Guitarist Sammy Duet knows a thing or two about metal – the man played with Acid Bath in the '90s, Crowbar in the late '90s and early 2000s, and is currently ripping it up in Goatwhore. So what got Duet into metal in the first place? Of course the classics like Black Sabbath and AC/DC, but the one that really did it was Judas Priest's 1981 record Point of Entry.
In an interview with Metal Injection, Duet cited the album as the one that really "drove the nail home" for him and expressed (as the rest of us always hope) that Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford lives forever.
"I would definitely say, of course I had the Black Sabbath and all that stuff and the AC/DC. That was kind of what started it. But I think the one that really drove the nail home as far as you're talking about would be Judas Priest's Point of Entry. You know, that was the first Judas Priest record I'd ever heard. And that's when they really started embracing the black leather and the spikes and studs.
"And you had K.K. Downing with the big red flying V and I was like this is where I need to be! So thank you, K.K. Downing. Yeah, [Judas Priest] are unstoppable. It's insane that Rob Halford can still do what he does at his age. I love that man. I hope that man continues. I hope that guy finds the fountain of youth so he never dies and just continues to be the metal god for generations to come."
Point Of Entry spawned two songs that have been played a good amount of times over the years "Heading Out to the Highway" and "Desert Plains," though largely has been viewed as a departure for the band. Personally, I've always been a fan of the band's less popular albums like Point Of Entry and Turbo, but I totally get why Point Of Entry has been viewed as divisive.