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(Revolver Magazine)   Metal Gods Judas Priest release their first new album in six years. Here's their first cut off it "Redeemer of Souls". \m/   (revolvermag.com) divider line 55
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2014-04-28 08:04:33 PM
Not bad. His voice has held up better than I thought it would.
 
2014-04-28 09:22:58 PM
Bonham
 
2014-04-28 10:09:54 PM
Metal gods?
 
2014-04-28 10:38:16 PM
1. It's a little hard to make out on my laptop speakers, but I'm pretty sure the verse is Hell Patrol, or at least within one or two notes.

2. Yeah, just got to the middle-eight with the same key change and everything. Hell Patrol.

3. I can't help noticing that Rob's high screams are only present, very quietly, in the background here and there. Meanwhile his next-highest voice is sounding about as strained as Dickinson's these days.
 
2014-04-28 10:45:00 PM

Lokasenna: 1. It's a little hard to make out on my laptop speakers, but I'm pretty sure the verse is Hell Patrol, or at least within one or two notes.

2. Yeah, just got to the middle-eight with the same key change and everything. Hell Patrol.

3. I can't help noticing that Rob's high screams are only present, very quietly, in the background here and there. Meanwhile his next-highest voice is sounding about as strained as Dickinson's these days.


Wouldn't be the first time priest has reused a song for another one. See: Fight For Your Life/Rock Hard, Ride Free
 
2014-04-28 10:45:37 PM
boring.....zzzzzzzzzzzz
 
2014-04-28 10:54:25 PM

Nadie_AZ: Metal gods?


Only if it is referring to the framework of the wheelchairs that the band members use to get on stage
 
2014-04-28 11:11:12 PM
If you get a chance, give a listen to their last album, "Nostradamus". It's unbelievably farking terrible.
 
2014-04-28 11:49:54 PM
Yep, sounds like Priest.
 
kab
2014-04-28 11:52:36 PM

Fark You I'm Drunk: If you get a chance, give a listen to their last album, "Nostradamus". It's unbelievably farking terrible.


Indeed.

This tune sounds like what you'd expect of a band their age, who still felt the need to prove something I suppose.

What JP in their prime might sound like:

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2014-04-28 11:57:26 PM

Fark You I'm Drunk: If you get a chance, give a listen to their last album, "Nostradamus". It's unbelievably farking terrible.


Could it be worse than Demolition?  I wasn't a big fan of Jugulator originally, but I think it stands up better now that some time has passed.  I appreciate Halford, but Ripper could hold his own.  '98 Metal Meltdown is still a phenomenal album.
 
2014-04-28 11:57:51 PM

Fark You I'm Drunk: If you get a chance, give a listen to their last album, "Nostradamus". It's unbelievably farking terrible.


They were supposed to do an album about Jack the Ripper too.  And I'm not just confusing them with Spinal Tap!.
I've loved everything they've done, including the Ripper years; but I couldn't even listen to any of Nostradamus.

Redeemer of Souls sounds good so far.  Me likey.
 
2014-04-29 12:02:52 AM
Lyrics and lyrical phrasing are always the first things to go as a band ages.
 
2014-04-29 12:29:15 AM
Music from 1990, vocals from 2014. :(
 
2014-04-29 12:40:56 AM
WTF K.K. Downing quit?
 
2014-04-29 12:43:11 AM

The Pope of Manwich Village: Lyrics and lyrical phrasing are always the first things to go as a band ages.


Are we still doing phrasing?
 
2014-04-29 12:54:02 AM
That was awful. I love old-school heavy metal in all its cheesy, screaming glory, but this is just bad.

The dynamic range is so compressed I thought for a moment my speakers weren't plugged in all the way. It sounds muddy, indistinct, and it's painfully obvious that the singer's voice has been shot for years. The music itself is uninspired and mechanical, and the lyrics are boring.

Even gods should know when to hang it up.
 
2014-04-29 12:59:01 AM

stonelotus: WTF K.K. Downing quit?


He quit in the middle of their farewell tour. Pissed off a ton of people who had already bought tickets.
 
2014-04-29 01:00:57 AM

TuteTibiImperes: Fark You I'm Drunk: If you get a chance, give a listen to their last album, "Nostradamus". It's unbelievably farking terrible.

Could it be worse than Demolition?  I wasn't a big fan of Jugulator originally, but I think it stands up better now that some time has passed.  I appreciate Halford, but Ripper could hold his own.  '98 Metal Meltdown is still a phenomenal album.


Yes. It's God awful. The premise, a concept album centered around Nostradamus, is already a terrible idea. But the music is ridiculously bad.
 
2014-04-29 01:04:05 AM
It's Judas Priest, not Pink Floyd or Bob Dylan.  It's Priest.  Awesome.  You want soul searching music go listen to Alanis Morrisette,  You want 80's metal, Priest or Maiden.
 
2014-04-29 01:05:31 AM

The Pope of Manwich Village: Lyrics and lyrical phrasing are always the first things to go as a band ages.


He's still got more range than Robert Plant, and Wayne Newton basically has no vocal chords left. Jack Bruce on the other hand has managed to keep it together remarkably well, but the guy had something like a 3 octave range to begin with, but still, the guy's 70.
 
2014-04-29 01:15:21 AM

Fark You I'm Drunk: TuteTibiImperes: Fark You I'm Drunk: If you get a chance, give a listen to their last album, "Nostradamus". It's unbelievably farking terrible.

Could it be worse than Demolition?  I wasn't a big fan of Jugulator originally, but I think it stands up better now that some time has passed.  I appreciate Halford, but Ripper could hold his own.  '98 Metal Meltdown is still a phenomenal album.

Yes. It's God awful. The premise, a concept album centered around Nostradamus, is already a terrible idea. But the music is ridiculously bad.


A misfire, and this is from a guy who thought "Lochness" was an awesome song. But the  Epitaphtour was fun as hell. New single's decent enough (not really exciting), I'll still buy t first day and catch the tour.
 
2014-04-29 01:28:25 AM
Don't listen to it backwards or you could end up an arseface.
 
2014-04-29 02:07:40 AM
Priest is still a great band. I noticed Halford wasn't hitting the super high notes, and I'm curious if he still has it. The music itself plodded along just fine, dudes in their 60's aren't all about speed and heaviness like they used to be, Hell, even Maiden has slowed down a step.

I'm still gonna buy it.
 
2014-04-29 02:47:53 AM
I farking love Judas Priest. IMO Screaming for Vegeance is of of the best metal albums of all time. British Steel and Painkiller are also timeless classics.

So yeah, I'll be getting this album the day it comes out. Even if it's sub-par as far as Priest albums go, I'll probably like it better than most music coming out these days.

/Motorhead's newest album was pretty badass too.
 
2014-04-29 03:53:44 AM

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Yes. It's God awful. The premise, a concept album centered around Nostradamus, is already a terrible idea. But the music is ridiculously bad.

A misfire, and this is from a guy who thought "Lochness" was an awesome song. But the  Epitaphtour was fun as hell. New single's decent enough (not really exciting), I'll still buy t first day and catch the tour.


Nostradamus was just a dull album. I don't know why they felt like it was needed, but whatever. They've gotten to the point in their careers that fans will forgive them for just about anything as long as they go out on tour. Speaking of which, didn't they say they were done with touring? Seeing as how the last tour was their 'Farewell Tour' and all?  Not that it's stopped pretty much any other band ever from continuing to tour.
 
2014-04-29 04:23:59 AM

Smashed Hat: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Yes. It's God awful. The premise, a concept album centered around Nostradamus, is already a terrible idea. But the music is ridiculously bad.

A misfire, and this is from a guy who thought "Lochness" was an awesome song. But the  Epitaphtour was fun as hell. New single's decent enough (not really exciting), I'll still buy t first day and catch the tour.

Nostradamus was just a dull album. I don't know why they felt like it was needed, but whatever. They've gotten to the point in their careers that fans will forgive them for just about anything as long as they go out on tour. Speaking of which, didn't they say they were done with touring? Seeing as how the last tour was their 'Farewell Tour' and all?  Not that it's stopped pretty much any other band ever from continuing to tour.


Yep, the whole "Farewell Tour" thing happened, I like to give benefit of the doubt that the really meant it. On the plus side, the resulting setlist was exhaustive and amazing. Honestly, they'd personally slaughter my family for me to not love the anymore.
 
2014-04-29 04:25:27 AM
I think Nostradamus is pretty good, if a bit repetitive. There's only so many words to describe a man known for prophecy, so they get reused a lot on a double length album.
 
2014-04-29 04:42:56 AM

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Yep, the whole "Farewell Tour" thing happened, I like to give benefit of the doubt that the really meant it. On the plus side, the resulting setlist was exhaustive and amazing. Honestly, they'd personally slaughter my family for me to not love the anymore.


In their defense, I think they said they wouldn't do any more 'extensive touring' after that. So they haven't ruled it out completely. I saw them three times back in the late 80's. I missed seeing them on the British Steel Anniversary tour and I'd hate to think that was my last chance.

/ I thought that new song was okay but nothing memorable. I hope it's not the best effort on the album.
 
2014-04-29 05:05:22 AM

Fark You I'm Drunk: If you get a chance, give a listen to their last album, "Nostradamus". It's unbelievably farking terrible.


Sir, the title track is pure metal awesomeness. Pistols at dawn.
 
2014-04-29 05:08:48 AM
Listening to the new song now, not bad.  I'll probably buy the album.
 
2014-04-29 05:18:33 AM

Smashed Hat: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Yep, the whole "Farewell Tour" thing happened, I like to give benefit of the doubt that the really meant it. On the plus side, the resulting setlist was exhaustive and amazing. Honestly, they'd personally slaughter my family for me to not love the anymore.

In their defense, I think they said they wouldn't do any more 'extensive touring' after that. So they haven't ruled it out completely. I saw them three times back in the late 80's. I missed seeing them on the British Steel Anniversary tour and I'd hate to think that was my last chance.

/ I thought that new song was okay but nothing memorable. I hope it's not the best effort on the album.


I'm mulliganing  Nostradamus, but by comparison  Angel of Retributionled off with "Revolution" as a single.An okay song, comparable to the new one, but the cuts "Worth Fighting For", "Lochness", and maybe even "Wheels of Fire" were superior and "Hellrider" is just right up there with their hardest, heaviest stuff and easily could have been a  Screaming For Vengeance or  Painkillertrack.
 
2014-04-29 05:48:54 AM

Lokasenna: 1. It's a little hard to make out on my laptop speakers, but I'm pretty sure the verse is Hell Patrol, or at least within one or two notes.

2. Yeah, just got to the middle-eight with the same key change and everything. Hell Patrol.

3. I can't help noticing that Rob's high screams are only present, very quietly, in the background here and there. Meanwhile his next-highest voice is sounding about as strained as Dickinson's these days.


Wwwwwwhat?! Know how I know you haven't seen Maiden lately?

Dude- Dickinson's voice is 10 TIMES what it was back in the 80's. Fark, those guys toured so much then, his voice NEVER got a chance to rest. Bruce is hitting notes and sustaining runs now in his 50's that he wasn't able to in his 30's. That's a fact. Now Rob on the other hand...

Not so much. No more breath control and certainly the high notes he's known for are pretty much a thing of the past. May have to do with physical fitness. Bruce is in top shape and Rob... isn't.
 
KIA
2014-04-29 06:04:18 AM
Breaking a hip, breaking a hip... breaking a hip, breaking a hip...
 
2014-04-29 06:18:34 AM
All you fans of classic Judas Priest would also do well to check out the first 2 Halford albums (Resurrection and Crucible).  They're pretty good, and sound enough like classic Priest without being a total ripoff (Halford's instrumentals have a lower, dirtier sound to them than the soaring guitars that Judas Priest is known for).

Halford III: Winter Songs is a Christmas Album.  Halford IV: Made of Metal was kinda disappointing.  But the first two are ones that I still listen to every now and then.  Resurrection even has Bruce Dickinson contributing guest vocals on one song.
 
2014-04-29 06:39:02 AM
I liked Nostradamus. As for the new track, unmistakably Priest, nothing amazing.

For me the track 'Painkiller' is the dogs bollocks. Actually the whole Painkiller album is pretty strong.
 
2014-04-29 06:41:32 AM
darkjezter:
Halford III: Winter Songs is a brilliantChristmas Album.

I discovered this just last Christmas whilst looking for metal Chrimbo songs. \m/ \m/ August Burns Red also did a few decent Christmas songs, Carol of the Bells being their best (imho).
 
2014-04-29 08:21:52 AM
*YAWN* Wake me up when the new Mastodon, Opeth, and Agalloch albums come out this year.
 
2014-04-29 08:26:52 AM

darch: Lokasenna: 1. It's a little hard to make out on my laptop speakers, but I'm pretty sure the verse is Hell Patrol, or at least within one or two notes.

2. Yeah, just got to the middle-eight with the same key change and everything. Hell Patrol.

3. I can't help noticing that Rob's high screams are only present, very quietly, in the background here and there. Meanwhile his next-highest voice is sounding about as strained as Dickinson's these days.

Wwwwwwhat?! Know how I know you haven't seen Maiden lately?

Dude- Dickinson's voice is 10 TIMES what it was back in the 80's. Fark, those guys toured so much then, his voice NEVER got a chance to rest. Bruce is hitting notes and sustaining runs now in his 50's that he wasn't able to in his 30's. That's a fact. Now Rob on the other hand...

Not so much. No more breath control and certainly the high notes he's known for are pretty much a thing of the past. May have to do with physical fitness. Bruce is in top shape and Rob... isn't.


I've seen them four times in the last ten years, thanks. Bruce struggles with the high end of his range, and would (IMO) really benefit if they tuned down to Eb or D like Metallica did when James' balls dropped. Bruce's lungs are still in great shape, it's just the actual pitch I'm complaining about.
 
2014-04-29 08:36:27 AM

darch: Lokasenna: 1. It's a little hard to make out on my laptop speakers, but I'm pretty sure the verse is Hell Patrol, or at least within one or two notes.

2. Yeah, just got to the middle-eight with the same key change and everything. Hell Patrol.

3. I can't help noticing that Rob's high screams are only present, very quietly, in the background here and there. Meanwhile his next-highest voice is sounding about as strained as Dickinson's these days.

Wwwwwwhat?! Know how I know you haven't seen Maiden lately?

Dude- Dickinson's voice is 10 TIMES what it was back in the 80's. Fark, those guys toured so much then, his voice NEVER got a chance to rest. Bruce is hitting notes and sustaining runs now in his 50's that he wasn't able to in his 30's. That's a fact. Now Rob on the other hand...

Not so much. No more breath control and certainly the high notes he's known for are pretty much a thing of the past. May have to do with physical fitness. Bruce is in top shape and Rob... isn't.


yeah, I saw a recent video, not expecting too much, and was pleasantly blown away.


RockofAges: Most of this is true, but I still am not a huge Iron Maiden guy. I would call them a very good metal band, but IMO the MOST overrated metal band of all time. Also, Dickinson is a huge wanker, and not very metal at all in terms of his actual life / philosophy. More hipster / nouveau-riche.


just step away from the keyboard, son.
 
2014-04-29 09:38:49 AM

amindtat: *YAWN* Wake me up when the new Mastodon, Opeth, and Agalloch albums come out this year.


Mastodon - here's a leaked single from the new album.
 
2014-04-29 09:55:36 AM
I want to buy this and then not listen to it.

/lurved Priest growing up
//just not into it anymore
 
2014-04-29 10:26:52 AM

RockofAges: Real metalheads don't act like pretentious twats about booze and weed. Dickinson and Mustaine are probably the two most overblown egos in the genre, fighting for top "douche" award.


Only because Axl Rose isn't metal.
 
2014-04-29 10:27:28 AM
I really wish that the "Three Tremors" project had gotten off the ground back in the day--Dickinson, Halford and Geoff Tate from Queensryche.  Dickinson still sounds okay, but Halford and Tate sound like crap.  I listen to something like Rage For Order and want to cry because Tate sounds farking awful now.
 
2014-04-29 10:32:32 AM

RockofAges: stonelotus: darch: Lokasenna: 1. It's a little hard to make out on my laptop speakers, but I'm pretty sure the verse is Hell Patrol, or at least within one or two notes.

2. Yeah, just got to the middle-eight with the same key change and everything. Hell Patrol.

3. I can't help noticing that Rob's high screams are only present, very quietly, in the background here and there. Meanwhile his next-highest voice is sounding about as strained as Dickinson's these days.

Wwwwwwhat?! Know how I know you haven't seen Maiden lately?

Dude- Dickinson's voice is 10 TIMES what it was back in the 80's. Fark, those guys toured so much then, his voice NEVER got a chance to rest. Bruce is hitting notes and sustaining runs now in his 50's that he wasn't able to in his 30's. That's a fact. Now Rob on the other hand...

Not so much. No more breath control and certainly the high notes he's known for are pretty much a thing of the past. May have to do with physical fitness. Bruce is in top shape and Rob... isn't.

yeah, I saw a recent video, not expecting too much, and was pleasantly blown away.


RockofAges: Most of this is true, but I still am not a huge Iron Maiden guy. I would call them a very good metal band, but IMO the MOST overrated metal band of all time. Also, Dickinson is a huge wanker, and not very metal at all in terms of his actual life / philosophy. More hipster / nouveau-riche.

just step away from the keyboard, son.

Real metalheads don't act like pretentious twats about booze and weed. Dickinson and Mustaine are probably the two most overblown egos in the genre, fighting for top "douche" award.


you know how I know you've never heard of Metallica?
 
2014-04-29 10:33:51 AM

Marisyana: I really wish that the "Three Tremors" project had gotten off the ground back in the day--Dickinson, Halford and Geoff Tate from Queensryche.  Dickinson still sounds okay, but Halford and Tate sound like crap.  I listen to something like Rage For Order and want to cry because Tate sounds farking awful now.


Does he?  Pity.  He sounded fine on Mindcrime II and even Take Cover, but I guess I've not heard him in the last 7 years.
 
2014-04-29 11:00:58 AM
RockofAges: Most of this is true, but I still am not a huge Iron Maiden guy. I would call them a very good metal band, but IMO the MOST overrated metal band of all time. Also, Dickinson is a huge wanker, and not very metal at all in terms of his actual life / philosophy. More hipster / nouveau-riche.

just step away from the keyboard, son.

Real metalheads don't act like pretentious twats about booze and weed. Dickinson and Mustaine are probably the two most overblown egos in the genre, fighting for top "douche" award.


Dickinson is a big a twat as Sting easily. I liked him in Samson just fine, but I'll always prefer DiAnno Maiden. I remember being super geeked for Number of the Beast until I heard Run To The Hills, which I immediately hated with the fire of a thousand suns.
 
2014-04-29 11:13:17 AM

RockofAges: However, Mustaine has ALWAYS been a dick (like, forever),


He got kicked out of Metallica for being a dick....METALLICA. I don't think anyone else on Earth could have managed it.
 
2014-04-29 11:31:04 AM

Alphax: Marisyana: I really wish that the "Three Tremors" project had gotten off the ground back in the day--Dickinson, Halford and Geoff Tate from Queensryche.  Dickinson still sounds okay, but Halford and Tate sound like crap.  I listen to something like Rage For Order and want to cry because Tate sounds farking awful now.

Does he?  Pity.  He sounded fine on Mindcrime II and even Take Cover, but I guess I've not heard him in the last 7 years.


Tate sounds like horseshiat these days. On top of that, his overblown ego, and refusal to admit he's lost his voice turned him into a epic level twat. I'm glad Queensryche kicked him out.

I saw a live performance of Halford recently, he had the cane, and was overweight and didn't seem to have the chops for the high notes anymore. If this is true, it's sad, but he's still one of the greatest singers ever, and Screaming For Vengeance is the greatest Hard Rock album of all time. These things cannot be taken away from him.
 
2014-04-29 11:32:14 AM
 
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