* AwardSnub: [[http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=140574 Finally]] [[DefiedTrope defied]] at the beginning of 2010, they won a Grammy!
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[AwesomeMusic/JudasPriest They now have a page!!!]]
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The two-part song "Heavy Duty/Defenders of the Faith" starts out as an IntercourseWithYou song, then the lyrics abruptly switch to HeavyMeta.
* DorkAge: Their material between 1984-1990. Some fans consider the Owens era to be another example of it.
* EarWorm: "Breaking the Law".
* EpicRiff: "The Ripper" and "Breaking the Law".
* FanonDiscontinuity: Most fans disregard the Owens era.
* GrowingTheBeard: They started recording in 1974, but it wasn't until their second album (''Sad Wings of Destiny'', 1976) that they developed the metal sound that became their SignatureStyle, and it wasn't until their fourth album (''Stained Class'', 1978) that they progressed to speed metal.
* HarsherInHindsight: One cannot help but listen to "Brain Dead" and think of the Terri Schiavo case.
* ItsPopularNowItSucks: They appeared on the season 10 finale of ''Main/AmericanIdol'' to perform "Living After Midnight" and "Breaking The Law" with third-place runner up James Durbin. Cue Priest fans crying sell-out everywhere.
* LoveItOrHateIt: ''Turbo''. Even Rob Halford himself in a 2008 interview said it's the "love/hate Judas Priest album".
* MagnumOpus: Judas Preist fans are constantly debating what the band's best album is, but ''Screaming For Vengeance'', ''British Steel'', and ''Painkiller'' are some of the more popular choices.
** The 1998 version of "Rapid Fire" reaches new levels of absurdity with Ripper's over-the-top vocals.
** Halford sings so high during parts of Deceiver that it is nearly impossible to work out what he's saying.
* NightmareFuel: "Winter Retreat" from the first album is very, very disturbing.
** "Night Crawler" from ''Painkiller'' is about a flesh-eating Monster terrorizing a small town and the unlucky family who ends up as his meal for the night. The lyrics are very tense and makes good use of many HorrorTropes.
* ParanoiaFuel: "Electric Eye."
%% * TearJerker: "Beyond The Realms Of Death" from ''Stained Class'', and the appropriately named "Here Come the Tears" from ''Sin After Sin''.
%% ** No mention of "Before The Dawn" from ''Hell Bent For Leather''?
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Many aspects of their music and stage performance seem incredibly [[ClicheStorm clichéd]] - until you realise they are the ones who started those clichés in the first place. Because of this, while you'd be hard-pressed to find a metalhead who doesn't enjoy at least some of their music, many are left wondering what was so special about them.
* SoBadItsGood: Much of their glam material, from the point of view of a fan of their heavier work.
** Their earliest BluesRock output before they evolved to HeavyMetal has also drawn derision.