Oh dear! I just could not disagree with you more. I mean, I am not "anti-Ripper" but those albums simply are NOT Priest, for me. The music style is just nothing like "classic" Priest. Far too "hardcore" for me. More like a Nu-Metal sound than a classic Heavy Metal. Of course, its all opinion and we all have our own. I just do not care for Jugulator, Demolition, etc. [Show/Hide Quoted Message](Quoting Message by kiamat from Friday, January 08, 2010 8:12:23 AM)
I agree- and it was much better than Crack the Skye. Although I'll be frank, I went off Mastodon after their thoroughly mediocre performance supporting Slayer in October 08.
As to Priest albums, I think that Point of Entry and Ram It Down are 'completist only' albums (but feel free to disagree) but generally most of their albums are worth it, and don't neglect the Ripper era- Demolition is very, very good.