Dissident Aggressor

"Dissident Aggressor"
Song by Judas Priest
from the album Sin After Sin, A Touch of Evil: Live
GenreHeavy metal[1]
LabelCBS, Inc. (UK)
Columbia Records (US)
Songwriter(s)Halford, Downing, Tipton

"Dissident Aggressor" is a song by the British heavy metal band Judas Priest that was first released on Sin After Sin in 1977. In 2010, thirty-three years after its release, the song won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance after being rereleased as a live track on A Touch of Evil: Live.[2]

Description and analysis

"Dissident Aggressor" closes the album Sin After Sin, and is seguéd into from the slow ballad "Here Come the Tears". It is played aggressively on two guitars at a fast tempo; the bass and drums are heavy, and the vocals are screamed at high pitch.[3][page needed] The song features what Rolling Stone describes as "driving guitar riffs", and guitarists K. K. Downing and Glenn Tipton trade solos in the song.[4] Rolling Stone further describes the song as an "apocalyptic epic".[5]

Other Languages