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[Maple Syrup] Thursday, October 20, 2011 10:43:29 AM 
Starbreaker: Great review and thanks for being truthful & insightful, instead of most of the newbies who would tell you how great it was this and that..The thing is Priest has obviously slipped on the live show, with most songs being tuned down by a note or two, so Rob can get through them. As I have been ranting lately, the sun is surely setting for the band and it is sad they are going out this way. The old fans know when they are off or sound like crap and we can tell when they dont have it anymore, so no need to berate anyone for their opinion. I too feel that this tour has been shaky at best, and the fact that they are playing it safe on their setlist tells you a whole lot of where they are at. It is pretty close to embarassing to see and hear Priest still going through the motions when the fire has obviously burned out, and now their live show is suffering as well. I will be there to wave goodbye one last time to them, but it is time to close it out Priest and go out with some respectability and dignity instead of this. Even on the American Idol thing, I thought they looked goofy and way dated...Look back at the video and you see judge Steven Tyler with a disappointed look on his face for Priest, because he knew. 

I know I previously mentioned dinosaur band, ready for the ice age which IMO: puts the needle on the head, 


MpleSyrp   [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Starbreaker287 from Wednesday, October 19, 2011 2:57:59 PM) Edited at: Thursday, October 20, 2011 10:48:36 AM Edited at: Thursday, October 20, 2011 10:53:51 AM Edited at: Thursday, October 20, 2011 10:56:40 AM
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[Starbreaker287] Thursday, October 20, 2011 10:16:56 AM 
No problem Budred..
[Budred] Thursday, October 20, 2011 3:43:13 AM 
I counted Re-Union as Ozzfest.
My dumbass didn't include the current tour.
I should have thought it through before I ask.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Starbreaker287 from Wednesday, October 19, 2011 10:50:53 PM)
[Starbreaker287] Wednesday, October 19, 2011 10:50:53 PM 
Budred, Ozzfest 2004 was the 5th, which was an awesome show.  Matter of fact, that was probably the best concert I've ever been to. Black Sabbath/Judas Priest and Slayer. 

Judas Priest up until this last tour was the most consistent live band I've seen thru the years.  I've seen Van Halen great, then bad, Motley Crue great then bad as with other bands but not Judas Priest.  Disappointing show, disappointed I had to write what I did.  Other peeps have posted about the sound on their wall on Facebook, most are just being nice.  I had to call it as I saw it. 

Something is going on with the band internally.  I think it may have to do with Nostradamus.  Who knows.  IT IS ABOUT VOLUME.  Judas Priest has always had amazing, professional, clear sound.  I notice the dums so much because I play the drums and Thin Lizzy and BLS sounded amazing.

These are the tours I've seen:
Unleashed in the East
Ram It Down
Operation Rock and Roll
Live 98
Demolition twice
Angel of Retribution twice
Metal Masters
[guitardude] Wednesday, October 19, 2011 6:26:37 PM 

Boy, someone is throwing a hissy! Scott vibrated my ass all night with those double kicks, I could hear Ritchie just fine and ian was cutting thru the mix bad ass also, but come to think of it, you didn`t like the Van Halen show either! Perhaps Sportscenter could`ve used an extra viewer that night! One thing is correct, Black Label Society was louder than Priest, but not nearly as clear as Priest. It`s not always about volume. Next time, save your money and stay home, or do you like wasting it? And geez! I hope Facebook will survive.
So here`s an idea, get your band a recording contract and record some songs worth a shit , then go  play live in a arena and show us all how the drums should sound! 
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Starbreaker287 from Wednesday, October 19, 2011 2:57:59 PM)
[spapad] Wednesday, October 19, 2011 5:48:12 PM 
I've read several reviews from fans on the Allen show and all of them enjoyed the show. I know they did not attend two different shows, so maybe this person was just determined to see nothing but negative, and did a damn good job of ruining his night with that lovely attitude.
I wish you had stayed home too Starbreaker 287, you would have shared us all that negative rant posted in two threads.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Budred from Wednesday, October 19, 2011 5:41:53 PM)
[Budred] Wednesday, October 19, 2011 5:41:53 PM 
Wow, that was harsh.
I can believe they've hit a low point but I have trouble believing it was that bad.
Also, I saw Re-Union
                      Metal Masters
                   and British Steel.
There was no Nostradamus so what was the fifth tour? 

 @HRMG, you said you were going to Dallas, what did you think?
[acolyte55] Wednesday, October 19, 2011 3:19:42 PM 
WOW!! that is some heavy shit man !
[Starbreaker287] Wednesday, October 19, 2011 2:57:59 PM 
Judas Priest Epitaph Tour Concert Review-Dallas TX.

So Judas Priest named their final world tour Epitaph.  They should have named it the "We Don't Give a Fuck Anymore Tour".

That's how they played the other night at the Allen Event Center to about 6,000 people.  First of all the sound sucked.  The drums especially sounded terrible, amazing because of the beautiful, clear drum sounds Thin Lizzy and Black Label Society had.  Judas Priest wasn't loud at all, how could Black Label Society have been louder than the Headlining Judas Priest??  Thin Lizzy sounded so clear and perfect and played their songs to perfection, eventhough their bass player is really irritating to look at, he's always in the front looking out at the crowd to see who is looking at him.  He never once, went over by the drumset to play with the drummer.

Black Label Society did their thing with tremedous sound esp the drums.  Zakk's guitar solo was WAY too long.  I went to the bathroom, got a beer, looked at t-shirts and was still soloing.
This was my 13th TIME TO SEE JUDAS PRIEST.  I'm their biggest fan, I have all their CD's, DVD's, several t-shirts, they are MY band, a part of me, a part of who I am.  I was very anxious about this show and had looked forward to it for months as I always enter a euphoric state at their shows.  From the looks of the band, this is definitely going to be the last tour.  Rob looked like he didnt want to be there and would walk off the stage after every song, Glenn Tipton looked bored out of his ass and fucked up The Sentinel.

I coudnt believe how sorry the drums sounded, I couldnt believe how bad the band sounded overall.  One of the greatest things about Judas Priest concerts is the way their music sounds live.  Their music alone live is a spectacle in itself. Nobody is heavier than Judas Priest live, Nobody.  Not this show.

The high hat cymbals on the left and right were non-existent, the bass drums could barely be heard and the crash cymbals were also non existent.  There was no treble on the drums at all.

Rob sounded terrible during Blood Red Skies and the song in general sounded like dog-ass, which is a shame, because on vinyl, it's an epic heavy metal composition that goes alongside Victim of Changes and Beyond the Realms of Death. 

To my count, the band has had 5 major tours in the last 7 years, WAY TOO MANY and the band looks like they're sick of each other and like they're not getting along at all.  The only guys having any fun were the new guitar player and Scott Travis, too bad you couldnt hear them worth shit.

The band opened with Rapid Fire, which should have slayed, it didnt.  It sounded louder on my MP3 player with headphones, it was sloppy and boring.  The band went right into Metal Gods, Heading out to the Highway then Starbreaker.  They took out the intro on the drums on Starbreaker, probably because they sounded like shit.  Victim of Changes was next and Glenn played that stupid ass guitar solo he's played for 25 years which ruins the momentum of the song.

Other songs the band went thru the motions on: Prophecy, Beyond the Realms of Death, Diamonds and Rust, Turbo Lover, The Sentinel, Nightcrawler, Judas Rising, Hell Bent for Leather some song from Rocka Rolla, Painkiller.  They played at least one song from all their great albums. 

Rob didnt sing a single word on Breaking the Law and during Electric Eye, which is about a spy satellite, they had a spasmatic real eye from 1976 that was really distracting and ridiculous.  We got to hear Scott Travis talk, and despite how bored he looked, he had some energy in his voice and they played Living After Midnight. 

Rob had more costume changes than Cher. 

Judas Priest is my favorite band of all time, I can't believe their touring again, hell they probably can't either and by the looks of it, they all look they're ready for it all to be over.  This is the most disappointing concert I've ever been to.  Shame on you boys, you've been a part of my life since 1978 and me and my friends went to say goodbye to an old friend.  I would have been better off at home watching Sportscenter having been left with all the great memories of tours past when the band gave a fuck, when they had energy and passion.  It's all gone now. 

If you want to talk about this I'm a friend of yours on Facebook and I posted on the Dallas thread.  I hope you read my review, I'm your friend and you need to be told how pathetic you were here and you all need a kick in your ass.  Someone has to give it to you straight:  You sucked in Dallas.  My email address is [email protected].  You guys are lucky I didnt post this shit on Facebook eventhough you deserve it.

Edited at: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 3:03:41 PM
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