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YMMV: Judas Priest
  • Award Snub: Finally defied at the beginning of 2010, they won a Grammy!
  • Awesome Music: They now have a page!!!
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The two-part song "Heavy Duty/Defenders of the Faith" starts out as an Intercourse with You song, then the lyrics abruptly switch to Heavy Meta.
  • Dork Age: Their material between 1984-1990. Some fans consider the Owens era to be another example of it.
  • Ear Worm: "Breaking the Law".
  • Epic Riff: "The Ripper" and "Breaking the Law".
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Most fans disregard the Owens era.
  • Growing the Beard: 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 Signature Style, and it wasn't until their fourth album (Stained Class, 1978) that they progressed to speed metal.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: One cannot help but listen to "Brain Dead" and think of the Terri Schiavo case.
  • It's Popular, Now It Sucks: They appeared on the season 10 finale of American Idol to perform "Living After Midnight" and "Breaking The Law" with third-place runner up James Durbin. Cue Priest fans crying sell-out everywhere.
  • Love It or Hate It: Turbo. Even Rob Halford himself in a 2008 interview said it's the "love/hate Judas Priest album".
  • Magnum Opus: 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.
  • Nightmare Fuel: "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 Horror Tropes.
  • Paranoia Fuel: "Electric Eye."
  • Seinfeld Is Unfunny: Many aspects of their music and stage performance seem incredibly 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.
  • So Bad, It's Good: Much of their glam material, from the point of view of a fan of their heavier work.

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