Written By Rich Deckard
JUDAS PRIEST – SAD WINGS OF DESTINY
This record is awesome in many, many ways…
Lets start with the cover: love the art, which, given the title of this album ( which I also love lol ), Ive always interpreted as Lucifer. Look close and youll see the Priest symbol around his neck. Great stuff.
Moving on…the opening track is Victim of Changes. Victim of fricking Changes! Who opens an album with that?? There are many great bands whod give anything to have written a song that amazing…and Priest opens with this future, hall-of-fame classic.
Dreamer Deciever is most assuredly NOT a metal song, but who fuckin cares. It has some of the best vocals Rob has ever done. And Deceiver could be the grandfather of speed metal.
The Ripper and Genocide became live favs, fleshing out this stacked album; Priest’s second. One of the best sophomore efforts ever.
Yeah, I could’ve taken the easy route with British Steel, or Screaming For Vengence, but Sad Wings, with its beautiful dry, honest, 70s production and diverse collection of songs, is pound for pound my favorite Priest record.
Take that, Whiskey Woman!