Album Review: "Point of Entry," Judas Priest

Priest's 1981 album Point of Entry, their seventh, is usually viewed as a dip in quality after British Steel (1980)I concur. You have to be hardcore into Priest to forgive "Don't Go", "Turning Circles", "You Say Yes", "All the Way", and "Troubleshooter." 

On the other hand, you have to be a moron not to love "Heading Out to the Highway", "Hot Rockin'", "Desert Planes", "Solar Angels", and "On the Run." 

In fact, "Desert Planes" conjurs up images of some lone Road Warrior type on his hog riding through miles of desert on an endless quest. 

Also, damn, the lyrics to "All the Way" are really gay. I try not to mention stuff like that when talking about Priest, but even at 12, I was like, why is he talking about a man in such a suggestive manner? Also, that song has "Hey Ricky" handclaps, so immediate fail. 

But Priest more than recovered with their masterpiece Screaming for Vengeance the following year.

Edwin Oslan
Revenge of Riff Raff
18th August, 2020
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