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Judas Priest - Jugulator



7.3 | 557 votes |
Release date: 16 October 1997
Style: Heavy metal

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01. Jugulator
02. Blood Stained
03. Dead Meat
04. Death Row
05. Decapitate
06. Burn In Hell
07. Brain Dead
08. Abductors
09. Bullet Train
10. Cathedral Spires

Line-up
Tim "Ripper" Owens - vocals
Kenneth "K.K." Downing - guitar
Glenn Raymond Tipton - guitar
Scott Travis - drums
Ian Frank Hill - bass

Additional info
Produced by Glenn Tipton, K. K. Downing and Sean Lynch.

Guest review by
Baz Anderson
Rating:
8.4
Jugulator is the first Judas Priest album without Rob Halford on vocal duties and was released seven years after the previous album, "Painkiller."

I am sure many people were questioning the future of the band when Rob left after "Painkiller" was released, I am sure many people would have been asking how they were going to top that album even if Rob stayed in the band - but the other four members marched on nevertheless. Tim "The Ripper" Owens was the man elected to fill the (rather large) boots of Rob after the band held auditions, which also included now Primal Fear's Ralf Scheepers. The band chose Tim Owens almost immediately after he sang the beginning of "Victim Of Changes." He had been put forward for the auditions by the recommendation of two of Scott Travis' friends who saw and recorded him sing live with the Judas Priest tribute band "British Steel" he was in at that time.

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published 17.09.2006 | Comments (12)

Guest review by
Hermann Langke
Rating:
9.0
Heavy Metal is is a way of life. If Iron Maiden gave it a mascot in Eddie or if Dio gave it a greeting in the sign of the Devil's Horns, then Judas Priest gave it the look of chains,denims, leathers and studs. But their reputation goes beyond their fashion statement as they are also well known for their music. The album which I am about to inspect is one of their lesser known albums and is called Jugulator .

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published 05.06.2010 | Comments (37)

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25.09.2012 - 15:06
MetalRec-Grutle

Many people seem to be skeptical about this album because Halford was replaced with Tim etc.
In my opinion if you look at the big picture, considering instrumental parts and vocal parts this album is awesome, Burn in Hell being my favorite tune. It may not be better than the classic ones like Sad Wings of Destiny or Stained Class but it sure ain't crap.
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03.04.2013 - 19:00
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
I nearly rated this a 7, but this album was basically a monotonous rip off of a bunch of 80's thrash music. It tried to sound evil with, especially with every little "creepy" intro at the beginning of each song, but it failed miserably. Not horrible enough to rate it below a 6, but not really any good, either.
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09.06.2016 - 07:20
Rating: 4
Can't believe this one has 7.1 in score. The first 9 songs of are just mish mash of stupid lyrics, bad semi-thrash riffing and horrible vocal lines. But then suddenly you get one of the most beautiful intros there is, and not only that it evolves into a monster track with one of the best choruses written. I'm talking about Cathedral Spires. The best Judas Priest song ever. And man, Ripper owns that song, not a chance in hell Halford could have given it justice!

On a side note, many of the tracks from this record actually sound really good on the 98 Live Meltdown and Live in London CD.
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20.09.2017 - 01:33
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Tage Westerlund
This suppose be some kind a I dunno what but its eld down, yes heavy album musically, but don't sounds much. I heard they chose Ripper because he could sing JP songs live, classic and he had some JP cover band something. But studio, well its nothing compare whit Painkiller, peace of shit. Boring album. Metal must be melodic whit catchy riffs not groovy, as this, groovy HM some kind a boringness
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09.12.2018 - 20:44
Rating: 9
Written by Bad English on 20.09.2017 at 01:33

This suppose be some kind a I dunno what but its eld down, yes heavy album musically, but don't sounds much. I heard they chose Ripper because he could sing JP songs live, classic and he had some JP cover band something. But studio, well its nothing compare whit Painkiller, peace of shit. Boring album. Metal must be melodic whit catchy riffs not groovy, as this, groovy HM some kind a boringness

another fooly who compares to painkiller...
you can't just compare this with the old JP, it'll be automatically a new band with a different sound
and what was that conservatisme about Groove ?
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10.12.2018 - 14:46
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Tage Westerlund
Written by christmas.inHell on 09.12.2018 at 20:44

Written by Bad English on 20.09.2017 at 01:33

This suppose be some kind a I dunno what but its eld down, yes heavy album musically, but don't sounds much. I heard they chose Ripper because he could sing JP songs live, classic and he had some JP cover band something. But studio, well its nothing compare whit Painkiller, peace of shit. Boring album. Metal must be melodic whit catchy riffs not groovy, as this, groovy HM some kind a boringness

another fooly who compares to painkiller...
you can't just compare this with the old JP, it'll be automatically a new band with a different sound
and what was that conservatisme about Groove ?


Its not new band, its same band whit new singer and groove is well its somehow less metal, more groove if you come from Alabama and are drunk from moonshine, and wanna play metal, but mess whit guitar, thats how groove sounds. And Painkiller was heavyest album from JP till Jugulator
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09.05.2020 - 18:06
Rating: 8
Răzvan

This is pretty kick-ass album, once you make peace with the idea that Halford isn't on it and it's not Painkiller part deux. Not to mention Tim 'Ripper' Owens is an excellent vocalist in his own right.
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09.05.2020 - 18:54
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Tage Westerlund
Written by Răzvan on 09.05.2020 at 18:06

This is pretty kick-ass album, once you make peace with the idea that Halford isn't on it and it's not Painkiller part deux. Not to mention Tim 'Ripper' Owens is an excellent vocalist in his own right.

Its equal as im whit blaze, 2 super singers left main bands in equal time period and replacers did good job as song writes wrote. Sad that fanboys riuned whole thing
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19.09.2020 - 18:12
Rating: 4
Why is every single Judas Priest album available on Spotify besides anything with Tim Owens? THAT grinds my gears.
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19.09.2020 - 20:37
Troy Killjoy
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Written by majormalfunction on 19.09.2020 at 18:12

Why is every single Judas Priest album available on Spotify besides anything with Tim Owens? THAT grinds my gears.

If I had to guess, probably something to do with copyright issues. Not sure the specifics of any legal arguments, if any, that ever took place between the band and Owens, or if he contributed to lyrics or something that would cause problems.
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20.09.2020 - 09:06
Rating: 4
Written by Troy Killjoy on 19.09.2020 at 20:37

If I had to guess, probably something to do with copyright issues. Not sure the specifics of any legal arguments, if any, that ever took place between the band and Owens, or if he contributed to lyrics or something that would cause problems.


Nah i'm cynical about this one and believes it's only because they don't want to be associated with that era in some way that it would lower their brand or something. After all, if there is copyright issues it would be with Rocka Rolla and Sad Wings. Not with the Owens stuff, Owens never really wrote anything on those records anyway.
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