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[[PunctuatedForEmphasis HE! IS! THE! T! V! TROPES!]] ''[[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic THIS! IS! THE! T! V! TROPES!]]''
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* While it's generally overlooked in favor of their later albums, ''Rocka Rolla'' did have its fair share of awesome music.
** She was a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9UM4N5sGBs Cheater!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuXoalKim9c "Run of the Mill"]] remains to this day one of their most powerful softer songs.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxwtk74ApDU The title track]] is a particularly fun little EarWorm.
* If we're talking about SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic, we shouldn't forget ''Sad Wings of Destiny''.
** All hear my warning, never turn your back on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhpGDCInUoc "The Ripper"]].
** And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKSU1W0ZUmQ "Victim of Changes"]].
** Rob's scream on "Dreamer Deciever".
%%** "TYRANT, CAPTURER OF HUMANITY! TYRANT, CONQUERER OF ALL!" Perhaps the greatest villain-song of all time.
* 1977's ''Sin After Sin'' gave us many great tracks.
** "Dissident Aggressor", a song with one of Halford's greatest screams IN THE INTRO.
** "Sinner" had one of their best {{Epic Riff}}s.
* 1978's ''Stained Class''.
** ''Nobody'' else had done anything as heavy as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO2DYwvseiY "Exciter"]] in 1978.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y60Mo_Nmydg "Beyond the Realms of Death"]] is just beautiful.
* From 1979's ''Killing Machine'':
** "Delivering the Goods". Not even Van Halen had performed riffs that fast!
%%** "The Green Manalishi With the Two Pronged Crown".
* ''British Steel'', start to finish.
** Especially [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhXUutpELRA "Rapid Fire"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RATEoDH9WiY "Breaking the Law"]].
%%** LIVIN! AFTER MIDNIGHT! ROCKING! TO THE DAWN! LOVING! 'TILL THE MORNING! THEN I'M GONE! I'M GONE!!!
* ''Point of Entry'' is kind of a blah album, but it has awesome stuff in there.
** "Hot Rockin'" really stands out. It's the perfect anthem for a night on the town - assuming, of course, that your date is a leather-and-spandex-clad biker chick.
%%** SO I'M HEADIN' OUT TO THE HIGHWAY! I'VE GOT NOTHING TO LOSE AT ALL!
* ''Screaming for Vengeance'', start to finish.
** "The Hellion", probably, the greatest intro track of all time. Unbelievably epic.
** ''I'M MADE OF METAL~! MY CIRCUITS GLEAM~! I AM PERPETUAL, I KEEP THE COUNTRY CLEAN~! I'M ELECTED, ELECTRIC SPY! I'M ELECTED,'' '''''PRO-TECTED, DE-TECTED, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WL_2p-NvWI ELECTRIC EYEEEEEEEEEEEEE!]]'''''
** '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K_12NlT_bQ YES I'M RIDIN', RIDIN' ON THE WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNDDDDD!!!]]''' Especially the guitar solo.
** '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omz4pHuM5zU BLOODSTONE!]]''' The opening riff is one the grooviest {{Ear Worm}}s you will ever hear in a metal song.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaOPV9EE0cQ "Prisoner of Your Eyes"]] was originally going to be on ''Turbo'', but it was cut. Luckily, it found its way on the 2001 remaster of ''Screaming For Vengeance'' and what we got was one of the most epic power ballads ever written by a metal band. Especially when the chorus kicks in.
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biXnwOMznkg "You've Got Another Thing Comin'"]].
* ''Defenders Of The Faith'' has several gems:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLMuv5dc-rQ&fmt=18 "The Sentinel"]], which has Glenn and K.K.'s best "guitar duel" ever recorded.
--> ''SWORN TO AVENGE'' \\
''CONDEMNED TO HELL'' \\
''TEMPT NOT THE BLADE'' \\
''ALL FEAR THE SEEEEEEEEEEEEEENTINEL!''
** The bafflingly hot [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFCZDNwomRA "Eat Me Alive"]] in which they troll the PMRC [[http://www.nndb.com/lists/405/000093126/ with amazing results]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=206m_H8GzmY "Freewheel Burning"]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_s-49rNCdw&ob=av3n The music video]] is the distilled essence of [[MundaneMadeAwesome What Do You Mean, It's Not Awesome?]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6UiJJXCt1E "Rock Hard, Ride Free"]]. Words to live your life by.
** The HeavyMeta anthem "Heavy Duty / Defenders of the Faith".
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSCLyrxb0no "Love Bites"]]: Extended interlocking guitar solos ''and'' a scream that makes Halford sound like he's turning into a werewolf.
* ''Turbo'' always seems to get slammed by hardcore metal fans, but it has its share of awesome:
** "Out in the Cold". Creepy Gothic synthesizers, a slowly epic riff, and an unabashed dark romanticism make this one a winner.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhY9GOhFwN4 IIIIII'M! YOUR! TUUUUURRBOOOOO LOOOOVEEEEEER! TEEELLLLL ME! THERE'S NO! OTHEEEERRR!]]
** The unabashed 'I'm better than you' of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jTJ81da2IU "Private Property".]]
* ''Ram It Down'' has:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtnW8w3e-7Q "Blood Red Skies"]], probably the definitive anthem for a ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''-esque [[RobotWar war against the machines]].
** The title track. It's the album opener, so naturally the first thing you hear is [[CarefulWithThatAxe a piercing]] ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtu20Ejv3SI AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-]]''. And of course, the CrazyAwesome lyrics:
--->[[SerialEscalation Thousand of cars and a million guitars]] \\
Screaming with power in the air \\
We've found the place where the decibels race \\
This army of rock will be there!
** The made-for-AudienceParticipationSong chorus of "Heavy Metal". WHAT DO YOU WANT?! HEAVY METAL!
** The epic BadassBoast that is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_fJ5SSV_Vo "Hard as Iron"]].
* ''Painkiller'', start to finish.
** '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS6-vI70oc0 FAS-TER-THAN-A-LA-SER-BUL-LET! LOU-DER-THAN-AN-AT-OM-BOMB!]]'''
** The AffablyEvil [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gQH1IEMf4Q "A Touch Of Evil"]] IN THE NIGHT, COME TO ME, YOU KNOW I WANT YOUR TOUCH OF EVIL!!! [[EvilIsSexy It's definitely one of the sexiest heavy metal songs of all time.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJ7ZvmPU7xI "All Guns Blazing"]]. A very apt name.
** Even more epic on ''Painkiller'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhvUpykF7OM "One Shot At Glory"]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN4zTDFvJuQ Leather Rebel! LIGHTNING IN THE DARK! Leather Rebel! With a burning heart!]]
** The largely underrated [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfKPKluQuXA "Hell Patrol"]], best known for coining the terms "vaporapeize" and "paratamize".
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOGMQ-ySqOY "Between the Hammer and the Anvil"]] which should be the theme of the [[UsefulNotes/TheSpanishInquisition Inquisition]]. ''Every'' Inquisition.
** "HERE COMES THE [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yobDKUDcfQI METAL MELTDOWN]] RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!"
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t2XPPqglb8 "Living Bad Dreams"]] which they waited over 10 years to finally release.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ifwh_R3XUFY "Nightcrawler"]].
* ''Jugulator'':
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBiEhMqM_0o "Bullet Train"]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTaDvzVBrSM "Cathedral Spires"]].
* ''Demolition'' has:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHTepXW81oI "Subterfuge"]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgVAUQ8MPso "Feed On Me"]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUyQe3FqWAQ "One On One"]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgTzaPgtrow "Machine Man]].
* ''Angel of Retribution'', the group's big comeback album in 2005, is much better than you'd expect. Standouts:
** "Deal With the Devil" (classic '80s-style metal, but doesn't sound dated at all).
** "Revolution" (a lot like Queen's "We Will Rock You", but even more {{Badass}}).
** "Worth Fighting For" (a lusciously melancholy cowboy/Western-style number, with a Buck Owens-like riff and Rob singing in a decent American accent; he even sounds a bit like Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots!).
** "Hellrider" (Yes, it's a bit {{Narm}}-y, with Rob sounding kind of like [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the Wicked Witch of the West]] at some points, but it's damn near irresistible.)
** '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jazmdoxlpY JUDAS IS RISIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNGG!]]'''
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n19nUjLDg9I NOOOOOOOOSTRADAMUS!!!]] VIIIIIIIINDICATION!!! NOOOOOOOOOSTRADAMUS!!! IIIIIIISSSSSSSS AAAAAAAAAAVEENGEEEEEEED!!!
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItrudYGZkV8 I AM NOSTRADAMUS!!!]] Do you believe? I AM NOSTRADAMUS!!!! That I can see?
* With classic Priest-sounding tracks like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tYzuz_0QvQ "Down in Flames"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_LVmLGmu7U "March of the Damned"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VddfDsrVdcs "Halls of Valhalla"]], ''Redeemer of Souls'' proves that there's life after K.K. Downing.
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