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Painkilller is overdone
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I am sick of people comparing every Priest album to Painkiller.


[Sinner Rider] Tuesday, June 16, 2009 9:39:43 AM 
I Love Painkiller... its the opening drums that gets me.
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Ellieke from Tuesday, June 16, 2009 9:38:10 AM)
[Ellieke] Tuesday, June 16, 2009 9:38:10 AM 
I like painkiller !
[156555464] Tuesday, June 16, 2009 8:58:47 AM 
Yes, Painkiller is over done.  I  like Vengeance or Defenders alot better.
[_strat_] Monday, June 15, 2009 2:38:27 PM 
Lol... Yeah, he better stick to pop... I could abide him in a metal video, but that bartender would be just... Wrong...
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[Painkiller87] Monday, June 15, 2009 2:15:53 PM 


Well honestly we might need a break after all. We need more classics from all the albums. BTW Priest needs to play Victim of Changes again live!!!

[Soylentgreen4u] Monday, June 15, 2009 1:57:18 PM 
[british.steel] Monday, June 15, 2009 1:43:48 PM 
yea Painkiller was my first album too by priest, i luv how they can change up their styles even after being as successful as they are

but no disrespect to acdc, they have kept their style for years and years now. I luv their music to death tho but i like it when a band can swich stuff up
[joedraper] Monday, June 15, 2009 1:23:59 PM 
I have a soft spot for Painkiller... it was the first Priest album I ever heard.. but I do agree that this should not be 'the album' that all Priest work done since should be compared to. In fact, I hate it when people compare any albums to previous ones.. every new album should be just that: A new, fresh offering that is a new journey for all involved to go on together.. There's space for all the Priest albums.. (lol sorry MG.. you've got me reminiscing now).
[british.steel] Monday, June 15, 2009 11:30:11 AM 
And btw, i absolutly LOVE newer maiden albums, Brave new world, Dance of Death and A mAtter of Life And Death were amazing in my opinion, and i cant wait till their even newer album after the summer!

\m/ UP THE IRONS \m/
[british.steel] Monday, June 15, 2009 11:28:36 AM 
okay, i dont think they shouldve "skipped" Ram It Down and Turbo...some amazing songs came from those albums, as they werent as strong as Sad Wings or British Steel, they were good albums and i think every Priest album they are developing their style in a different way, and i dont know if we would have painkiller if Turbo or RID came out. (IMO) cuz i rlly liked blood red skies and the title track ram it down, and yes...turbo was pretty poppy at times, but i rlly like out  in the cold, turbo lover, and reckless. 

and what was said earlier how ppl hung on to painkiller cuz it was the last halford album until AoR. I am a fairly new fan of Priest and thts not why i love the album so much. Its not My fav, but its such a consistent album and every song on it sounds great. thts my opinion
[ron h] Monday, June 15, 2009 1:38:17 AM 
"Priest has always been all over the place with their sound but always keeping a HEAVY metal twist on it."  
That one single statement alone covers all there is to say when describing Priest's style!!  Couldn't have said it better myself.  Long gone are what I consider to be the classics such as Victim of Changes, Beyond the Realms of Death, Dreamer Deceiver, Call for the Priest and Stained Class.  To me, those songs leave Painkiller eating dust.  As far as a Painkiller type song on each album...well, Priest has proven they can play as fast and as heavy as any band can...been there done that.  I'm sure if they wanted to bust out a thrasher, they very well could do it.  Keeping with your quote, I would have to admit that even on the albums that I don't care for, the Metal twist is evident on them as well.  Turbo has the songs Turbo Lover, Locked In and Hot for Love are the ones I like and they definately fit your quote, especially live.  Point of Entry has Hot Rockin' and Desert Plains (live) .  Ram It Down has Ram It Down and Hard As Iron.  So, even with what I consider to be my least fav (and weakest) albums, I can find at least 1 or 2 gems on each.  I'm a fan of Maiden as well, but they lost me even before Dickenson left.  I have heard a lot of all their music as a good friend of mine is to Maiden what I am to Priest, and as I've told him many many times, I just don't find there music interesting anymore.  I loved there first 7 or so albims, but they beat their sound to death.  How many of us wear the same jeans or color shirt every day??  Even I have more than 1 pair of shoes.  Maidens new music doesn't inspire me at all, and music has to move me if I am going to enjoy it.  Painkiller, in and of itself, is definately a great song and great Priest album, but just 1 in a long list of great songs and great albums, but I am looking forward to their next classic...
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[Dime/UNDER BLOOD RED SKIES!!!!] Monday, June 15, 2009 12:58:10 AM 
I think thats why it gets talked about so much, though the ripper years kept the rest of the band going during Robs absence, it wasnt really priest. When ever i hear those songs from those years no matter how good it was, it was still like listening to a really really good cover band. Very few bands can continue on with as much fan base as they used to after getting a new singer. I know alot of fans just looked the other way after Painkiller, and thats probably why they keep comparing other albums to it. The idea now that there is a Painkiller like song on each new album is even now a give in. AOR- Hellrider, Nostradamus- Nostradamus. Everyone is still wanting that insanly heavy fast painkiller-like sound, even though you look at Priest over the last almost 4 decades and you can't find an album that sounds like the one before it. Iron Maiden is one of my favourite bands, but their sound since Dickinson has come back has been locked in this "new maiden" sound. I still really like the new albums, but each sounds very similar like they've got the one direction they're heading in. Priest has always been all over the place with their sound but always keeping a HEAVY metal twist on it. In other words it still feels like Maiden wants to keep holding on to the Brave New World style they're in while Priest is happy doing what they've always done, breaking borders.
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[ron h] Sunday, June 14, 2009 11:45:48 PM 
I must admit that I find it ridiculous that Painkiller seems to be the bar that all Priest releases are compared to, as if Painkiller is Priest's crowning achievement, which I don't believe it is.  Not taking anything away from it, but it's not even in their top 5 in record sales.  I think that Painkiller is what a lot of fans hang their hat on because of the last several releases prior to Painkiller.  I mean, let's face it, Turbo, Priest Live and Ram it Down were hardly (IMO) setting the Metal world on fire.  Then comes Painkiller, a wonderful album that put Priest right back in the realm of relevancy once again, then Halford leaves.  In most fans opinion, Painkiller was the last true Priest release until AoR, so Painkiller was all there was for 15-16 years, that's a long time for any band.  In a way, I think that's why SFV was as great as it was.  After British Steel we had POE and a lot of us thought that was disappointing and caused the band to lose a little momentum (even though it performed well in sales, but I think that was an after effect of BS), then Defenders in '84 in which it would be 6 more years 'til the great Painkiller.  I will say this about Painkiller though, it's very rare that an album receives such high praise from the public being the 12th studio release, most bands aren't around for 12 albums.  Painkiller should have came after Defenders and they could have skipped over Turbo and RID...but history is what it is.  Painkiller, from 1984 to 2005 is the only great Priest effort (IMO), and that is why it gets the attention it does.
[hellrider 31038] Sunday, June 14, 2009 11:06:05 PM going to call it a night soon i dont want to have a nightmare so i am just going to forget i even saw your post .lol
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[british.steel] Sunday, June 14, 2009 9:01:18 PM 

Could u imagine Rick astley coming out on stage in all leather ,screaming "FASTER THAN A BULLET...TERRIFYING SCREAM!!..."

lol..but he should stick to never gunna giv u up

[_strat_] Sunday, June 14, 2009 9:42:50 AM 
Oh yeah... Sorry. In any case, yeah, Rick has a good voice, and I actually like "Never gonna give you up"! Singing in a power metal band... Yeah, I agree... Different worlds.
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[paorcamp] Sunday, June 14, 2009 9:32:35 AM 
no no no no no...first of all, I never said rick was amazing, I said his voice was amazing, and then obviously Dio is amazing...but you can't deny rick has a good voice...Imagine him singing for a melodic metal band...they belong to different worlds anyways...
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[british.steel] Saturday, June 13, 2009 4:21:26 PM 
the url for the Rick Roll song where u cant click out of it is

i think..thts just off the top of my head
[_strat_] Saturday, June 13, 2009 12:48:50 PM 
Stop it, Im telling!
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[_strat_] Saturday, June 13, 2009 12:48:07 PM 
Damn... I knew about it, but I forgot all about it... I have to find another URL for the same video... I bet everyone here knows the URL from the top of their heads...
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