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So what does everyone think about the new CD?

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[~ MG_Metalgoddess~] Thursday, June 19, 2008 10:37:03 PM 

LMAO @  Middle age comment!


I agree with youre comment's about the CD!

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[Tephra Rising] Thursday, June 19, 2008 10:35:14 PM 
JT......with respect, THIS 40-year-old (and if anybody calls me middle-aged I'll kick their ass) thinks it's fantastic that the boys in Priest are thinking outside of the metal box (again).  I have been rocking to the heavy sounds of Priest for almost 30 of my 40 years on this planet.  "Nostradamus" is not British Steel or Screaming or Sad Wings and anyone who's been paying attention should have already known that.  I think it's a great album and everything the band promised it would be.  Again, I know I've said it before, I think this album, maybe more than any of the others, demonstrates just what incredible musicians these guys really are.  This is still very heavy listen, as tracks like War, Conquest, the title track and others will prove.  Sure, we'd all love another fix of Screaming Part IV or Defenders Part III or whatever, but different can be a good thing, too.  I think it's a HUGE credit to Priest to come forth with a musical accomplishment like this, especially if it does in fact land them in or near the Billboard Top 10.  Not to mention these guys have been in the biz since I was in diapers....and four decades later they're still at the top of their game.  No bitching about the new CD from me, it's all good. 
[~ MG_Metalgoddess~] Thursday, June 19, 2008 10:25:21 PM 
excellent!  I wonder how many people called in sick to go out and buy the cd and stay home & kick back and listen to it .. LOL
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[Head banger] Thursday, June 19, 2008 10:19:48 PM 
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[Head banger] Thursday, June 19, 2008 10:14:58 PM 

dio still has it.  saw H&H last year, awesome.

But, last I saw rob he did quite well, and some more chalenging songs.


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[METAL MELTDOWN] Thursday, June 19, 2008 4:59:19 PM 
I have still not listened to the whole thing but I couldnt disagree with MYSELF from a few days ago, more!  I am hearing a lot of different shades to this music and hearing different things each time I listen to the few I have listened to.  I will devote time Saturday to the whole recording and I can safely say now towards myself....Open mouth, insert foot!!!! This is a great recording!  
[METAL MELTDOWN] Thursday, June 19, 2008 4:53:56 PM 
RICK....Been a while.  How ya been?  Buffalo's just as shitty as ever!!! lol
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[SCABBARDS REST] Thursday, June 19, 2008 4:06:26 PM 

I hear shades of Stained Class and Sad Wings of Destiny throughout Nostradamus, especially Rob's haunting expressive vocals and the mid-tempo doom of the guitars. But at the same time it's fused with the heaviness and depth of modern Metal. A very difficult and convincing feat!! I've only listened to it sparingly so far and I'm blown away! I can't wait to really dig into it several times. It's definitely NOT background music as someone already mentioned. I sat down last night with my fav beverages and really got into it. So far I rank it in the top six Priest releases! Maybe higher later..

[Healer] Thursday, June 19, 2008 2:57:25 PM 
It's about time! They so deserve it
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[Mr. Dave Genocide] Thursday, June 19, 2008 11:00:06 AM 

JUDAS PRIEST's 'Nostradamus' Headed For U.S. Top 10 Debut - June 19, 2008

According to Hits Daily Double (the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS), JUDAS PRIEST's new double-disc concept album, "Nostradamus", is poised to sell around 50,000 copies in the United States during its first week of release for a likely Top 10 debut on The Billboard 200 chart. If "Nostradamus" does in fact crack the Top 10, it will give the band its highest-ever career chart position in the U.S.

JUDAS PRIEST's last CD, "Angel of Retribution", opened with 58,000 copies back in March 2005 to debut at No. 13.

The following are the peak U.S. chart positions for the PRIEST catalog:

#13 - "Angel of Retribution" (2005)
#165 - "Demolition" (2001)
#82 - "Jugulator" (1997)
#155 - "Metalworks" (1993)
#26 - "Painkiller" (1990)
#31 - "Ram It Down" (1988)
#38 - "Priest Live" (1987)
#17 - "Turbo" (1986)
#18 - "Defenders of the Faith" (1984)
#17 - "Screaming for Vengeance" (1982)
#39 - "Point of Entry" (1981)
#34 - "British Steel" (1980)
#70 - "Unleashed in the East" (1979)
#128 - "Hell Bent for Leather" (1978)
#178 - "Stained Class" (1978)

JUDAS PRIEST's most successful album to date is 1982's "Screaming For Vengeance", which spent 53 weeks on the Billboard charts, receiving gold RIAA sales certification on October 29, 1982, platinum on April 18, 1983 and double platinum October 16, 2001. The album included the band's only U.S. top 100 hit single, "You've Got Another Thing Comin'".

Other million-seller RIAA certifications for JUDAS PRIEST are "Priest Live" (October 29, 2001), "Turbo" (July 24, 1989), "Defenders of the Faith" (September 26, 1988), "British Steel" (August 9, 1989) and "Unleashed in the East" (November 10, 1989).

JUDAS PRIEST also has gold albums certifications (500,000 sales) for "Stained Class" (November 10, 1989), "Hell Bent For Leather" (November 10, 1989), "Point of Entry" (November 10, 1989), "Ram It Down" (July 18, 1988) and "Painkiller" (January 2, 1991).

In the band's home country of the U.K., 1980's "British Steel" remains their most successful outing, peaking at No. 4 in the charts and launching three hit singles: "Living After Midnight", which peaked at No. 12; "Breaking The Law" No. 12 and "United" No. 26.

[Return_of_Darth_Painkiller_0870] Thursday, June 19, 2008 10:50:21 AM 
I received my Deluxe Edition Tuesday, and immediately popped it into my laptop (I hooked in my external speakers for better quality sound).  I am very much impressed by the production and the musicianship exhibited.  Rob's vocals are incredible.  I know the man can't scream like he did in his golden years, but seriously, who can?  Robert Plant sure as hell can't, and in fact I think only Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden is the only one left out of the creme de la creme of top notch vocalists from the 80's who still can.  But I don't let that deter from what I think of the songwriting.  Overall, I think it's masterful and very well done (albeit with a couple Spinal Tap-like moments).  

Like a few you, I agree that CD1 is much more heavier than the second disc.  However, I think the uniqueness of that 2nd CD is what makes this such a special album.  Pestilence and Plague, Death, Prophecy, and Nostradamus are the tracks which stand out the most to me.  While I know there are plenty of you who don't care for the acoustic guitars and synths and those interludes between the main tracks, I personally enjoy them and love how everything is tied in so the album flows seamlessly!  

All in all, an incredible CD.  9 out of 10. 
[JT_Small_Deadly_Space] Thursday, June 19, 2008 6:38:42 AM 
Its always the same, middle aged dudes who are over 30,40 tend to hate the new stuff cause they are stuck in a rut of listening to what they perceive to be metal or the sound of Judas Priest. (Not all over 30's i may add so no offence) Well they have tried something different and i personally think it is great to see them doing something bold and refreshing. As for vocals, Halford is getting old and you really can't slate him for that but i think his singing voice is still very much in tact and awesome as always. If you were a fan of the band and cared about them at all as a fan you would have said something on the lines of this, "I don't really like the new album, however i really admire what they tried to do but it just isn't my cup of tea". But you took it a step too far and have made a mockery of Priest. Something tells me that you haven't had the time to listen to it more than once either, the tracks start to sound better after a few listens.   [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by DemonCat from Saturday, June 14, 2008 5:57:15 PM)
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[jerZgirl] Wednesday, June 18, 2008 8:41:40 PM 
I loved the new album...its a strange concept that acutally works and they do tell a story.  I normally don't like instrumentals on heavy metal albums, however, this was so amazing (and fit with the other songs) that it sounded like a movie soundtrack. 

I liked both CDs equally for different reasons...disc 2 was a little slower, but I LOVE the song Visions, and the title track of course.   The first disc was a lot heavier.  But i loved everything!  I'm a happy camper!  
[Vaillant 3.0] Wednesday, June 18, 2008 5:10:41 PM 
Well...I just finished hearing both CDs. Here's my first impression (it might change as I listen to the album some more):

CD#1: I really enjoyed the first CD, with Dawn of Creation, Prophecy, Peace, Sands of Time, Persecution, Revelations and Death being my favorites. I thought of the album as a musical with only the music, and I could come up with the situation that is going on during the instrumental interludes in my mind. 
In a way, the small interludes between the major songs gave the impression of Nostradamus' life happening within the Renaissance period (with the string instruments and everything). The synthesizers give it a futuristic touch, which I thought was pretty cool, as it is about the prophet. 

CD#2: The second CD was a little too slow for me, but Exile, New Beginnings, Nostradamus, and Future of Mankind stand out in this second CD as my favorites. Alone was too repetitive IMO, especially near the end, and I didn't like Visions too much. Calm Before the Storm and the rest of the songs help pick up the pace in the end. 

Overall, while a little slow in some parts (in music and lyrics), the album is great and I enjoyed the musical journey the band took me through the life and prophecies of Nostradamus, and I hope to listen to it some more. It probably won't be my #1 favorite, but I'll listen to it when I feel like going through a musical journey.
I give it an 8.5/10!
[~ MG_Metalgoddess~] Wednesday, June 18, 2008 4:28:48 PM 
Hi Meltdown, Hey Darryn..LOL  

I do like the new cd the more I listen and understand it!

Have a great day.
[J.D. DIAMOND] Wednesday, June 18, 2008 4:23:13 PM 

Well, I do think that it's better than Turbo,Ram It Down,Jugulator and Demolition.....out of 16 studio albums JP has done now...Nostradamus comes in at #12 in my opinion. There are 11 LPs that top this,but it is very well put together and very excellent/powerful piece of music...just not one of my faves.

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[ZaNMaTo] Wednesday, June 18, 2008 4:11:10 PM 

The lyrics are equally amazing as the music. Just takes some thought, it's a brilliant conceptual piece along with obviously good music.

I posted an analasis on the first 11 songs. If you doubt the lyrical prowess of this album check it out.

[j-rock] Wednesday, June 18, 2008 3:47:03 PM 
My husband picked us up both the hardbound book & the standard cd versions at BestBuy, first thing yesterday morning!     First opportunity I had, I downloaded the cds onto my iPod (I will get to listen to some of it on the commute home later on today), and also ordered up the complimentary gig tickets.    

Wow, it's really awesome that Priest is doing this for the fans, in this economic crunch-time!     This is the first time for me that I got free tix with purchase of a cd!  I spread the news around to my friends who haven't bought tickets to the gig yet.  

Can't wait to listen to the epic! in full!   I'm sure my husband will be blaring it out of his car this weekend & beyond. 
[~ MG_Metalgoddess~] Wednesday, June 18, 2008 1:47:29 PM 
LOL @ Meltdown.. I know what mean.. I wasnt sure about some of the stuff on the cd.. but after I have listend to it.. more than once.. I really like some of the songs alot better.. the second time around.. The one song that did jump out for me was Alone.. I liked it the first time I heard it..

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[METAL MELTDOWN] Wednesday, June 18, 2008 1:33:21 PM 
OK.....I am not about to sit and rate each one of these songs especially since at present I am only half way thru the song Death but I have to say that I somewhat recant what I stated the other day about not liking this too much.

I, so far, will NOT call it my favorite Priest recording.  that will forever belong to Painkiller but I AM listening to a powerful piece of music.  Lyrically, I am going to side, somewhat, with what Necro has been saying.  Lyrically to me its a bit silly and would have faired better with a different subject matter, but over all, what I have heard is excellent...........
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