Defenders of the Faith was an incredible album. It raised the bar for all metal bands. It was amazing then that after such a strong album they took a huge hit from fans with the release of the next album Turbo. Metal heads were clearly not keen on the Priest fiddling with synthesisers. Although Turbo was still heavy it was widely seen as Priest going soft. In the passage of time Turbo is great but Defenders of the Faith set the record straight, very fucking straight.