Screaming for Vengeance is the eighth studio album by British heavy metal band Judas Priest, released on 17 July 1982 through Columbia Records. While British Steel before it was seen as the band's breakthrough album, Screaming for Vengeance was when they started to make a commercial breakthrough in North America, reaching platinum certification from the RIAA within a year of its release. While they never generated a top 40 radio hit through their career, "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" was their highest charting hit in the US, at #67.
- "The Hellion" (0:41)
- "Electric Eye" (3:39)
- "Riding on the Wind" (3:07)
- "Bloodstone" (3:51)
- "(Take These) Chains" (3:07)
- "Pain and Pleasure" (4:17)
- "Screaming for Vengeance" (4:43)
- "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" (5:09)
- "Fever" (5:20)
- "Devil's Child" (4:48)
- K. K. Downing - guitars
- Rob Halford - vocals
- Ian Hill - bass
- Dave Holland - drums
- Glenn Tipton - guitars
You've got another thing tropin':
- Ambition Is Evil: Inverted with "You've Got Another Thing Comin'".
- Big Brother Is Watching: "Electric Eye"."I'm made of metal
My circuits gleam
I am perpetual
I keep the country clean."
- Destructive Romance: "Pain and Pleasure."
- Instrumentals: "The Hellion"
- Miniscule Rocking: "The Hellion" was a brief instrumental leading into "Electric Eye"
- Rebellious Spirit: The title track is basically about embracing this.
- Siamese Twin Songs: "The Hellion" always transitions into "Electric Eye"
- Spy Satellite: "Electric Eye", coupled with Big Brother Is Watching.'
- Title-Only Chorus: "Bloodstone"'s chorus is the word uttered four times.
- Ur-Example: Thrash metal was still roughly one year down the road, but the title track is definitely an obvious precursor to the genre.