|Song by Judas Priest|
|from the album Sin After Sin, A Touch of Evil: Live|
|Label||CBS, 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 .
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