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144 days and still going!


[lmz] Saturday, March 26, 2011 12:06:20 PM 
I find that NOSTRADAMUS gets better everytime I listen to it.  I admit, I was disappointed when I first bought it.  However, I listen to it more and more.  I describe such as SAD WINGS OF DESTINY thirty years later, and we all know how awesome and psychedellic that album was (and is).  Hats off to the Priest, for delivering quality metal that one can listen to over and over again. 
[Skython] Saturday, March 26, 2011 7:27:20 AM 
I'm still quite a new Priest fan, because Nostradamus got me into Priest. Disc 2 is better in my own opinion, because it is a lot more serious with good epic songs like Alone, and Future of Mankind, my favourite song by Priest, Nostradamus was the first album I ever bought, and to this day remains my best purchase for cd's, Nostradamus IS the best Priest album to me, and it will never change, unless the new album follows on the same sort of thing but makes it even better (and makes it longer, for some reason Nostradamus feels too short)
[ar9lsi] Friday, March 25, 2011 2:29:10 AM 
Nostradamus is one of the best Judas albums, but I have "weird" taste in Judas.. I also prefer albums like Angel of retribution (which is a pre Nostradamus in some ways), Defender of the faith and Screaming for vengeance. I of course like BS! Nostradamus CD 2 is the better I believe. I am in honesty, a sucker for concept albums; Rush 2112, Queensryche Operation mindcrime etc.

Please Judas, put in a Stockholm date on your Epitaph-tour!
[JT_Small_Deadly_Space] Monday, January 31, 2011 8:15:34 AM 
Nostradamus had a strange effect on me.

When I first heard the title track on myspace before its release I felt a rush I'd never experienced from any Priest song and that's the truth I thought it was so powerful and this made me want the album more than anything. Then I heard Visions and I liked that immediately too but still thought Nostradamus was the better track.

Then I went to Download and saw them there where they played Prophecy and Death. I thought Prophecy was a brilliant opener, so heavy with an excellent drum groove and despite naysayers, the lyrics work really well. Death I did like it although I thought it was a bit long but loved the bit in the middle where it turns heavy and I really liked the darkness of the chorus.

Then I returned to see Nostradamus on my doorstep. I stuck it in and let it play from start to finish. At first I was disappointed mainly because I was expecting every song to be as heavy as the title and opening tracks and some of the songs I didn't connect with.

But I listened and listened and the songs started to grow on me little by little and it became my most listened to Priest album and I don't know why. It was strange I would put it in knowing it wasn't my favourite album but I did it anyway and now I absolutely love it. I think if Scott had had that space to be more creative, this album could have been way better as the drums in many songs were pretty straight forward and not very exciting although his use of space is outstanding especially in the track, 'Alone'.

It's a weird balance of good and bad I think and this is me being honest with this album. I think pros go to: Halford's voice, Glenn and KK's soloing and the use of effects and synth to create something unique. Unfortunately I think the drumming lets it down though that is no fault of Scott, he just didn't have a lot to work with.

Some of the riffs I think are magnificent and the best go to, Prophecy, Nostramdamus, Death (middle section and chorus), Persecution and Future of Mankind. But some are just more straight forward progressions.

I think overall it is a good album with some great tracks and average tracks maybe more of the latter. But I still pop it in and skip to the ones I think are true Priest classics.
[metalgodess] Sunday, January 30, 2011 7:51:16 PM 
It gets better every time I listen.  Lie down in complete darkness with the headphones on and crank will feel every note throughout your entire body as it possess you...
[jackylone] Sunday, January 30, 2011 2:00:15 PM 
Even though, the 'so called streak' people have referred to it as has been over for 14 months, i still spin it at least once a week! I had the opportunity to speak to Rob via telephone a few months ago on a radio show, and he was glad to hear i still listen, and that my metal loving' dog still listens! I love this record and it will never be permanently filed away! Cheers everyone!
[the highway terror] Wednesday, December 22, 2010 11:15:43 PM 

As a Priest fan since '78 I state IMNSHO that Nostradamus is the most fully realized album Priest have ever done.
  I'm not calling it the best or my favorite but, it's great and It's everything It should be . A masterpiece.
[metallo] Thursday, August 05, 2010 2:48:52 PM 
Thank you Zombi. Of course you're welcome in Terni, Italy. We have not a famous university but we are famous for producing 'STEEL'. Italian Steel, not British, but always steel, and of course I'm working with it, selling it world wide. It's strange but we are all 'Steelers'.
I don't think JP will come here, but maybe Rome, Florence, Milan...
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[Zomby] Monday, August 02, 2010 1:46:28 AM 
metallo     if j/p comes to cambridge  and you wanna see them  you welcome to join me    and stay over
[metalmaz] Saturday, July 31, 2010 8:47:09 AM 
I never judge the quality of an album by it's sales. Shania Twain Come On Over sold shedloads and it's crap
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[metallo] Thursday, July 29, 2010 3:03:40 PM 
...and I want Judas Priest to come back in Italy. But in case they will not come in Italy but will come in Cambridge, do you have any place for me ? On the contrary there's a placew for you here. But do not say to my wife.
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by zomby from Sunday, July 25, 2010 11:44:42 AM)
[Zomby] Sunday, July 25, 2010 11:44:42 AM 
but i want more i want judaspriest to come back to cambridge
[Zomby] Sunday, July 25, 2010 11:43:12 AM 
i love nostradamus its a great album and i agree with you lads it shows  judas priests dexterity but i did wonder what kind of concert i would see at priestfest 09 at wembly arena but i needent have worried they played everything including nostradamus tracks and i got trashed and boogied to every tune only fell over 3 times i want to thank the people behind me for helping me up
[jackylone] Sunday, July 25, 2010 10:26:07 AM 
Nostradamus made #9 in U.S., first time they cracked the top10 in America!
[metallo] Wednesday, July 21, 2010 9:02:32 AM 
Great Album.
Just to demonstrate that they can be very heavy, very epic, very symphonic, very pop, thay can do everything and whatever they do it's the best.
That's right?
"Nella tentazione, cercando la gloria, il prezzo da pagare, è la caduta dell'uomo" but thet will never fall down.
[Void] Tuesday, July 20, 2010 12:07:41 PM 
Nostradamus was sold preety well in coparision to other record as it reached 11 postition in list of best selling album in GB (only 2 other records had had better place) It was also very popular around the world  

It is not bad album, but it's different from "classic" Priest I thing it's good that they tried to change something and still want to develope
[Budred] Monday, July 12, 2010 9:45:53 PM 
I tried to listen with an open mind. I just can't get into it. Too mellow, too symphonic.
I'm glad for Priest that people are into it but it's just not for me. Rob's singing style leaves a little
to be desired. Not enough highs, kind of boring. 
Does anyone know how this album compares to average sales of other Priest lp's.(just curious)

Long live the Priest and all their fans!!!

[hellrider 31038] Monday, July 12, 2010 5:09:15 PM 
shhhhhhhhhh COMMANDER you might give PRIEST a idea to perform nostradamus offence of would be like trans siberian orchastra people saying they used to be a metal band but they sold out.puts us PRIEST METAL MANIACS DEFENDERS IN A VERY AWKWARD AND DEPRESSING would also scar the NAME JUDAS PRIEST


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[hellrider 31038] Monday, July 12, 2010 2:50:56 PM 
actactly COMMANDER.i have given credit to Jackylone many times for what he did and introducing THE MIGHTY PRIEST to many people who have never heard them before and those people checking out the back catolog for the first time.its just  when someone  says nostradamus is a METAL MASTERPIECE and the best PRIEST ALBUM.i definatly disagree .and say it. 
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by J.D. DIAMOND from Sunday, July 11, 2010 12:20:28 PM)
[Brian_Evans] Monday, July 12, 2010 1:37:02 PM 
What I mean is since you're in the company of such well respected veteran members in this thread your opinion matters too. SO GO FOR IT MAN!!!! Ha!   [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Brian_Evans from Monday, July 12, 2010 10:20:30 AM)  
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[Brian_Evans] Monday, July 12, 2010 10:20:30 AM 
I'm interested!!!!
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Budred from Monday, July 12, 2010 7:40:29 AM)
[icecreamman] Monday, July 12, 2010 7:50:49 AM 
It took me a few listens to really get in to Nostradomus, at first listen I was furious. After listening to AOR for almostr everyday for 3 years I thought we would get a heavier concept album. After a few listens I found that there are some great riffs on the album (Conquest is a good example). Do I like Nostradomus? Yes. Would I like for Priest to do another album just like it? NO.
[Budred] Monday, July 12, 2010 7:40:29 AM 
 I'm going to force myself to listen to Nostradamus to and from work today.
Sometimes when I listen to music I don't like it at first and then after a few listens
it starts sounding better. This album is so unlike anything that Priest has (ever) done
that (maybe) I didn't give it a chance. The first few listens, after about five or six songs
it literally put a pit in my stomach so we'll see. If anyone is interested I'll post again 
tonight to let you know how it went. 
                                                           Peace all!
[Vaillant 3.0] Monday, July 12, 2010 7:39:51 AM 
Somebody needs a chill pill.
[metalmaz] Monday, July 12, 2010 7:08:01 AM 
What do you mean about Turbo being a Priest album? We know it is. It seems the fanboys would wank and fawn over anything Priest released, even if they did a bunch of allah songs calling suicide bombers to a mosque to pray before they blew up some infidels. Priest have fallen very very short of the mark with this album IMO .I'm sure the won't with the next one.   [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Sunday, July 11, 2010 10:42:25 AM)
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[J.D. DIAMOND] Monday, July 12, 2010 1:36:07 AM 
I thought  Prophecy,War, Nostradamus and Future Of Mankind were the 4 standouts and I also liked a couple of short/intro tracks like "Awakening" but I hate the song it goes into "Revelations". I also liked Calm Before The Storm intro to Nostradamus.

The rest doesn't settle with me. Nostradamus is a well put together epic album theres no question about that. I'm just jealous of those who can get into it's world because even though I say I would prefer the band to change it's name for the Nostra album,it's still created by JUDAS PRIEST my favorite band of all time so its an awkward situation(sigh) I just wish the album was something that was more up my ally I guess.  

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[guidogodoy] Sunday, July 11, 2010 4:53:54 PM 
Oh, I agree that those that like Nostra are in NO WAY trying to convince those that do. See? There is a difference beween us and fanboy fake Brian: when we think something sucks, we say it. It isn't blindly following the blind. Were that true, someone would have convinced me that Lochness was a decent sond LOOOONG ago. I'll even admit to the cheesy topic of Nostra. However, I am into classical music as well as some of you. The phrasings ARE classical in nature. I have heard many an interview where the guys wanted to do this sort of album and I am happy that they have come to a point in their career where it has come to fruition. Just one man's opinion, nothing more.

Say. J.D. (as I know YOU'LL answer as opposed to fanboy Brian), what are your four songs or so off Nostra? I think you might have posted them before but I forget. Please remind me.
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by J.D. DIAMOND from Sunday, July 11, 2010 12:20:28 PM)
[Budred] Sunday, July 11, 2010 2:57:07 PM 
I like metal that pumps you up so much that you want to punch something while listening to it. 
Nostradamus does that for me, but the problem is that it's Rob and the guys I want to punch
for unleashing that upon us. To those who love it, great for you. I'm glad some get enjoyment
out of it. For me it's much to weak. Admittedly I'll listen to music other than metal but when it
comes to Priest I want the music to be heavy. This opinion is solely mine. (Not to be imposed
upon anyone else.)

Long live the Priest and their fans!!!
[Head banger] Sunday, July 11, 2010 12:30:31 PM 
I would agree with that.  I would even argue turbo is closer to the clasic priest sound, particularily if you adjust that sound for the music of the time as Priest tends to do.
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by J.D. DIAMOND from Sunday, July 11, 2010 12:20:28 PM)
[J.D. DIAMOND] Sunday, July 11, 2010 12:20:28 PM 
With Nostradamus,I don't think that those of us who dislike it are trying to get other people to dislike it. But rather argue that the album in it's entirety is not "Judas Priest's signature sound". Nostradamus,Turbo and Demolition are all the same way,they don't harness the signature sound all the way through and are the only 3 records by the band that astray too far from the bands true sound. Jugulator and Ram It Down are very weak-like and went into left field but at least they didn't go out of the ballpark. 

I don't think Ram It Down is a great Priest album,but with 10 songs on it I can handle 5 of them(Ram It Down,  Heavy Metal,  Come And Get It,  Hard As Iron,  Blood Red Skies)with the other 5 songs blah,but at least its half the album ....with Nostradamus there are 22 or so tracks and I can only handle 4 of them.

But thats irrelevant,the main point here is that the only thing we can agree on is that the Nostradamus album is the most different  "away from Judas Priest" sounding album they have ever done.I just think it was too different sounding to be called a "Judas Priest" album.

Its like the band Emperor with the albums Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk and Equilibrium,they are not "Emperor's signature sound" and too strange to be called an Emperor albums yet to me they are both excellent albums. I would agree that those 2 albums shouldn't of been called "Emperor"  and should of changed the band's name but I still like those records.

This is the same senario with Nostradamus,if I did like the Nostradamus album I would still not consider it "Judas Priest".

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[guidogodoy] Sunday, July 11, 2010 10:42:25 AM 
Well, if "people are just wankng over this album because it is Priest," why wouldn't that hold true for ALL Priest albums? Songs too for that matter? Turbo was a Priest album last time I checked and I don't think I even own it. LP or cassette if at all. RID on both just because it is autographed. Nope, the theory doesn't hold water.

Sorry that you don't like Nostra. I do. Part because it is Priest? Certainly could be. I am intrigued by it complexity, sophistication and what marks the musical culmination of a band I have adored all my life.
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[hellrider 31038] Sunday, July 11, 2010 9:00:55 AM 
nostradamus album is making me go mental picture me screaming first 19 sec of video crank it
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[metalmaz] Sunday, July 11, 2010 7:40:04 AM 
I guess you ran as fast as possible to get it over as fast as possible. I can't think what's worse, running 8 miles or listening to Nostraboruesus! I agree that the length of a song does not back a good record. It's actually what's in it. Death is 7.34.minutes. 7.34 minutes of crap. The the whole of Nostraborues is over 70 minutes. How the hell they only managed make around 15 minutes of it worth listening to is beyond belief. People are only wanking over this because it's A Priest album. If any other band had done it everyone would say it was complete crap. For the most part Nostra is a fat, lazy, overblown, turgid and tedious. I can't believe how a group who have given us so many great albums could have the audacity to foist this on the public. Of course some of you love it and that's fine. I respect their opinions. But I just can't get into Nostra and it's not for want of trying.   [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Saturday, July 10, 2010 6:11:16 PM)
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[guidogodoy] Saturday, July 10, 2010 7:07:26 PM 
On a similar note, I HATED Van Hagar. Ripper Era to boot. "Get up" off of Van Hagar was my one song and NOTHING out of Ripper ever thrilled me. Don't get me wrong, I loved the Red Rocker and gave Ripper a real shot, Neither were the Metal God. Plain and simple. I listen to interview after interview and all the band how they wanted to do this sort of album. One mixing flamenco guitar with traditional metal riffs. They did it. Even more they did it in a greater way than the pussy Maiden egotistical style. You know me, you know I am NOT a Maiden-basher. Where Priest did it right, Maiden just plain blew it. 'Nuff said.   [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by J.D. DIAMOND from Saturday, July 10, 2010 6:31:52 PM)
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[J.D. DIAMOND] Saturday, July 10, 2010 6:31:52 PM 
Yeah thats fair. I know to you its a masterpiece,but its a mellow masterpiece thats for sure lol!  I think that this album would of been better off under a different name than Judas Priest. Maybe they should of put Judas Priest on hold after the Angel Of Retribution album and named the band "Nostradamus" and gave the album another title perhaps I think it would of made more sense,maybe not for the marketing and sales point of view but for the sake of the band's name. I'm not saying that its a bad album for everyone but its just not "Judas Priest" to me,at least 80% of it isn't but I respect your love for the album.   [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Saturday, July 10, 2010 6:11:16 PM)
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[guidogodoy] Saturday, July 10, 2010 6:11:16 PM 
I wholeheartedly disagree. Nostra shows whats it takes to make an epic HM album. It is NOT that Maiden crap, 10 minute songs do not make for a good record. Ran 8 miles to Nosrta last night. Loved every second of it.

Just one man's opinion but I stated it before. Heaven forbid that this be their last album but I would be a happy camper were it so. It is nothing short of  maasterpiece.
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[J.D. DIAMOND] Saturday, July 10, 2010 1:10:54 PM 

Nostradamus is anything but "Judas Priest" and is musically not a "heavy metal" album. Dio's "Magica" is a concept album that is a "heavy metal" album that is done the traditional way done right with so many instruments,Judas Priest should of took a class with Dio as the instructor teaching them how to do such an album. Magica is light years ahead of it's time and of course ahead of Nostradamus by far. This is the best concept album of all time. Hail Dio!  

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[jackylone] Saturday, July 10, 2010 8:32:33 AM 
Don't let anyone steer you away from listening to  Nostradamus. It is a great album about a historical figure....everyone wants Painkiller, can't do the same thing over and over, it would all sound the same!   NOSTRADAMUS=MASTERPIECE 
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[rockchick4077] Thursday, July 08, 2010 3:16:57 AM 
I have just heard the album for the first time, all the way through, and i have to say it is AWESOME!  I know its a bit of a departure from some of their more traditional stuff, but i love it - they go through so many musical styles, and Rob Halford's vocal range is as amazing as ever.  I think I will be listening to it a lot more.
[hellrider 31038] Sunday, July 04, 2010 3:56:45 PM 
NOT easy rock 
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[Zomby] Sunday, July 04, 2010 11:40:05 AM 
i agree with erzo nostradamus is a great album when i listen to it i play the whole album a lot of it because of the range of halfords vocals  everybodys entitled to there own opinions this album shows there versatility
[metalmaz] Saturday, July 03, 2010 12:19:05 PM 
Hey Budred. Priest are one of my favourite ever groups, but I have to agree that Nostradamus, with the exception of about 3 songs is utter shit. It's the worst Halford fronted Priest album. I think they realise it sucks as well On the Nostradamus tour they only did 4 songs - or was it 3? Lets hope Priest see sense (I'm pretty sure they have) and go back to what they do best with their next album - arse kicking, rib crunching heavy metal. However, this album could be a wonderful way to beat the Taliban ragheads. Blast it over the desert at full volume. They will die of boredom! Then we can bring our troops home
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[erzo] Thursday, July 01, 2010 1:52:43 PM 

i like Nostradamus album every song.Listening this make me feel good.Nostradamus is MASTERPEACE. Album is difrend than others there are some slower and faster and several good solos.


[Budred] Thursday, July 01, 2010 4:29:18 AM 
To each his own but I've only listened to Nostradamus all the way through once. That was when I first bought it.
Now, 5 or 6 songs in and my stomach is turning so bad I shut it off. I almost missed The Metal Masters Tour because
of it. I didn't decide to go until the day of the show. Thank goodness I went. Priest only played one song from 
Nostradamus and it was the last time I'll ever see Dio. That, in hindsight, makes me so glad I went. I like the song
"Alone" and a couple of others. The rest of the album could be tossed into a smelt. (A melting process that separates
 (METAL) from the product, rock, ore, shitty albums, etc.)(LOL)
[jackylone] Wednesday, June 30, 2010 9:53:29 PM 
Nostradamus is a pure masterpiece! No one could have done it better than the Priest!!!  A GEM of perfection!!!!
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[jimmyjames] Wednesday, June 23, 2010 11:39:47 PM 
Actually I agree with Hellrider there. Sure Snotradamus has a few heavy songs like Prophecy, Nostradamus, Future Of Mankind etc. but a large portion of the album is shite like that. It literally is. Take that song, chuck an electric guitar solo on it and get Halford to sing it instead of that guy and it would fit on Snotradamus perfectly.
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[spapad] Wednesday, June 23, 2010 7:18:06 PM 
Oh, hellrider..........................You've gone over the Nostra edge. lol Here's at least something to make up for it. lol

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[hellrider 31038] Wednesday, June 23, 2010 4:09:22 PM 

sounds just like something from the n album .you cant deny it
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[hellrider 31038] Wednesday, June 23, 2010 4:03:02 PM 
WHAT A FUC?EN NIGHTMARE AND EMBARASMENT the majority of the album is.
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