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[.] Friday, July 04, 2008 8:57:23 PM 
I'm assuming the Wikipedia information is correct about Deep Purple: 
That they played at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra, one of the first ever combinations of rock band and classical music.
[.] Friday, July 04, 2008 8:40:36 PM 
I'm not half as aggressive as you think ;) Just express myself rough. 
I've got to say I had my guns pointed at Nostradamus and ready to shoot, especially after the VH1 and Mtv listens but I am completely taken aback with the work done with the synths which I usually despise. I have no problem with the drum work. Ballads are dependent upon mood and the guitar work is not what I wished for, though it is still great and done extremely well. Some more spontaneity (sp?) would be more to my taste in a few places. Deep Purple I think can't so much be judged with today's standards. They were THE band at their time. I love their studio stuff. Between Sabbath and Purple, Purple are my favorite. I don't think they've ever stopped touring and they pre-date Sabbath.
It is because I like good metal that I like this album.
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by The original Metallian from Friday, July 04, 2008 4:44:27 PM)
[The original Metallian] Friday, July 04, 2008 4:44:27 PM 
To Where AmI:

I am glad you got past the senseless aggression - I came in to post an aggressive reply, but since you changed your speech let's move on.
Yes, I hate the album but I can listen to 7 songs out of 23 (if we consider the intros). I set my expectations really high when it comes to Priest. No one can do what they do, not even close, so 7 songs out of 23 could be OK for a band that I don't expect much from, like - I don't know - Van Halen. From Priest I expect a lot more than that. And I can "listen" to 7, but so far I enjoy 2 or 3. It all depends on who is releasing the album. That's why I hated Metallica's black album and everything after it. The black album would have been great for an average band, but for Metallica, after showing what they could do in Master and Justice, it was crap.
This is way more than "a ballad here and there" (I like Priest's ballads) - there are songs that don't even have guitars!! (if they do, they sound like synths).
I almost exclusively listen to my CDs in the car - the sound is awesome, I am alone in an enclosed room...this was no exception, but instead of enjoying it I found myself yelling "WHAT THE F**K IS THIS?!?!?" (literally).
I love German metal and Diamond, but I didn't feel any of that here. Sorry.
You seem to like a lot of good metal (mentioning German metal and Diamond) so I really can't understand how you liek this album. But - there is something for everyone in this world, I guess. Again - there were quite a few Priest fans who loved Two and I was banging my head against the wall...

To kit kat:
Very good point! I didn't think of "that" Priest. Songs like the ones you mentioned (Epitaph, Dreamer deceiver, Run of the mill) are by far my least favorites. When I think Priest I think mostly of Stained Class / Hell Bent for Leather and newer. From the first 3 albums I can listen to some songs and I skip the other ones. I guess those are the ones that several people like the most? But in my mind those songs are "to be forgiven" considering the age - new rock band, trying to make their way, find their style, not a lot of music around. Deep Purple's first 3 CDs were also crappy and then they released a masterpiece like In Rock, maybe the heaviest album of its time. So - when certain bands were (in my mind) clueless trying to find their style in the late 60s, early 70s I sort of don't hate their music, I just consider it part of taking your first steps. But Nostradamus is being released quite a few years and albums after that...
[metalmaz] Friday, July 04, 2008 2:08:53 PM 
Another Priest stalinist who think's it's a crime against humanity not to follow the crowd and have a different opinion   
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Where AmI from Friday, July 04, 2008 12:32:59 AM)
[Return_of_Darth_Painkiller_0870] Friday, July 04, 2008 10:24:55 AM 
Duly noted.  I will give them a closer listen and see if I can find what you're referring to.
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by kit kat from Friday, July 04, 2008 10:21:54 AM)
[156555464] Friday, July 04, 2008 10:21:54 AM 
 It just reminds me of songs like Epitaph, Run of the Mill, Dreamer Deceiver, songs like that. 
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Darth_Painkiller_0870 from Friday, July 04, 2008 9:41:53 AM)
[Return_of_Darth_Painkiller_0870] Friday, July 04, 2008 9:41:53 AM 
You may have a good point there, kat.  I'll have to go through my Priest collection this afternoon and see if I can find what you're referring to.
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by kit kat from Friday, July 04, 2008 7:54:17 AM)
[156555464] Friday, July 04, 2008 7:54:17 AM 
I said this in the other thread, so I'll put it here to.....
I bought the CD a few days ago,,,, is it just me or what.  I hear a lot old style Priest on it.  Even the way Rob sings on the CD,  just reminds of what he sung on the first 3 albums. I have always liked Rocka Rolla, Sad Wings, Sin After Sin.I don't know maybe it's just me.  But I do like it. Everybody's saying that it's a new direction, if you ask me I think they come full circle. 
[Sean_Kim] Friday, July 04, 2008 7:22:15 AM 
[Sean_Kim] Friday, July 04, 2008 7:22:07 AM 

Notradamus was a French philosopher, doctor and a prophet. I think that's why there's some French in a part of the album.

[.] Friday, July 04, 2008 4:57:00 AM 
 I don't understand you. First you say you hate the album, that it is not Priest. Now you "can" listen to a few songs of it....? Judas Priest has always done a ballad here and there, some dubiously metal songs here and there. To me this is Priest like it hasn't been for a long time. I'm not a fan of metal ballads for the most part, they're so easy to detest. I rather have a total massacre for two hours. But since this wasn't meant to be a massacre, I take what I can get out of it which is plenty. Computer speakers don't do justice to the sound. If you got a good sound system in your car, if you have a car, then listen to it going down the highway. My first listen of Nostradamus was like that and the sunset at the time only helped the mood. If the second cd seems like Nostradamus loses some steam, I think it provides a little break from the massacre of the 1st cd. Me, I rather have the spastic guitars, which there is not enough of. I can feel Ian Hill's bass rather well and unlike the first listen online, I think Halford's voice is in good shape, he does a great job. I love the italian opera and the french distorted vocals. There is an overall feeling of german metalness...even somewhat king diamondish. Definitely Black Sabbath. I like how the violin was applied for drama. 
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by The original Metallian from Friday, July 04, 2008 12:47:06 AM)
[Metal god/Electric eye! [Banned]] Friday, July 04, 2008 2:41:07 AM 
[The original Metallian] Friday, July 04, 2008 12:47:06 AM 
Metalmaz, I am totally with you. Other users sort of justify Nostradamus on the basis that Judas needs to change and evolve. These are 2 different things. Like it was said, every single Priest album has been different form the previous one (some more than others - eg: Defenders is not very much different from Screaming, Turbo was a lot different from Defenders, etc) but it all seemed to be part of the evolution and, why not, time passing by. If a band would release today an album like British Steel, it would be out of place. Metal (traditional metal) has changed. Sounds changed. But the band is, with better or worse results, following a path, with ups and downs. But a coherent path.

The only songs that I can listen to from this album are Prophecy, Pestilence, Death, Conquest, Persecution, Nostradamus and Future of mankind. Are they all similar? No. Nostradamus definitely sounds like Painkiller (I ain't complaning!), but Death sounds very different, almost like Black Sabbath. BUT IT IS STILL METAL. Now, songs like Alone, to name one of the many, what genre are they?? Metal?? No. They are - yes, crap.

I guess this dissapointment is only comparable to the one I felt when Metallica released the black album. Atrocious. But I never thought Priest would do something like this.

And I can't understand a real Priest fan enjoying this release. I shouldn't be surprised, since there were also Priest fans that liked Two, and I didn't. But I didn't hate it either, because it wasn't Priest, it was Priest's singer exploring new ways. Not the same case here.
[.] Friday, July 04, 2008 12:32:59 AM 
Buy Nostradamus cheap from "the original metallian": 
he needs money for a Rush tattoo on his ass.   [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Skinwalker from Thursday, July 03, 2008 12:28:23 PM)
Edited at: Friday, July 04, 2008 12:35:19 AM
[.] Friday, July 04, 2008 12:30:18 AM 

"Why did they do this?"
Hell if I know. 
I understand unhappy fans who vent. Especially in the heat.

You are not an unhappy fan. You're just another dude with enough money in his hands to splurge on tattoos but bitching at how much it cost to buy a cd of his favorite band and so he goes on a tirade of how bad the music is and wondering if he can recoup some of the money spent buying Nostradamus because he doesn't think it's Judas Priest. Though he lurves Turbo and thinks Maiden's Matter of Life and Death is "the best since 1988."

You wouldn't know great metal if it hit you over the head in the shape of a lead sinker.

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Edited at: Friday, July 04, 2008 12:30:56 AM
[Skinwalker] Thursday, July 03, 2008 2:27:57 PM 
IMO, Nostradamus is certainly a welcome addition to Judas Priest's long legacy even though it's going to take a while for some people to get used to it.
[metalmaz] Thursday, July 03, 2008 2:23:12 PM 
Very true and I don't expect them to turn out the same old thing ago al la AC/DC (much as I like Acca!)

Look how much Rush changed their musical style. It took time, but I like what they did in the 80's and onwards. 

But I am finding Nostra very hard going. 
[Skinwalker] Thursday, July 03, 2008 12:28:23 PM 
A fear that a lot of artists have is that once they have gotten success at a certain level if they grow, change, or do something different, their fans will leave them, hate them, and/or crucify them. Judas Priest are ending up on the recieving end of that judging by what I have read in the forums. Judas Priest are always willing to try something different. They can't give you another British Steel, another Screaming For Vengeance, or even another Painkiller. As for Nostradamus, I haven't listened to the whole album, but I liked what I have heard so far.
[metalmaz] Thursday, July 03, 2008 4:52:01 AM 

On the whole I agree. I don't exactly hate Nostradamus; there are a handfull of good songs, but I have to say that I'm very let down by it. There's no edge, it's samey, it's far too long. I 'm sure that Scott isn't playing on it, they've used a drum machine  

I'm all for groups progressing. I certainly don't expect them to stick to the same format as British Steel.  I really like Angel Of Retribution and even Lochness has grown on me.  

As you say Iron Maiden's BMW and AMOLAD are amongst their best. I also love United Abominations and The System Has Failed. I think the same about Saxon - Lionheart and The Inner Sanctum  is probably their best music to date. Thye've all progressed, but haven't lost their identity like Priest have with this release.

You will get a bollocking for your post - people have been flamed by some (not all) members of this forum for being so wicked and disloyal for daring to post negative comments. 
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by The original Metallian from Thursday, July 03, 2008 12:30:41 AM)
[The original Metallian] Thursday, July 03, 2008 12:30:41 AM 
Hi, everybody -

I haven't posted anything anywhere in so many years...the last time was when Halford was roaming around with Two and I used to post on the Two boards under my nickname "metallian" (hence my new name here).

What drove me to post again after so many years is the need to vent after listening to Nostradamus.

What the f**k where they thinking??? I have SO many feelings about this album, none of them are positive: anger, frustration, dissapointment. I HATE Nostradamus with all my guts. I think it is an insult to the fans. I am 38 years old, I have been listening to metal since I was 8. I have Judas' cross tattooed on my right arm, so I am not exactly a casual fan. I am no "head banger-or-die" either - I love Dream Theater, Queensryche, Maiden and I also like Queen, Pink Floyd, old school jazz (Charlie Parker, Marsalis, Satchmo, West Montgomery, etc). So, all labels apart for us who dislike the album, I think it is horrible. When I want Priest, I want Priest. This is not Priest. I love Painkiller, but I also like Turbo or Point of Entry. Every single previous album was Priest. This is crap.

I have burned myself a Nostradamus compilation with the stuff that I like and I came up with an 8 song, 47 minutes album. I will sell the CD as soon as I can, in order to recoup something out of it (in a couple of months the word will be out and the CD will cost $ 0.99). This will be the first time I don't own a Priest album (I even have bootlegs)

I just don't understand! You don't need to completely change your style and thow your escence away in order to make a conceptual album. What's more, I don't recall any band doing that (Queensryche's OM, Dream Theater's Metropolis 2, Gamma Ray's Land of the Free - they all stuck to their guns). Sme bands some have even released the best albums in their careers when they went for the conceptual. It is not that Judas' members are old either. Maiden's Matter of Life and death (another conceptual, BTW) was their best album since 1988. Megadeth's last 2 are their best since Countdown to extinction.


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