enormous means, however the band’s peak was in all probability Defenders of the Religion, which got here subsequent. That was a extra polished model of Screaming for Vengeance, and it was the final album alongside these strains. The album that got here subsequent, Turbo, was very experimental, with it the synthesizer guitars and what have you ever. After which, after that, we went with a a lot tougher edge on Painkiller, which was in all probability a response to the place we have been within the late ’80s.”
You may learn the remainder of the interview with Ian Hill at Vinyl Author Music‘s web site.
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