Judas Priest

Ram It Down/British Steel/Screaming for Vengeance

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This three-fer from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal legends rounds up a trio of long-players from the 1980s. The magnificent British Steel (1980) featured two of the band's most enduring singles ("Breaking the Law" and "Livin' After Midnight"), as did their 1982 commercial breakthrough Screaming for Vengeance ("You've Got Another Thing Comin'" and "Electric Eye"), while 1988's Ram It Down, despite arriving near the end of the pre-grunge metal boom, managed to go gold on the strength of songs like "Blood Red Skies," "Hard as Iron," and the blistering title cut.

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