Sin After Sin is the third studio album by English heavy metal band Judas Priest, released on 8 April 1977 by Columbia Records. Produced by Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover, it was the band's major label debut, their first album for the label, and their only album to feature drummer Simon Phillips, a studio musician who replaced original drummer Alan Moore for the recording sessions.
The album was a commercial success, reaching number 34 on the UK Albums Chart and number 113 on the US Billboard 200. It was also the band's first album to feature the song "Sinner", which became a live staple and was later covered by bands such as Metallica and Megadeth.
Sin After Sin is considered to be a transitional album for Judas Priest, as it marked the band's move away from their blues-inspired sound and towards a more heavy metal sound. The album features a heavier, more aggressive guitar sound, as well as more complex song structures and arrangements.
The album was well-received by critics, with many praising the band's new direction. AllMusic critic Eduardo Rivadavia called it "a major step forward for the band, both sonically and lyrically". The album has also been cited as an influence by many other heavy metal bands, including Metallica, Megadeth, and Pantera.
Sin After Sin is a classic heavy metal album that helped to establish Judas Priest as one of the most important bands in the genre. It is a must-have for any fan of heavy metal music.
|Original Release: 1977.|
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|Type: jewel case.|