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Nostradamus CD....what do you think?
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So what does everyone think about the new CD?

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[tasnam1] Monday, July 28, 2008 6:49:33 AM 

I'd like to thank Masi73 for the post.  
I've never thought of myself as an 'armchair producer', - but I like the backhanded compliment. 

Masi73 I see you are from Miami and currently in Iraq.  
(My brother-in-law just returned - he is a sergeant from the 133rd Engineering Division)

I am a diehard Priest fan.
90% of my audio listening time is spent with Priest (incl Halford & Fight) the rest misc Heavy Metal.
Yet I do not feel Priest is infallible.  ('absence of error' or to the 'inability to err')

Nor do I feel any Company, Government, Sports team is infallible.  They can all make mistakes and have lapses in judgment.  OR make decisions that could have been avoided.
But it does not change my support.
Yes I am opinionated.  So isn't everyone on this board including you.  
There is nothing wrong with that at all.  If you think about it, I we were not opinionated Otherwise we would not have message boards.
Being from the U.S. you will understand this analogy:

I live in the New England Area.  We have three sports teams that have done very well recently.
The New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics.

When a bunch people FANS get together to watch a game do they ever shout out at the TV?
Do they ever yell at the TV screen in disbelief that a quarterback or coach made a call that 'clearly was not going to work’?

Of course.  It would seem ridiculous that FANS would get together then watch a game in pure silence without voicing their armchair coaching thoughts to the TV.

We all have done it during a sporting event.

Does that change our loyalty?  NOT AT ALL!

In fact it shows that we are rooting them on.  Cheering them for their success.

The Patriots had a near perfect record (Like your Dolphins did years ago).  Do you think during the season fans didn't yell at players on TV when they made bad decisions?

It is actually a show of support.

The same as when people make opinionated comments about Judas Priest and their directions.
It is a verbal show that we want the band to gain fans base and gain more recognition. - But doesn't change our support.



Edited at: Monday, July 28, 2008 6:52:51 AM
[Mark  Nissen9934] Sunday, July 27, 2008 7:41:14 PM 

I still remember back when Point of Entry came out in 1981 or so.  I had just got off the Unleashed and British Steel high, and the album was initially a disapointment to me.  I expected a very heavy dose of metal and felt that the album sounded weak (on first listening).  It took a while to grow on me but now I have come to feel that Point of Entry is one of my favorites.  Anyway,  when I first heard the song Nostradamus before the album was released I was very very excited because I felt most of the album would have the typical Priest sound like that song did.  After I got the CD I again was initially disapointed for some of the same reasons as before however,  with ALL Priest works,  the latest is always different and it takes listening to it a few times for it to grow on you.  I now feel that Nostradamus is simply AWESOME!  I can't wait to see them play the entire album on a future tour similar to the Queensryche mindcrime tour last year.  All the people that are talking about cutting some of the songs out,  etc simply don't understand Judas Priest and appreciate all the work that is in this great work of art.  No it is not a typical Priest release, but once again,  every release Priest has ever done has sounded different at the time and they all have developed a life of their own.  I predict that after all the touring,  current tour and future Nostradamus exlusive tour,  Priest will then work on and release the ultimate heavy metal sounding CD which will blow away all the doubters.  That unfortunately may be their last release as they are not getting any younger, but I am sure that they will give us one more dose of the Priest we have come to know and love.  Once again I say that NOSTRADAMUS ROCKS!

Long live Judas Priest!

[Metallark] Sunday, July 27, 2008 3:47:24 PM 
Great rock-line interview with JP last Sunday. It's running on their website through next weekend. They discuss the current tour and touch on the Nostradamus tour next year.
[Vaillant 3.0] Saturday, July 26, 2008 9:40:58 PM 
Sorry about that...but that's what I thought comparing these two songs. Can't exactly change that. I love the whole album too, just can't help but observe some of the quirks in the album.
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[TIMBONI] Saturday, July 26, 2008 7:10:32 PM 
And you had to sit there painting that ugly bitch making her think she's hot so she'll sit still.  Big time props to you man !
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[MASI 73] Saturday, July 26, 2008 7:09:22 PM 
Ha!Ha! I should have known
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[MASI 73] Saturday, July 26, 2008 6:53:33 PM 

The cd and all the tracks are in perfect order and harmony... You know, I love you armchair producers and musicians, you sit there passing judgement on the work of others as if you were some kind of expert. I respect the fact that all of us have opinions, but you guys(Vaillant 3.0 & tasnam1), are too opinionated. Who are you to sit there and tell this band how they should conduct their business, considering they have done a great job for over 30 years. I mean really, don't air the video, this song here, that song there... Yes, we all have opinions but you dudes take the cake!!!
The cd is a masterpiece, the arrangments are flawles and very intricate. Nothing in this world is perfect ( look at the Mona lisa, or The Last Supper), but they are still a masterpiece. So don't be so anal and enjoy the work of art others have brought to life for you to enjoy, rather than sitting there and picking it apart. 

Edited at: Saturday, July 26, 2008 6:59:34 PM
Edited at: Saturday, July 26, 2008 7:06:12 PM
[Metallark] Friday, July 18, 2008 11:12:31 PM 
Yeah...I started with liking the second CD. Now the more I listen to the first the more I'm convinced both compliment each other. It's amazing these guys can still muster this level of creativity after all these years.
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[doodah] Friday, July 18, 2008 8:03:26 AM 

Maybe it's just me, but i always put the 2nd CD on first.  Exiled, Alone and Nostradamus.....awesome stuff.  The rest is damm good as well

[tasnam1] Thursday, July 17, 2008 5:17:43 PM 
Vaillant 3.0,

You are 100% accurate.  I have thought this from the first day i heard the CD.

Also a few other comments i have been thinking about:

#1  Pestilence and Plague is a great song....but I think it is either it is in the wrong place.  Wht i mean is it is too "positive" sounding.  Don't get me wrong I love the song, but it sounds so "uppy" considering the subject matter.  I think P&P should have another "darker" sound  like Death and War.  Again I like the sound but each time I listen i forget we are talking about the 3(of 4) horsemen of apocolypse - I guess I feel too good listing to P&P subject matter.

#2  STOP the WAR VIDEO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Don't do this to yourselves Priest.  Fire the company the produced it.  Make it against the law to ever view that video again.

#3  Alone truly a great song - VERY Emotional.

More to come
Edited at: Thursday, July 17, 2008 5:18:06 PM
[guidogodoy] Wednesday, July 16, 2008 11:44:00 PM 
You're weird! (does make sense, though!)
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[Vaillant 3.0] Wednesday, July 16, 2008 11:40:11 PM 

Call me weird...

But I think Prophecy should have the name of "Nostradamus", not the more popular, faster title track. I know it sounds weird, but it makes more sense if you read the lyrics to both songs. Prophecy (lyrically at least) sounds like something that accurately describes the man better than the title song. Its written almost like Hellrider, Painkiller, Sinner, among others, in the first-person. Plus, since Prophecy gives a general idea of who Nostradamus was and what he did (and it does say, "I am Nostradamus!!"), the name change to "Nostradamus" would sound more appropriate, IMO.

[Etarholet] Sunday, July 13, 2008 7:21:35 AM 
To sum it all up: A MASTERPIECE.
[Aikman (Matt Frost)] Thursday, July 10, 2008 4:47:51 AM 
Priest have outdone themselves.  What a great piece of work.  Can't wait for more!!!
[ZaNMaTo] Thursday, July 10, 2008 1:02:10 AM 
Nostradamus is a musical and conceptual masterpiece. The orchestration is so very powerful.
[Jeanine] Wednesday, July 09, 2008 11:21:28 PM 
I have to say I am waking up with these songs playing in my head.  Exiled is a great song.  There are so many intricate melodies being played on this CD. Judas Priest define the word artist. 
[Chris 15363] Wednesday, July 09, 2008 9:51:29 PM 

I think Nostradamus is a brilliant Judas Priest Album... It is so Polished and fined tuned... Glenn and K.K. used so many different unexpected Guitar tones. Rob Halford sounds amazing and I am glad he didn't use his high pitched voice much.

But I also think Glenn and KK overdid the dramatic intros...(interludes) some songs just don't need it... Peace is not necessary, Calm before the Storm is not necessary and even songs without interludes like Death and Persecution should have started with the main riff instead of the mellow part. Classic Judas Priest masterpiece songs like SFV, Grinder, Painkiller, Rapid Fire, Hot Rockin, Freewheel Burning, Jawbreaker... they all start out fast and furious and Judas Priest needs to get back to that. agressivness. 

[Mr. Dave Genocide] Tuesday, July 08, 2008 7:18:11 PM 

After reading over some reviews of A.O.R. on the JP Info Page...
I'm saying that they need to go back to the Metal they are known for.

I enjoy Nostradamus, don't get me wrong . . .
But I believe they need to get back to Heavy Metal, and forget about this orchestration . . .

IMO, but I know others agree.

Long live the Priest Beast!

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