Judas Priest - Nostradamus


7.5 | 638 votes |
Release date: 13 June 2008
Style: Heavy metal

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Disc I
01. Dawn Of Creation
02. Prophecy
03. Awakening
04. Revelations
05. The Four Horsemen
06. War
07. Sands Of Time
08. Pestilence And Plague
09. Death
10. Peace
11. Conquest
12. Lost Love
13. Persecution

Disc II
01. Solitude
02. Exiled
03. Alone
04. Shadows In The Flame
05. Visions
06. Hope
07. New Beginnings
08. Calm Before The Storm
09. Nostradamus
10. Future Of Mankind

Line-up
Robert John Arthur Halford - vocals
Kenneth Downing - guitars, synthesizers
Glenn Raymond Tipton - guitars, synthesizers
Scott Travis - drums
Ian Frank Hill - bass

Additional musicians
Donald Airey - keyboards
Pete Whitfield - strings

Additional info
Produced by Glenn Tipton and K K Downing.
The album will be released in Germany on June 13th.
A North American release date is expected on June 17th.

Staff review by
Baz Anderson
Rating:
7.0
Judas Priest, metal Gods, arguably the inventers of heavy metal as it is today. These guys haven't got the track record they have from sitting on their arses and plopping the same album out over and over again; Judas Priest have taken risks and re-invented themselves numerous times, from "Sad Wings Of Destiny" to "British Steel" to "Turbo" to "Painkiller" and now once more with this year's modern epic opus "Nostradamus". Over the years these risks have sometimes worked in their favour producing some of metal's timeless classics, but also on occasions, as far as the masses are concerned, in an unfavourable way. The running theme of all these years though, being that Judas Priest has kept true to themselves and has done everything just the way they wanted to.

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published 05.09.2008 | Comments (46)

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12.11.2011 - 10:03
Rating: 10
Ajay Singh
This album is masterpiece!!!

And btw, it proves again 'never trust the rating'!!!!
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18.12.2011 - 23:05
NEO-CRUSADER
Any priest fan that complained about this album are the same people that want to hear "TURBO LOVER" for the 100 centllinth (Yes thats a real number) time
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24.01.2012 - 19:04
Rating: 10
Mountain King
K i K o
Written by Ajay Singh on 12.11.2011 at 10:03

This album is masterpiece!!!

And btw, it proves again 'never trust the rating'!!!!

Definitely the rating sucks. This is literally the best album any classic metal band has put lately, this and Scorpions' Humanity...
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24.01.2012 - 19:50
Kenos
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I just wanted to point out that 7.6 isn't a low rating at all, especially for a controversial album like this.
Btw, when it was released I loved it (I even bought that cool hardbound book edition), then for some years it simply disappeared from my CD player, until it returned a couple of months ago.
I feel it hasn't aged well, it's still an OK album (though the concept is a bit meh) and there's a handful of great songs that manage to grab my attention, but ultimately sounds like a watered down sympho-metal with too many skippable interludes. Not to mention the horrible ballad "Lost Love", but whatever.
Overall acceptable, I can't complain that much considering the Priest's whole forty-year career. They just made an average album; they can afford it.
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07.03.2012 - 00:14
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by yanivush147 on 07.03.2012 at 00:12

Judas Priest made a school to all bands about how to make a concept album.
I like this double album, great sound, never get tired from listen to it.


This is one of the orst concept albums I have ever heard, totally disjointed and uninspired and on a boring subject.
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29.01.2013 - 23:36
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
About as horribly bad as Turbo.

Musically it is crap as well as lyrically, but then again JP have been terrible lyricwise for quite a bit of time already. Just listen f.e. to Painkiller's lyrics, they are totally horrendous same for Ram It Down and so many more albums. but the music here is totally pathetic
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Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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02.03.2013 - 13:27
Aristarchos
My favourite Judas Priest album, although that doesn't say so much. Prefer Halford's Crucible.
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09.05.2013 - 10:59
Fritillaria
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 29.01.2013 at 23:36

About as horribly bad as Turbo.

Musically it is crap as well as lyrically, but then again JP have been terrible lyricwise for quite a bit of time already. Just listen f.e. to Painkiller's lyrics, they are totally horrendous same for Ram It Down and so many more albums. but the music here is totally pathetic


I agree that on some songs it gets seriosely boring, and actually on the whole the concept is not very good, yet don't you agree there is still some very good songs even in this worst as you said ? Like Exiled ? Sands Of Time ,Pestilence And Plague ? Totally even in their worst they're still one of the bests I dare to say !
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16.05.2013 - 20:08
Rating: 7
Monolithic
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It gets a 7. Basically Judas repeated the same formula with "some" success. But it was mediocre at some point. "Nostradamus" sounds great, though.
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27.06.2013 - 08:26
Syk
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Written by Monolithic on 16.05.2013 at 20:08
It gets a 7. Basically Judas repeated the same formula with "some" success. But it was mediocre at some point. "Nostradamus" sounds great, though.
I could probably agree with that, based on the eight songs I legally dled, and knowing a lot of the others may be annoying/extraneous/waste-of-time interludes. Would still like to pick up the 2CD, I think... title track is BOSS, just like "Painkiller" but better (an actual song, wow)! "Alone" rules too
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13.07.2013 - 11:50
Rating: 5
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
Well, this simply would've gotten a 6 from me, but the absurd playing time with nothing but a bunch of dull songs is going to make me have to put this at a 5. Just... ugh.
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13.03.2015 - 21:00
Rating: 9
sbgmetal
The music on this album moved me , halford gave an emotional performance and everyone does great, one of priests best
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25.12.2016 - 11:24
Rating: 9
Death
This is my favorite Judas Priest album. Style-wise it's very different than their other albums (being a concept album with lots of interludes), and that's the reason I love it.
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28.09.2017 - 22:52
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Masterchief
As concept album, I think it is failure, but as metal album, I think it is success, most songs are decent, and pretty heavy album.
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