Well.....yeah Ron I guess I can see your point........but if they are going to create an experimental album like Turbo,Demolition or Nostradamus........
I wish they would make "2 albums in the studio"...and release them 6 months apart from each other.....that way us rivit headed iron dogs that crave
heavy metal can get our fix from our favorite band!!! I just hate it when they do an experimental album because its going to be about a 3 year wait
before the next album comes out and I freaking hate that! They released Defenders Of The Faith in 1984 and it was 6 years before we all got an
album that was a what I like to call a "normal heavy metal album" from Judas Priest when they released Painkiller in 1990.........................
Then they release "Jugulator" in 1997 and even if some don't like the album it was a heavy metal album in the vien of Painkiiler.......
And then it took them 4 years just to release the experimental "Demolition" album........then Rob comes back and releases "Angel Of Retribution"
and then it takes 3 years just to release the experimental "Nostradamus"? Thats what bothers me the most. Judas Priest's next studio album
HAS TO BE one of thier best records ever or else they will not be filling concert seats for very much longer.......thier heavy metal fans want some
traditional classic oldschool blood pumping fist raising screaming heavy metal mayhem just for our forum member and my good friend THE HELLRIDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Quoting Message by ronhartsell from Monday, July 13, 2009 7:39:54 PM)
But isn't it a testament to Priest that they have created such a variety of music that there's something for everyone??
You know me J.D., I feel just about the same as you do and your opinion of that era and Turbo (and Ram It Down isn't rated much higher IMO).
Being that as it is, at least Turbo brings Priest music to an otherwise uninterested fan, who then gets the pleasure of hearing all the other goodies that Priest have to offer
J.D. DIAMOND wrote:
LOL! Yeah I know.....but you have to realize the level of hatred I have for "Turbo".(lol!) You are right what you said....its up for opinion......but I can't help it....like an O.C.D.(obsession compulsive disorder)
I just can't refrain from bashing the Turbo album. I think also why is that in 1986 they were coming off an album in 1984 title 'Defenders Of The Faith'.......meaning defending the faith of heavy metal's spirit...
.....and then they did a 180 turn and dropped everything they were defending and joined the other team...meaning..they sold out to the mid 1980's hair band era style of commercialism...............................
And the songs they wrote for Turbo to me were not and still are not "quality Judas Priest songs". So my opinion is just that..."its my opinion" and I'm not saying that everybody has to agree with me.
It is what it is............I wish Turbo never would of been born! (LOL!) Russian Priest! LOL!!! (Quoting Message by Russian Priest from Monday, July 13, 2009 3:17:17 PM)
Russian Priest wrote:
Of course, I respect your opinion too... But when someone says the next phrases "How can anybody disagree that "Turbo" is Judas Priest's worst album?" or "Grade this album an "F" for "failure" I cannot pass it by. It sounds like your opinion is only the right one and cannot be wrong. You said it with certainly, that's why I told that you should write "IMO" in your post. Sorry if I wrong...
J.D. DIAMOND wrote:
Thats cool Russian Priest.....very good post and I respect your opinion. Turbo for me is....................well ,lets just leave it at that! LOL Russian Priest! LOL!
No worries my friend.....everybody has an opinion. I've seen someone post a while back that they "hated Painkiller" album.....and I've seen a post where
someone hated "Screaming For Vengeance".......I've seen a post where someone couldn't stand "British Steel"....so there are many different opinions in here
and there is not one of them that is "wrong" because its up to the individual to decide what they like obviousy as you already know......
Judas Priest are the best band in the world...that is something hopefully that we can all agree on!
Russian Priest wrote:
J.D., I've read this post and cannot agree. I like "Turbo" too much, it's one of the most favourite albums to me. It sounds perfect and has wild energy, always blows my mind away. Yes, there is some glam-rock sources, but it's not a problem for JP - every album they do something special, and do not plagiat from themselves.
Turbo lover - great song with great atmosphere created by good-choosen sound effects, perfect refrain that sends shivers down my spine! Perfect work!
Private property - I like this song executing live! Good choice to head-bang "Hands up! Ooo-ooo!" When they played it in Moscow 2005, I think it was the best their perfomance on that show.
Rock you all around the world - great fast song!
Out in the cold - a masterpiece! Unbelievable song! Great mix of hopelessness, male firmness, unrequited love and coldness that reproduces in every sound, in every note. One of the best priest's songs ever.
WIld nights - good riffs, good lyrics ;) perfect refrain to sing together! Real rock-hymn of 80's!
And all other songs are also very-very good! Don't understand why you think so, but you should write "IMO" in your post, no doubt.
Every time I enjoy this album. I think JP showed us how old-school heavy metal music should develops. They didn't make anything new with song's compositions, it were the same classic riffs, but they did new approach to songs: new arrangements, new ideas, new sounding, new sences, new instruments, new vision... a lot of "new" in old genre. They've opened our eyes to see "Heavy metal has not died and there are too many horizons in our favourite genre". That's why I like this album. My respect to JP for it. Hope in next album they will do big work and we'll see something special again