Following up on my bud Hellrider's note, I hope I am NOT labeled a "Priest Nazi" just because I can honestly say that I love this album. So much so that I bought it twice. Super duper deluxe and deluxe. Do I think you or anyone else isn't a "true" Priest fan for not liking it? Hell no. To each his own. ANY Priest fan, be it their past, present or (hopefully) future music is a fan. Plain and simple. Like saying you aren't a Rob Halford fan if you don't like Two (never heard it, myself). Not a Priest fan if you didn't like the Ripper era (HATED it myself). A "traitor" to Priest if you like Halford. Of course, it is absurd. I am a much bigger fan of Halford than Fight. Does it make me any less a Priest fan that I long for the days when Halford (band) played live? I certainly hope not. Although it might (heh) not be physically possible I actually hope to hear new Halford AND Priest music.
All in all, I undertand why those who don't like the album don't like it. I am not one of them. Still, I have little doubt that a full tour playing ALL Nostra would be an absolute disaster. Play a few select venues, though, and I'll be there front and center.
Well I've tried so hard to like it. But quite frankly to me, it's the worst ever album with Halford on vocals.
The vast majority is turgid, pompous, overblown and boring. What has happened to one of the greatest metal bands ever? They've turned into Andrew Llloyd Webber. A sad demise indeed.
Halford solo material is far superior.
No doubt the "Priest nazis" will start whinging "You're not a true fan" and all that crap.
I will be going to see them when they play England next year, because I still love them. (But not Nostradamus)