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Point of Entry [Bonus Tracks]
     

Point of Entry [Bonus Tracks]

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by Judas Priest
 

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Having reinvented themselves as an arena metal act with the hugely successful British Steel, Judas Priest naturally opted to stay the course with Point of Entry, keeping things simple while adding a bluesy boogie in places, a sound they hadn't really attempted in quite some time. However, where British Steel's simplicity was an effective reworking

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Having reinvented themselves as an arena metal act with the hugely successful British Steel, Judas Priest naturally opted to stay the course with Point of Entry, keeping things simple while adding a bluesy boogie in places, a sound they hadn't really attempted in quite some time. However, where British Steel's simplicity was an effective reworking of the band's sound, Point of Entry's songs aren't always up to par, making its less well-crafted tracks sound like lunkheaded, low-effort filler. When Point of Entry works, it works well -- "Heading Out to the Highway," "Solar Angels," and "Desert Plains," for example, are great, driving hard rock songs, but British rock anthem hits "Don't Go" and "Hot Rockin'" seem oddly generic given Priest's reputation for inventiveness. Even if Point of Entry is somewhat disappointing overall, though, it's partly because of the album's genre-transforming predecessors; it does have enough good moments to make it worthwhile to diehards and fans of the group's more commercial '80s output. [The 2001 Columbia/Legacy reissue adds two bonus tracks: "Thunder Road" and a live version of "Desert Plains."]

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Release Date:
05/29/2001
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998543621
catalogNumber:
85436

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Point of Entry 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
"Point Of Entry" of Judas Priest may be what "Axis: Bold As Love" is to The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Underrated follow-up albums to two super, classic efforts: "British Steel" and "Are You Experienced", respectively. "Point of Entry" is full of memorable, rocking cuts. They may not sound too varied or interesting when you listen to them altogether, but each of them has an identity all its own individually (at least that's what I found). I grew up listening to songs like "Desert Plains", "Solar Angels", and "Heading Out To The Highway". Although this album isn't as "metal" as many other Priest releases, it's unique on its own and shouldn't disappoint any Judas Priest fan. If you like Judas Priest, or just rock and metal in general, you'd probably find "Point of Entry" a worthwhile listen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
"Point of Entry" is a good album.Standout tracks "Heading Out to The Highway", "Solar Angels","Hot Rockin" and my favorite "Desert Plains."