I see the album from a different perspective maybe because apart from Metal I listen to Classical and Baroque music and I think the band explored, to some extent, those areas and they did it wonderfully, including orchestral, operatic elements and beautiful interludes.
Anyway, there`s no accounting for taste.
J.D. DIAMOND wrote:
Well,I am not a fan of "something different". I am very "narrow minded". I only like a hand full of hard rock bands,and the rest is "true-traditional" styled black,speed,thrash,death and heavy metal,no trends.
I like it when a band "does the same thing all the time"...like AC/DC.....like "Motorhead".....
look at Saxon....they have made 7 albums in a row that are running on the same formula yet each one still comes out different/but the same.
So yes,I do like it when a band does the same thing all the time. I am not a person who likes a little bit of everything,not at all.
And its not so much the instraments in Nostradamus,its the "song writting",I don't like it,only a couple of tracks and thats it. Its just not my idea of a good album,but that does'nt mean "anything"...its simply an opinion.
I could list a bunch of awsome albums and most would find them boring and lame,but to me they are excellent. Its just an opinion,and its healthy to express them.
If everybody liked the same thing all the time no questions asked,it would be boring would'nt it? I think so.
(Quoting Message by chileansteel from Thursday, May 14, 2009 12:57:06 PM)
I respect your opinion because it shows you`re honest and you`re a Rocker for expressing what you feel ( Do as I feel as I say ). However, I can`t understand yet why you don`t like this album. Well, you say it`s too long and experimental and it doesn`t have the Judas Priest sound but aren`t you happy that Judas Priest is a band that evolves reather than being stuck, doing the same thing all the time. Their creativity flows, they`ve challenged themselves more than ever with Nostradamus. They`re still Judas Priest , they are just creating Metal in a different new light. Personally, I love the album and I say it from the bottom of my heart, not following the general opinon and I think that makes me a true Judas Priest fan too.
J.D. DIAMOND wrote:
1001 ways to know your a Judas Priest fan humm...Maybe I'm not as big as a fan as most of you on here,even though Judas Priest are my favorite band of all time,I simply can not support this band for everything that they do.
I bought 2 Priest tickets back in May 2008 to see them in Seattle for the July show,but when I bought the tickets I had not yet heard any sound samples from the new album Nostradamus.Then,after I had already bought the tickets...I heard the entire album and I was sooo disappointed,that I "gave away" my 2 tickets to a friend that had nothing to do that night..I "gave them away" free..(I guess I should of posted them on E-bay) but I said "fuck it" and tossed them away to a friend.
Thats how "pissed off" I was at this band for recording this 'Nostradamus" album,it ruined the entire outlook for me even though I found out later that they only played a couple of tracks off Nostradamus it did'nt matter to me and still does'nt.
Going to the show would of been a "tease" for me because the band should have it in them to make a killer record,but instead they chose to do something for "experimental fans".So be it. I never bought the Nostradamus album,and I might never own it.
If the next album is anything like Nostradamus,I will again not buy the album,and will not go to the show,no way. I still love this band,and I still give them credit for thier "efforts" in trying to please everybody but I am not happy with thier decisions and direction of the band. Maybe I'm not a "true Judas Priest fan" to all of you for my opinions here,but I am a "true heavy metal fan" who knows his metal,and knows it very well.