* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Americans Love Judas Priest]]: Not that they were never popular in the UK and other areas, but they were adored in the United States, being the most commercially popular NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal band [[EagleLand there]].
* 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.
** "Electric Eye", in lieu of the privacy violation accusations big websites such as Website/{{Facebook}} and Website/{{Google}} are facing.
* LoveItOrHateIt: ''Turbo''. Even Rob Halford himself in a 2008 interview said it's the "love/hate Judas Priest album".
** 1981's ''Point of Entry'' is also this for fans. Fans either love it for its return to the band's 70's BluesRock influenced sound and the inclusion of fan favorites like "Heading Out to the Highway", "Desert Plains", and "Hot Rockin"; or they hate it for the radio-friendly rock sound after the heavier ''British Steel'' and inclusion of some of the worst songs the band has ever done, including the infamous "swing metal" styling of "You Say Yes".
* 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.
* {{Narm}}:
** The 1998 version of "Rapid Fire" reaches new levels of absurdity with Ripper's over-the-top vocals.
--->''BREATHING FIRE!''
** 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.
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