BT: Judas Priest – A Touch of Evil
From “Hard as Iron” something sharper than steel – “A Touch of Evil.”
The best version of this song is a live recording performed during the Ripper Owens-era, as mentioned below.
Actually, unless the quality is poor, all live recordings of this track are way better than the studio recording. The synthesizers during the songs intro detract from its overall power. Live, the synthesizers are replaced by Glenn Tipton’s electric guitar. Synthesizers have a time and place, but not on this song and definitely not with this band.
The track below appears on the 2003 CD/DVD release Live in London, which was in 2001 at Brixton Academy.
The only way to play this song is deafeningly loud.