Thats a fair comment, as it is probably just that which attracts me to these albums- I grew up right in the middle of nu-metal and hardcore, and although it is desperately uncool these days to admit that you ever liked any of it (most of my peers would much rather pretend they were listening to Black Sabbath and Van Halen in the late 90s/early 00s) but it was a more fertile time for metal than people claim- the genre moved forwards a lot and Priest were right in the thick of it without selling out- it is very distinctively them and they took the brutuality of Painkiller and put in a new dimension with some creepy keys and synths work. The lyrics are perhaps not up to their 80s standards- I guess that's another opinion thing. [Show/Hide Quoted Message](Quoting Message by Deep Freeze from Friday, January 08, 2010 8:20:04 AM)
Deep Freeze wrote:
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.
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.