Sin After Sin Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
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MP3 Music, November 6, 2001
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"Sinner" - From the opening wail of the guitar to the hard surging bass and guitar, this song makes me want to repent! Very Sabbath sounding. Some great guitar distortion and fantastic wah-wah solo by KK. Solid drumming from session man Simon Phillips (too bad he didn't join the band - he was the best drummer they had!) A classic metal epic/anthem. Rating - *****
"Diamonds and Rust" - A Joan Baez tune done right by JP and Rob. Joan is a great story-teller and Rob sings tremendously. Done at a mid-tempo pace. Very haunting. Fine drumming from Simon again makes this piece. I love this version. Rating - *****
"Starbreaker" - Drum solo opens the song for some hard crunching guitar. Rob is again in fine form. A quicker paced song. Solid bass playing from Ian and good drumming again. Rating - ****
"Last Rose Of Summer" - A GREAT piece! No matter that it is a ballad, it is just a fantastic song! Sung heart-wrenchingly by Rob. A great love song that would have been a hit if done by a pop singer. Rob's range is on full display here. A nice clean guitar accompanies the piece. Tremendous. I would love to hear it live! Put it in the live set! Rating - *****
"Let Us Prey/Call For The Priest" - I love this tune! Opens with a church sounding guitar and organ proceeding....into the fastest song on the album.Read more ›
now on with the individual review...
Sin After Sin is Judas Priest's debut in a sense. And in alot of ways. The major one being for a major label, CBS. The other being produced by (at the time) former-DP bassist Roger Glover.
This album pretty much sounds like no other in the Priest cannon.
It's metal, rock, contemporary, etc. THeir are beautiful ballads like Diamonds and Rust, Last Rose of Summer, and Here Come the Tears. Their is Rock like on Starbreaker, Call of the Priest.
And finally is their METAL. Sinner is just balls out METAL!Read more ›
For Metal People, Sabbath is our Beatles, AC/DC is our Stones, and, Priest is our Zeppelin. (No, actually Zepp is our Zepp) Like Sabbath before them, born from the filthy, impoverished, industrial hell-hole known as Birmingham UK, or rather, the remains of Birmingham, having not fully recovered from WWII, even by the late sixties. Also like Sabbath, this band was heavily influenced by it's dour and hopeless surroundings. With this album (their first on Columbia Records, and third overall) Priest's true sound was born. Shedding the Prog-Rock roots and melodramatic experimentation of its two predecessors (Don't get me wrong Sad Wings...is a masterpiece) you find a leaner, meaner, stripped down and stream lined sound. With shorter more focused songs. Though, some of the Prog-rock complexity remains. And that is the element that always gave Priest an edge over their peers. While Less epic than Sad Wings of Destiny, this album was the primer for things yet to come, particularly, main-stream success. Metal wasn't born with Sin After Sin, yet, it went into puberty with this release. The operatic vocals, the dual lead guitars, the epic lyrics, even, the Power Ballad (the beautiful: The Last Rose of Summer) were not cliché at the time, it was 1976 (when recorded) after all. This was innovation, this is what Metal had evolved into. Epic Hard(er) Rock minus The Blues. (No slide guitar or mandolins) This is also the first Priest album void of production issues. Roger Glover (of Deep Purple fame) in my opinion, does a fine job. Though, some still question the production quality, I think it's perfect. It's raw, and I think it was intended to be that way. However; all the levels are good, balanced and the overall sound is solid.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Classic Priest here from start to finish with no weakness whatsoever. Sinner is a blistering metal workout. Great cover version of Diamonds and Rust. Read morePublished 9 months ago by White Chicken
Hard to believe that this album came out in 1977?!! It may be tough to understand just how much Disco ruled the airwaves in the late 70's, but it was EVERYWHERE. Read morePublished 10 months ago by David Girod
awesome product, great seller, product was as described. thanks so muchPublished 12 months ago by Clarence A. Robinson
Great album, but they really should remaster this mix as the guitars & drums are to compressed.
Bring those guitars up & expand them and the cd would be extremely powerful.
Classic Priest. My favorite priest album. A very unique sounding album that shows how deep, beautiful, and complex good metal can [and should] be... Read morePublished 18 months ago by SLP-USA