I am 46 and have been listening to Priest since the beginning.
In my opinion, a lot of "new" metal is just not that good. Maybe because I got used to a certain sound in the 70s and 80s but currently I hear the same ol' same ol' over and over. So, just when I thought nothing new could possibly come along, Judas Priest puts out a totally new sounding album and I LOVE it! This is a turning point, not just for the band but for the genre of Metal. Halford's voice is perfect, especially for a guy who is exactly ten years older than I!
Hail the Metal Gods!
Edited at: Saturday, July 05, 2008 10:39:13 AM