Release date: 8 July 2014
Style: Heavy metal

Rating:

7.2 | 105 votes

Owners:

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69 want it


Disc I
01. Dragonaut
02. Redeemer Of Souls
03. Halls Of Valhalla
04. Sword Of Damocles
05. March Of The Damned
06. Down In Flames
07. Hell & Back
08. Cold Blooded
09. Metalizer
10. Crossfire
11. Secrets Of The Dead
12. Battle Cry
13. Beginning Of The End

Disc II [Deluxe Edition bonus]
01. Snakebite
02. Tears Of Blood
03. Creatures
04. Bring It On
05. Never Forget

Review
Lyrics (18)


Line-up
Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford - vocals
Glenn Raymond Tipton - guitar
Richard Ian "Richie" Faulkner - guitar
Scott Travis - drums
Ian Frank Hill - bass

Session musicians
Donald "Don" Airey - keyboards

Staff review by
ScreamingSteelUS

Rating:
7.3
Quietly setting aside the musty orchestrations and unfamiliar, off-putting theatrics that suffocated Nostradamus, Judas Priest have once again decided to ditch all excessive trappings for a "good, old-fashioned" sort of album.

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published 15.07.2014 | Comments (21)

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God Buster 鬼 - 17.07.2014 at 21:57  
Rating: 4
Written by Dedcalm on 16.07.2014 at 13:19

Don't they? Did you ask them all? Oh i see, cause you don't, no one else could. Silly me huh?

I don't have to as I knew it wothout asking.
Psychologically hatred comes from physical and emotional harm caused by something or someone which I don't think this album can bring us such a damage.
But I see hatred in your post, I guess you're hurt by me emotionally.
JÄY - 18.07.2014 at 08:45  
Rating: 9 Great album!
HEELAngelo - 19.07.2014 at 05:58  
  Somehow I expected more from them. I won't say I'm disappointed but it's close to it.
God Buster 鬼 - 19.07.2014 at 21:37  
Rating: 4 This album is exactly in Heavy Hard Rock style, not Heavy Metal so it's not fair to say that Halford's vocals can't reach high notes anymore...there's no chance for him to sing aggressively. Ian Hill is the only one who made this album sounds heavy, Scott Travis and the rest are terrible...
- Sword Of Damocles is a rip-off of Manowar
- March Of The Damned is a rip-off of Ozzy (to be precise Desmond Child's style)
- Metalizer sounds like Demonizer (Angel of Retribution)
- Battle Cry is the only song sounds like Heavy Metal, luckily Tipton woke up finally before realizing it's Beginning Of The End...
- The cover art looks like Transformer

Congratulation Priest ! This is not your worst album (but still among their bottom 3), Demolition is still your worst.
Ganondox - 20.07.2014 at 11:26  
 
Written by God Buster 鬼 on 19.07.2014 at 21:37

This album is exactly in Heavy Hard Rock style, not Heavy Metal so it's not fair to say that Halford's vocals can't reach high notes anymore...there's no chance for him to sing aggressively. Ian Hill is the only one who made this album sounds heavy, Scott Travis and the rest are terrible...
- Sword Of Damocles is a rip-off of Manowar
- March Of The Damned is a rip-off of Ozzy (to be precise Desmond Child's style)
- Metalizer sounds like Demonizer (Angel of Retribution)
- Battle Cry is the only song sounds like Heavy Metal, luckily Tipton woke up finally before realizing it's Beginning Of The End...
- The cover art looks like Transformer

Congratulation Priest ! This is not your worst album (but still among their bottom 3), Demolition is still your worst.


This is completely metal, every song I've heard from it is clearly heavy metal. It's in Priest's typical style, it just isn't as good as most their songs.
God Buster 鬼 - 20.07.2014 at 17:11  
Rating: 4
Written by Ganondox on 20.07.2014 at 11:26

Written by God Buster 鬼 on 19.07.2014 at 21:37

This album is exactly in Heavy Hard Rock style, not Heavy Metal so it's not fair to say that Halford's vocals can't reach high notes anymore...there's no chance for him to sing aggressively. Ian Hill is the only one who made this album sounds heavy, Scott Travis and the rest are terrible...
- Sword Of Damocles is a rip-off of Manowar
- March Of The Damned is a rip-off of Ozzy (to be precise Desmond Child's style)
- Metalizer sounds like Demonizer (Angel of Retribution)
- Battle Cry is the only song sounds like Heavy Metal, luckily Tipton woke up finally before realizing it's Beginning Of The End...
- The cover art looks like Transformer

Congratulation Priest ! This is not your worst album (but still among their bottom 3), Demolition is still your worst.


This is completely metal, every song I've heard from it is clearly heavy metal. It's in Priest's typical style, it just isn't as good as most their songs.


First of all you've to understand that not all Judas Priest's albums/ songs are pure Heavy Metal. Blues Rock is always their favorite to be infused in their work...sometimes mixed with hard rock and progressive elements.

Many people like you always confused between Heavy Metal and Heavy Hard Rock...If you think Ozzy Osbourne is Metal than you would naturally consider this is a Metal album (for me Ozzy is 100% Heavy Hard Rock)
- In my opinion this is 100% Heavy Hard Rock based on the drum rhythm and tempo. Guitars' melodies are more submissive to vocals compares to Heavy Metal. Ian Hill is the only one who made this album "sounds like" Heavy Metal and Battle Cry is the only Heavy Metal song in this album.
!J.O.O.E.! - 20.07.2014 at 17:14  
  There's no such thing as "heavy hard rock." It's no surprise people would be confused about it seeing as it doesn't exist.
Orion79 - 20.07.2014 at 17:19  
Rating: 5 R.I.P, Judas Priest
Ganondox - 21.07.2014 at 04:26  
 
Written by God Buster 鬼 on 20.07.2014 at 17:11

Written by Ganondox on 20.07.2014 at 11:26

Written by God Buster 鬼 on 19.07.2014 at 21:37

This album is exactly in Heavy Hard Rock style, not Heavy Metal so it's not fair to say that Halford's vocals can't reach high notes anymore...there's no chance for him to sing aggressively. Ian Hill is the only one who made this album sounds heavy, Scott Travis and the rest are terrible...
- Sword Of Damocles is a rip-off of Manowar
- March Of The Damned is a rip-off of Ozzy (to be precise Desmond Child's style)
- Metalizer sounds like Demonizer (Angel of Retribution)
- Battle Cry is the only song sounds like Heavy Metal, luckily Tipton woke up finally before realizing it's Beginning Of The End...
- The cover art looks like Transformer

Congratulation Priest ! This is not your worst album (but still among their bottom 3), Demolition is still your worst.


This is completely metal, every song I've heard from it is clearly heavy metal. It's in Priest's typical style, it just isn't as good as most their songs.


First of all you've to understand that not all Judas Priest's albums/ songs are pure Heavy Metal. Blues Rock is always their favorite to be infused in their work...sometimes mixed with hard rock and progressive elements.

Many people like you always confused between Heavy Metal and Heavy Hard Rock...If you think Ozzy Osbourne is Metal than you would naturally consider this is a Metal album (for me Ozzy is 100% Heavy Hard Rock)
- In my opinion this is 100% Heavy Hard Rock based on the drum rhythm and tempo. Guitars' melodies are more submissive to vocals compares to Heavy Metal. Ian Hill is the only one who made this album "sounds like" Heavy Metal and Battle Cry is the only Heavy Metal song in this album.


As Joe said, there is no such thing as heavy hard rock, though I guess that would work as a descriptor for something like Godsmack. Basing this on rhythm, it's metal, not hard rock, and the guitar melodies are much more dominant then they are in hard rock. Also, Judas Priest hasn't been blues rock since their debut, they're notable for being one of the first metal bands to move away from blues. As for Ozzy, I've heardsome metal and some hard rock in his solo material, but from what I've heard this is straight metal.
God Buster 鬼 - 21.07.2014 at 13:44  
Rating: 4
Quote:
As Joe said, there is no such thing as heavy hard rock, though I guess that would work as a descriptor for something like Godsmack. Basing this on rhythm, it's metal, not hard rock, and the guitar melodies are much more dominant then they are in hard rock. Also, Judas Priest hasn't been blues rock since their debut, they're notable for being one of the first metal bands to move away from blues. As for Ozzy, I've heardsome metal and some hard rock in his solo material, but from what I've heard this is straight metal.


1) As Joe said, there is no such thing as heavy hard rock...
- No wonder you're lost as you've been following a novice all the time.
- "Heavy Hard Rock" was first introduced by some metal fans and critics few year ago. At first i thought it was redundant, stupid and pretentious...later I gradually realized it was really useful as recent years there're too many Metal bands try to be "commercial" in order to please both sides of fans (Metal & Hard Rock fans). Therefore they usually tone down the heaviness and becames "something" in between Heavy Metal and Hard Rock, a Heavy Hard Rock was borned ! It's very similar to how AOR kind of soft rock generated from Hard Rock

2) Judas Priest hasn't been blues rock since their debut, they're notable for being one of the first metal bands to move away from blues...
- I guess you've been dreaming...Judas Priest first album is Heavy Blues Rock, not Metal...British Steel also infused a lot of Blues elements.

3) As for Ozzy, I've heard some metal and some hard rock in his solo material...
- Ozzy is the grandfather of "commercial metal / heavy hard rock", many times he claimed his albums are not Metal...and don't know why people always called his solo band a metal band
!J.O.O.E.! - 21.07.2014 at 13:55  
 
Written by God Buster 鬼 on 21.07.2014 at 13:44

1) As Joe said, there is no such thing as heavy hard rock...
- No wonder you're lost as you've been following a novice all the time.
- "Heavy Hard Rock" was first introduced by some metal fans and critics few year ago. At first i thought it was redundant, stupid and pretentious...later I gradually realized it was really useful as recent years there're too many Metal bands try to be "commercial" in order to please both sides of fans (Metal & Hard Rock fans). Therefore they usually tone down the heaviness and becames "something" in between Heavy Metal and Hard Rock, a Heavy Hard Rock was borned ! It's very similar to how AOR kind of soft rock generated from Hard Rock

If you can find me any evidence of this "heavy hard rock" phenomenon on the internet, anything vaguely reputable (that you haven't written yourself), I will consider your thoughts (if it exists it will be on the internet somewhere, even if just alluding to it). At this time though I think you're probably just fabricating it from personal perspective as support for your argument. From what I've seen this is the first time anyone has even uttered the phrase in a serious way on the many billion pages on the internet which doesn't bode well for you. Wouldn't be the first time you've come up with ludicrous genres though.
Ilham - 21.07.2014 at 14:07  
Rating: 4
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 21.07.2014 at 13:55

From what I've seen this is the first time anyone has even uttered the phrase in a serious way on the many billion pages on the internet which doesn't bode well for you.

That's because you're a novice, you see.
!J.O.O.E.! - 21.07.2014 at 14:10  
 
Written by Ilham on 21.07.2014 at 14:07

That's because you're a novice, you see.

That's true. I really showed my colours that time that Mr. God (under another name) tried insisting that Angel Witch were a death metal band. Not to mention the time he insisted Bloodbath were experimental death metal. I should've seen his wisdom that day and never doubted him again.
God Buster 鬼 - 21.07.2014 at 17:13  
Rating: 4
Quote:
Quote:

If you can find me any evidence of this "heavy hard rock" phenomenon on the internet, anything vaguely reputable (that you haven't written yourself), I will consider your thoughts (if it exists it will be on the internet somewhere, even if just alluding to it). At this time though I think you're probably just fabricating it from personal perspective as support for your argument. From what I've seen this is the first time anyone has even uttered the phrase in a serious way on the many billion pages on the internet which doesn't bode well for you. Wouldn't be the first time you've come up with ludicrous genres though.

I can't remember which websites and who are those used the term before as I've never considered naming the more heavier hard rock songs as Heavy Hard Rock is a big deal. Similar to I don't really care if you call Journey is a Soft Rock band, AOR band or Hard Rock band eventhough I think calling them an AOR band is more appropriate. Nowadays people even called Elton John and Celine Dion as Rock singer (as there're guitars involved in their music).

I am glad to know that this's the first time you've heard of this "new genre".
I think if you think the theory makes sense then I encourage you to use it...if you can't just ignore and stick to your "Hard Rock".
!J.O.O.E.! - 21.07.2014 at 17:20  
  Yeah, I didn't think it existed. Thanks for confirming it.
God Buster 鬼 - 21.07.2014 at 17:20  
Rating: 4
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 21.07.2014 at 14:10

Written by Ilham on 21.07.2014 at 14:07

That's because you're a novice, you see.

That's true. I really showed my colours that time that Mr. God (under another name) tried insisting that Angel Witch were a death metal band. Not to mention the time he insisted Bloodbath were experimental death metal. I should've seen his wisdom that day and never doubted him again.

- I did say Bloodbath was experimental as they mixed some progressive and black even art rock style in their work...although not much but for me it's not that "pure" anymore.
- I've never said that Angel Wtich was Death Metal...I have only listened one of their album once, I didn't like it and can't remember it at all...
- Excuse me...I have never called myself Mr. God, I think you're talking about somebody else. NOT ME !
God Buster 鬼 - 21.07.2014 at 17:29  
Rating: 4
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 21.07.2014 at 17:20

Yeah, I didn't think it existed. Thanks for confirming it.

Nope, I've seen many mentioning it and I agreed "Heavy Hard Rock" should be used.
You should use the word "Acceptance" not "Existance", is up to individuals.
BoxCar Willy - 21.07.2014 at 17:29  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 21.07.2014 at 17:20

Yeah, I didn't think it existed. Thanks for confirming it.

BoxCar Willy - 21.07.2014 at 17:33  
 
Written by God Buster 鬼 on 21.07.2014 at 17:29

Nope, I've seen many mentioning it and I agreed "Heavy Hard Rock" should be used.
You should use the word "Acceptance" not "Existance", is up to individuals.



I call this Epic Lizard Fuck metal and so do a lot of other people, so accept it.
!J.O.O.E.! - 21.07.2014 at 17:37  
  I feel so naive for not knowing this is Epic Lizard Fuck metal. I should be ashamed. What a novice I am.
BoxCar Willy - 21.07.2014 at 17:53  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 21.07.2014 at 17:37

I feel so naive for not knowing this is Epic Lizard Fuck metal. I should be ashamed. What a novice I am.

Leave the hall. Poseur.
Alex Fenger - 21.07.2014 at 18:31  
Rating: 3 Guys, this epic lizard fuck metal sound is becoming so stale. Judas Priest haven't made anything good lizard-wise since Painkiller. Really though this album is shit
RavenEffect - 21.07.2014 at 18:40  
  Elton John, being heavy and shit.
Marcel Hubregtse - 21.07.2014 at 18:57  
Rating: 6 Back to the averageness which is the new Priest, all of you.
RavenEffect - 21.07.2014 at 22:13  
  Jesus, it's label wars all over again.
Marcel Hubregtse - 21.07.2014 at 22:14  
Rating: 6 What did I say? Back on topic. !!!!!!!
Troy Killjoy - 22.07.2014 at 02:48  
  Marcel has already said it twice: STAY ON TOPIC.

I've already deleted about a dozen comments about heavy hard rock and lizard metal and other such crap. You can talk about all of that in, you guessed it, the Pub - an entire thread dedicated to these off-topic discussions.
Death To Posers - 22.07.2014 at 04:36  
  Wow, you guys are really arguing over genre classifications.
Orion79 - 22.07.2014 at 14:50  
Rating: 5 RedeeMEH of Souls
fosi - 23.07.2014 at 11:55  
Rating: 9 Way better than anything they 've done since Painkiller....better than some albums from the past....what else can you ask from Priest in 2014???
You don't like it,don't buy it!!!!!
Athropos - 23.07.2014 at 16:26  
  Not a bad album, but something sounds wrong to me. Sound like Halford's sings independently from the music.
M C Vice - Today at 11:45  
  Sounds like Halford singing over an Ozzy album at times.
Why did this come with a sticker warning about course language and/or themes?
Marcel Hubregtse - Today at 12:46  
Rating: 6
Written by M C Vice on Today at 11:45


Why did this come with a sticker warning about course language and/or themes?



Here in the Netherlands it didn't

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