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NOSTRADAMUS release
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[Return_of_Darth_Painkiller_0870] Thursday, June 26, 2008 4:49:09 AM 

Dead, I appreciate the fact you're pissed off about Necro leaving.  But I for one had enough of his constant bitching and griping about the new CD.  I respect the fact that he didn't like it, but like others here, I REFUSE to keep having to hear him bash Priest for the disc.  Get over it already!  Tons of people love or at least like, the Nostradamus CD.  Hell, it even debuted in the Billboard Top 10 here in the US!  I'm betting it'll had a similar debut in the UK and elsewhere.


  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Dead_Reckoning from Wednesday, June 25, 2008 12:50:04 PM)
[Herbstzeitlose] Thursday, June 26, 2008 2:19:28 AM 
I really love the new album...and it was great to see the band performing some stuff of "nostradamus" live on stage in Düsseldorf" hope, the will do a show about the whole album soon...gooseskin...!!!
[arievk] Thursday, June 26, 2008 1:52:27 AM 

Best ever CD of Judas
i am fan for more then 30 years but this time i was really surprised
JP have set a new demension in their allready amazing career

Live i will see them again 27th of June 
and 29th of august

[Knight the Movie] Wednesday, June 25, 2008 4:36:33 PM 
Not only am i glad i bought the Album and have been listening to it non-stop...but i bought a ticket to their show at the Myth immediatly...a pretty small place...hopefully they can fit some giant robot thing in or something with the stairs and all!...that would be great to see up close for once!
[156555464] Wednesday, June 25, 2008 1:20:43 PM 
[156555464] Wednesday, June 25, 2008 1:14:07 PM 
I think it is the old Priest.
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by darrell8865 from Tuesday, June 24, 2008 11:05:09 AM)
[Dead_Reckoning [Banned]] Wednesday, June 25, 2008 12:50:04 PM 
I'm not the only one not to like it then...even tho i been a fan since '76...it IS possible to not like an album (and i agree about Turbo). And everyone who has driven my mate Necro away can kiss my ass!!! FFS it was only stating an opinion!
[rheis] Wednesday, June 25, 2008 12:36:24 PM 
I'm just GOBSMACKED by "Nostradamus"!!! It will take many, many listens to get into it properly but the pieces have already started to fall into place. My top three tracks at the moment are "Prophecy", "Revelations" and "The Future of Mankind" .
[Eternal Betrayer] Wednesday, June 25, 2008 11:42:01 AM 
THE ANSWER - for all those still scratching their heads over the latest offering from JP is, I think, perhaps one caused by the of pacing on the album.

It is, after all, very very long, with some considerable mid-paced / ballad-y numbers. My advice is to edit it down to a slimmer, meaner & faster 80mins (single disc) version.

Select the following running order on to a CDR, or ipod playlist etc, and hear a much more familiar, agressive & traditional metal-esq  sounding release.

1.   Dawn of creation
2.   Prophecy
3.   Awakening
4.   Revelations
5.   Sands of Time
6.   Pestilence & plague
7.   Death
8.   Peace
9.   Conquest
10. Persecution
11. Alone
12. Shadows in the flame
13. Visions
14. Calm before the storm
15. Nostradamus
16. Future of mankind

Now, I know there will be many out there screaming (for vengeance) that this is sacriledge & not how the album is intended to be listened to, but, then they are already the converted, and what we are trying to do here is get as many people on board as possible. I myself, do find the whole double disc a rather flabby affair, I'm sorry to say, and do actually prefer the above edited version which I find is a far pacier & exciting listen - much more what I was hoping for.

I see it as something similar to the cinema release versions of the Lord Of The Rings films, as opposed to their much weightier Director's cut DVDs.

As for the missing tracks, well once you've grown to love the above you can re-incert them later, or visit them individually & see how they shape up having acclimatized yourself to this new world of the metal gods.

Just trying to help.
[chris1968] Tuesday, June 24, 2008 11:03:43 PM 

Judas Priest:  Nostradamus

This is a very interesting album and the concept is perfection.  Nostradamus' pain and suffering were not in vain, he was a great man and will live on forever.  The loss of his child and wife are permanently etched in the minds of millions and his purpose not forgotten.  The warning he posted to humanity was clear and brilliant, a message to the future for the salvation of humanity.  His writings include many such intellectually brilliant pieces such as the decryption of the "Code of the Bible" where he wrote of one significant number that explains the true meaning of the book, and what it means to society.  The war he predicted is occurring at this time, freedom is at hand from the scurge of the selfish ones.  the millions are rejoicing from his single act of sacrifice, his wonderful spirit, and the unconceraable love he expressed for his family and humanity.  An unshakable faith that he will be repaid for, even though when making the ultimate sacrifice, he was not aware he would be saved from the abyss of darkness.  The fear is gone and dread erased, the war machine passed from haters to the lovers of life.
Congradulations to Judas Priest for this revelation, a piece that will be celebrated for some time to come, an amazing album.  I was so stunned to see it, now I must go to the concert.

I appreciate all of the hard work that went into its creation, and look forward to the completion of Nostradomus.

Thank You,

Christopher
[Great White] Tuesday, June 24, 2008 4:32:48 PM 
Tony,

As a long time Judas Priest fan I must say that I agree with you.  There is no shame in admitting that you don't like an album and just because you don't like an album or two, doesn't mean that your not a fan of the band.  There is only one other Judas Priest album that turned me off as much as this album and that was Turbo.  I've never been a fan of that type of guitar sound and I'm still not.  I like raw power, I'm not looking for another painkiller, etc.  but I think that Judas Priest should stay with what they know best.  Oh yea it's always good to expand your horizons, but without the sound that they produced on Nostradamus.  Well, I'll wait for the next album!  Priest however, will always remain my favorite no matter what they put out.
[Deep Freeze] Tuesday, June 24, 2008 1:33:43 PM 
You expressed your opinion in a very thoughtful and admirable way, Tony. I must say that I appreciate your comments. Moreover, I appreciate the way in which you presented them. Well done.
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by mother popcorn from Tuesday, June 24, 2008 1:26:45 PM)
[mother popcorn] Tuesday, June 24, 2008 1:26:45 PM 
As much as I admire and respect the optimism being conveyed here, I have to respectfully disagree... I simply can't rationalize this release whatsoever...

We're talking about KK Downing and Glenn Tipton here... Where are the guitars? Where's the edge? As soon as I opened the booklet and saw "guitar synths" my heart sank... All I'm hearing is watered down guitar tones...buried in the mix...

A double CD, and all they can muster is a few tracks with any teeth whatsoever...

I give them high marks for trying to create something that is as ambitious as this, and far different than anything they've ever done...but the bottom line for me is this. This is not what I want to hear from Judas Priest...

First and foremost, I have to be honest with myself... In doing so, I have to admit that I'm as disappointed with this release as I could possibly be. I'm sorry I feel this way, but saying anything else would be less than truthful...

Guitar synths, plodding slow-tempo songs throughout both discs, and an overabundance of atmospheric keyboards... Sorry fellas...but Nostradamus is DOA...

I'm sure I'll receive more than a fair share of criticism, but know that I've simply expressed my true feelings...

Tony
[Thefaithlesspriest] Tuesday, June 24, 2008 12:27:49 PM 
So far I'm delighted with "Nostradamus". Priest have always had a lot of variety on their albums, but this is their most diverse so far. The only song I haven't taken to yet is "Exiled"...
[Head banger] Tuesday, June 24, 2008 12:24:57 PM 
welcome, I would say that they owe it to themselfs to create something they are proud of

the points are to repell people who were here to cause trouble, something that has gone away,  children mostly

good to have another member
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[SniperX9N] Tuesday, June 24, 2008 11:22:24 AM 
The CD is just fine.  Everyone should just loosen up a bit and really take in everything you hear.  This could possibly be the CD of the year.
[darrell8865] Tuesday, June 24, 2008 11:05:09 AM 

ALTHOUGHT THE ALBUM WAS NICELY CREATED AND PROMOTED , IT IS NOT THE PRIEST OF OLD . I THINK THEY OWE US AN ALBUM THAT ROCKS !!!  I HAVE PURCHASED THE ALBUM AND WILL BE GOING TO THE CONCERT , BUT THEY STILL OWE US ..........WHAT'S UP WITH THIS WEBSITE ?  RESPECT POINTS ?  THAT'S B.S..WHERE IS THE PRIEST OF OLD ? 

 


Edited at: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 11:09:38 AM
[valis74] Monday, June 23, 2008 11:08:28 PM 
It would be cool beyond words to see them play the entire Nostradamus album live with a full orchestra backing them up.
[PRIEST ROCKER] Monday, June 23, 2008 10:50:42 PM 

I have listened to the whole album and I am not disapointed at all.  It is exactly what they said it was gonna be and more.  I think that it is a great album.                                               

[spapad] Monday, June 23, 2008 10:16:23 PM 

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