Judas Priest, 'Screaming for Vengeance' (1982)
Everybody has their own Judas Priest record, and this one was mine. I know a lot of people talk about [their 1980 album] British Steel or they talk about [1990's] Painkiller or whatnot, but in between those, they put out the the perfect fucking power-metal album, outside of the stuff that Iron Maiden was doing, to my ears. Screaming For Vengeance was just so fucking dope, dude. Whether it was the opening with "The Hellion" right into "Electric Eye," or going into "You've Got Another Thing Coming," the whole fucking album is amazing. And the title track is ridiculous. Just hearing those fucking [screams], that crazy shit coming out of your fucking speakers. I was like, "What? Should I be listening to this, man?" But it was such a great album and it really showed their evolution, just how fucking amazing that band is.
A lot of people don't give Priest nearly enough credit. They talk about how they started, but they don't talk about their whole discography and just how different and how motivated they were with each record. They would change with every album, whether it was going a little lighter with [1988's] Ram It Down or coming back just screaming the fuck out of shit like Painkiller. They didn't have any limits. They're fucking brilliant, man. Still, to this day, they're one of my favorite bands.