When the NIHOF committee gathered to discuss our next entrant we did what we could to forget the terrible Mark Wahlberg movie (Rock Star) that was loosely based on them. Instead we chose to focus on how important Judas Priest was in Heavy Metal’s progression.
There are some fans of the genre who have debated that the work of Judas Priest in the 70’s was more important to Metal than anything current Hall members Black Sabbath ever did. That may be a very bold statement, but it can’t be overlooked is that those early albums laid the fabric for the Thrash sound that would occur years later. The 80’s saw Priest as one of the few Metal acts who were able to create radio friendly hooks while still keeping a Metal sound that did not alienate their core fans. From Rob Halford’s high pitched Heavy Metal wail to the guitar attacks of K.K. Downing and Glenn Tipton, they have earned nickname of “Metal Gods”. Of course, looking at the list of those enshrined, being a Metal God certainly does not ensure induction.
Should Judas Priest be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put them in! - 90%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 4.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.9%
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