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Judas Priest

Point of Entry

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Category: Heavy Metal

Year: 1981

Label: Columbia Records

Catalog Number: CK-37052

Average Rating: 82 / 100 (12 ratings)

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Judas Priest Point of Entry Album Cover Judas Priest Point of Entry Album Cover

K.K. Downing guitar
Rob Halford vocals
Ian Hill bass
Dave Holland drums
Glenn Tipton guitar
1.  Heading Out to the Highway  3:47
2.  Don't Go  3:18
3.  Hot Rockin'  3:17
4.  Turning Circles  3:42
5.  Desert Plains  4:36
6.  Solar Angels  4:04
7.  You Say Yes  3:29
8.  All the Way  3:42
9.  Troubleshooter  4:00
10.  On the Run  3:47
11.  Thunder Road bonus track  5:12
12.  Desert Plains live bonus track  :57
Total Running Time:  43:51

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Scandinavia Date: September 3, 2003 at 12:11
The course for simplicity was set on "British Steel" & this album continued in that vein...A real plunge from former glory technically speaking that is...Some all time live classics here too...But all in all too little diversity & innovativity here...

From: Kim HP Date: October 9, 2003 at 22:33
'Point of Entry' is often regarded as one of the worst Priest albums. Not by me. I actually prefer this one over 'British Steel'. Songs like 'Hot Rockin', "Heading out..." and 'Desert Plains' are far better than the majority of 'Bristish Steel'.

From: K.K. Date: February 1, 2004 at 10:19

From: J Watson Date: February 16, 2004 at 0:41
Point of Entry is an ass kickin album, also did you know it came with 2 front covers, one for the united states, and one foe europe!

From: J Watson Date: February 16, 2004 at 0:42
for europe, not foe europe. sorry for the bad typing

From: Metal T Date: June 28, 2004 at 0:07
Priest' most definitely fit the criteria for HH. They have a ton of melodic stuff-They've either influenced or inspired half the bands on this site and HH !

From: Big Papa K Date: July 7, 2004 at 18:00
On this album, they simplify the music even more than on "British Steel", in fact this sounds like a tired rehash of that album. "Heading Out To The Highway" sounds like it would have fit great on the previous album, but the rest is just average. 7/10

From: Metal T Date: December 17, 2004 at 13:32
Wow,Is it me or does the drum sound on everything in the "Dave Holland Era" suck.He often sounds like a sterile f**king drum machine.Hate to be critical,but its too bad for us that Scott Travis' didn't join up early on in Priest' . "Heading Out To The Highway" and "Desert Plains" are good songs.Yet,by contrast "Don't Go,"Hot Rockin' etc are complete and total sh*t . ----

From: metal rulz Date: December 21, 2004 at 23:16
I hate to say bad things about a great band, specially JUDAS PRIEST...but I find this album a really boring one. "Heading Out To The Highway", "Hot Rocking", and "Desert Plains" are the only stand-outs.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: May 14, 2005 at 11:43
Casi en las venas del British Steel estos por ser albums de comienzos dedecada y con esa influencia de los 70 que se nota, pero que tiene sus buenos cortes el caso por ejemplo de Desert Plains un gran corte de Heavy/Hard.

From: schenker fan Date: July 4, 2005 at 14:16
I guess that I am in the minority, but I have always really liked this album tremendously (bought it on vinyl when it was released). I consider this their best AFTER "Stained Class," "Hell Bent..." and "Unleashed..." The riffs are catchy. I prefer it to "British Steel" but that's a good one too.

From: aorluver Date: January 22, 2010 at 9:39
A major disappointment compared to STEEL And to think it was just a year away...

From: halfordhughes Date: June 2, 2011 at 13:36
this is underrated.....pop style judas priest.....very good!!!

From: pie75 Date: June 20, 2012 at 1:31
don't know why this has some bad reviews i like it not near as good as the classic brithish steele (vengance should've been the follow up there) but it has some good songs heading out to the highway is cool as is desert plains it's not that bad an album people

From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 9, 2014 at 10:22
"Hot Rocking" is my fave track in here and is obviously followed by the other "hit single" "Heading Out To The Highway"...other appealing songs are tracks 5,6,7,9 & 10...a cool rocking album but without too much hesitation IMHO...83/100

From: Doug Date: November 18, 2014 at 12:39
Man, I used to play the heck out of this album in college. Yeah, its a bit "lighter" than other Priest albums but it still rocks.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: July 11, 2017 at 15:18
To me, Point Of Entry is like a twin to British Steel. The overall sound of the album is nearly identical to its predecessor, to where you could easily picture the two being recorded at the same time. The difference lies in the songs, as there are fewer standouts, and somewhat more of an emphasis on melody and less on crushing (for the time) riffs. In the end, Point Of Entry comes off as a little more "hard rock" than "heavy metal," if you will. But "Desert Plains" is one of my all-time favorite Priest songs, and the other singles "Heading Out To The Highway" and "Hot Rockin'" (despite its cringe-worthy video) are classics as well. But there's no denying songs like "Don't Go," "Turning Circles" and "Troubleshooter" are filler.

From: hair metal again Date: March 9, 2020 at 7:46
very good album once again for JUDAS PRIEST and as Doghouse states this one is more on the hard rock territory than heavy metal !the quality is here ,the vocals ,the guitar solos that marked their sound but the speed is gone and the songs are in a mid tempo hard rocking style !"heading out to the highway " is a classic and "desert plains",'hot rockin",'"dont go" are fine songs also!every PRIEST album is a must have

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 15, 2020 at 15:02
I revisited this album over weekend, as I sometimes take a notion to do. And the thing that struck me is that, as seen in comments above and basically anywhere else Point Of Entry is discussed, there are three songs that are almost universally acknowledged as Priest classics ... and seven others that are almost never mentioned. I know "Solar Angels" is kind of a dark horse, and they opened shows with it on this tour, but that seems so strange to me given its slow tempo and general lack of a hook. Never been a favorite of mine in any way. Otherwise ... I dunno, man! "You Say Yes" has a bouncy, rock 'n' roll rhythm to it that's kinda fun. Maybe this didn't seem like too much of a disappointment at the time, to the average American listener?

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