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[feemac] Sunday, June 22, 2008 5:13:41 AM 
I really like Nostradamus, I think the guys have done a fantastic job. I can't wait to see Priest in Melbourne, hopefully we are treated to a few songs off the album.
[Glen De Carl] Saturday, June 21, 2008 4:43:36 PM 
I purchased Nostradamus here in Winnipeg Canada  and thought it was an instant EPIC!  The Priest delivered the goods and I think this works ranks as a classic record of theatrics, mellow drama, and pure heavy metal!  BRAVO! see you in winnipeg at the end of july!
[Gibbo UK] Saturday, June 21, 2008 3:24:25 PM 
Nostradamus is a cracking album and a lot of hard work has been put into it.Rob,Glenn and KK are very gifted when it comes to writing and composing and this is album is a credit to all the band.
I have also started watching documentaries on the History channel about the great man himself.Looking forward to watching Priest do this full album live.
[DemonCat] Saturday, June 21, 2008 1:55:44 PM 
I respect your opinion, but ONLY Judas Priest can determine what "Judas Priest" sounds like, and this is very much Judas Priest. So that part of your comment makes no sense. They have evolved...into a more intelligent, and mature sounding band IMO. I feel it's one of their best ever.
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[Galt] Saturday, June 21, 2008 1:50:09 PM 
This cd is Priest's worst ever.  I had high expectations after "Angel of Retribution", but this one didn't even come close.  I like to hear bands evolve over the years, but this cd doesn't even sound like Priest.
[paperflowers] Saturday, June 21, 2008 9:37:57 AM 
MG - I feel bad tossing mine but I really can't use it. The nearest show's 5 hours away in the middle of the workweek. Too bad they aren't redeemable for VEGAS!
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[sdjohn] Friday, June 20, 2008 2:10:38 PM 
this cd kicks ass. i bought it on mon and it hasnt left my comp since. i was turned on to the mighty priest in 76 from my big bro,who came back from the army when i was 7. he had a couple of 8 tracks. i first bought unleashed on vinyl in gowanda,ny, a small town near buffalo,ny, in 1979, in the basement of a grocery store where you had to be 16 in order to buy these lp's. me and my other bro were hooked immediately. i collected all the lp's,picture discs,imports,tour shirts,and joined the fan club back in 81. damn i should have kept the 8 tracks. i first saw them on screaming for vengeance in 82, when my dad thought it was ok to see them. well even though i thought it was f*ed up when they broke up i do like ripper owens,fight and halford. i saw the reunion tour in toronto and have been waiting for them to return to some older JP music, which is nostradamus. it is like full circle when i hear this cd and my vinyl copy is getting stored away for the younger generation in my family. i like all types of metal and this new cd just proves what us older metal heads have known all the time. they never went away.
here's a suggestion to newer fans of priest or those who think it is a disappointment, just listen to it a few times and let the songs grow on you. if you still dont like it then you are entitled to your opinion at least you gave it a chance. this is not for all metal heads. if you don't like metal/concept then i guess you can say a perfect circle or tool have no right to call themselves metal/concept. i think this cd stands up to any of the offerings today such as children of bodom,iced earth,or mastodon. halford and co. deserve respect and all that comes with it. thnks priest!!!!

a quote from p. daly:1997:refused, the shape of punk to come:

the musicians to be true to themselves have to expand in new directions. while it satisfies their obligations to their past and their influences. their past is given continued meaning through progression and building upon it. the satisfaction often causes a new level of friction between band and fan. it can be quite disappointing for a fan to get a bands new album and then find out that it is different in a way not approved of. i am sure that everyone can relate to this feeling to the first time they listened to stream of consciousness by cryptic slaughter or cold lake by celtic frost. differences are often smoothed over because there is a degree of change which is usually acceptable. once this difference has exceeded the acceptable limit then the fan can do one of two things, move with the band, or let the band move past them. regardless of what it amounts to,the band is trying new possibilities,not just for themselves but for all whom expect them to create.
[doodah] Friday, June 20, 2008 6:26:10 AM 
What an amazing record.  Playing it non stop since it came out and it only gets better and better.  Love the way the whole album flows from beginning to end, which makes it hard to stop half way through.  Read one internet reveiw which basically said the Priest had bitten off more than they can chew.  Bullshit a great band showing they have many strings to their bow.
[spapad] Thursday, June 19, 2008 11:42:20 PM 
Love the new album. Cant wait to go on another long road trip to spite the price of gas so I can listen to it completely through in the car!
[jackylone] Thursday, June 19, 2008 12:15:30 PM 
i have lisrened to and followed along with Nostradamus numerous times since monday, and i love this work! Priest has took an icredible challenge and have made a masterpiece! the story, the music and the lyrics are epic! Judas Priest have released the album of the year in my opinion.  i am not the biggest fan of concept albums, but the mighty Priest have changed my opinion tremendously. i love it so much i have purchased all 3 versions. hats off guys, this spectacular!
[hellrazor67] Thursday, June 19, 2008 11:59:41 AM 
I listened to Nostradamus from beginning to end following along to the lyrics w/the booklet and I was absorbed into the story.  I love how disc 1 builds up the story and leads up to the amazing last three "Conquest", "Lost Love" and "Persecution".  Disc 2 tied everything up.  When I first heard the "Nostradamus" single a month or so ago, I figured that's how the album would start and here it the second to last track on disc 2....and it makes sense!!  Priest have out done themselves here and I'm thankful they've always NEVER played it safe.  And from what I read this morning, this album is on it's way to selling over 50,000 units.  PRIEST IS BACK!!!
Edited at: Thursday, June 19, 2008 12:00:39 PM
[j_mags24] Thursday, June 19, 2008 10:54:33 AM 

Hello all. First post :D

I got to say, I love Nostradamus. Is it my favorite Priest album? No...but it's definitely in my top five. Many of my friends (fellow 16 yr old metalheads) have said that its not heavy enough and not enough like Painkiller, DOTF, etc. They just don't get I hate to say...JP have always tried new things (Turbo anyone?) with mixed results, but I think Nostradamus is a great result of this. The mid-tempo, epic feel is awesome, but you always know it's Judas Priest, their style is always there. Rob's voice is all over the place, in a good way, and Glenn and KK sound as great as ever. All in all, I'm very pleased with Nostradamus, even if it took 2 years to hear. :P

[Head banger] Thursday, June 19, 2008 7:07:29 AM 
welcome back.
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[NuX] Thursday, June 19, 2008 6:54:41 AM 
Hello every one,

I'm listennig Nostradamus, and I really thinck that this record is a kind of a turn... the album is quit rich and JP confirm again his evolution and there style !

Angel of retribution was a very good album, for my personnal opinion, and wrote a new page in JP history such as Painkiller.
With Nostradamus we keep the JP's style but a rank higher... this is not a comparison with the others albums, because there are all differents.

I love it !

sorry for my english, I'm french :)
[JT_Small_Deadly_Space] Thursday, June 19, 2008 6:18:35 AM 
I personally love the new album, i think its a very brave and bold move for Priest. Yet again they have managed to create something truly unique and orally fantastic. The tracks take a few listens to enjoy fully, but i think this is some of their best work, thinking outside the metal box is what i like. I love that opener, Prophecy is such an amazing track. I would say Prophecy, Persecution, Death, Pestilence and Plague are my personal favourites and i love Alone too. Well done Priest 10/10 yet again.
[zena77blue] Thursday, June 19, 2008 5:22:23 AM 
When you listen to this album you have to sit down and immerse yourself in it you can't put it on and do other things around the house. It is a full listening experience absolutely brilliant !!!!
If you are after a top ten single then this is not your album either it flows on all the way through and i myself got lost in the experience so pour yourself a glass of your favourite poison, turn up the stereo really fucken loud, strap yourself into your most comfortable seat and enjoy the ride !!!!    
I give this album a 12/10 you say that's not possible then you havent experienced it yet !!!
[Tephra Rising] Wednesday, June 18, 2008 10:10:19 PM 
Rick......bienvenue et bon anniversaire..... s'il vous plait, excusez mon francais qui est tres pense Judas Priest est le plus meilleur heavy metal band du monde!!!

Tephra Rising, un alpiniste des volcans en Central Oregon, Etats Unis.....
(phew.......sorry, en anglais from now on, but I tried!!!)  Welcome anyway and enjoy Monsieur Nostredame.
[rick2008] Wednesday, June 18, 2008 9:43:19 PM 


Sorry for my bad english, i'm french canadian.I have buy the new album Nostradamus is simply fabulous....congratulations Judas Priest band for this great work, this a wonderful gift for my birthday......All is perfect, I love of the greatest album of Judas Priest.

Thank you!

I hope to see you in Quebec city, Canada



[SCABBARDS REST] Wednesday, June 18, 2008 8:56:11 PM 
It's been awhile since I've posted. So far I love Nostradamus, but I haven't completely digested it yet! I'm tempted to say it is their BEST work ever, but I'll wait and hold judgement until I've fairly evaluated it. Went to Best Buy yesterday and bought the whole album package deal. Well worth the money IMO! I'm actually watching a special on Nostradamus with skeptics trying to disprove his predictions and make him to be a hoax. I think they're just jealous and want to make a name for themselves! Anyway, great to be back on the noticeboard with all my Prest friends!! We'll be making the trip from NC to Pittsburgh in August. Hope to see many of you there.
[Moonfyre] Wednesday, June 18, 2008 3:27:57 PM 
I absolutely love Revelations and Alone!  Probably two of their best compositions.  I love the additional instruments.  The artist, Mark Wilkinson, is incredibly talented and created a great depiction of events.   Halford's singing in a foreign language adds to the authentic feel and demonstrates his linguistic talents.  Judas Priest, the synergy of Tipton, Downing and Halford, is immeasurable.   
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