Hey, wait a minute Iam: Did I say that I didnt like AOR ? Nope ! In fact, I love AOR. It's just that I love Nostra even more.
It's like: I love Mike "Deep Freeze". I just love Lady 007 even more
Further, I can understand that old JP fans have a bias toward the Ripper albums Jugulator and Demolition. But if one can look beyond that, Jug and Dem are true top-league albums. I havent listened much to Jug, but I'v had Dem on daily, and it simply gets better with every listen
Let's get it straight, guys: Glenn is G-E-N-I-U-S (this actually belongs in the Glenn-thread, and I'l get it there too - double holds better !)
Let me picture it in the following way: On a scale of 0-100, Nostra would imo be 100 (the only album in the world with 100, Jeff Loomis' Zero Order Phase would be 99), Angel would be 90, Jug & Dem would range somewhere between 85 and 90 (gotta listen to'm more), and the earlier JP albums would go up to about 80.
I know I'm steppin on a lotta toes now, but remember guys: I got to JP via Pink Floyd and Dream Theater
And I'm of course hopin' - and expectin' - that Priest will surprise us once again, with somethin totally different
Cuzzzzzzzzzzz: We're talkin here - and this we can agree on - about the greatest band in the world
I really respect and enjoy Nostradamus. Would I personally just like a flat out classic priest style record next? Of course. They experimented and pushed boundaries like they always do and in my opinion it worked. Now get back to it. And I disagree with Nicky as well. AOR was excellent classic priest record and "most" know it. Will they ever make a Screaming or Steel ever again? Probably not. But these guys still got juice left and they'll still deliver the goods. Even if they did make an album as incredible as Screaming or something it wouldn't get the props anyway. The music biz is so fucked nobody would ever know. I mean we the die hards would but Screaming and all that was at a time when they were in there prime.