[J.D. DIAMOND] Tuesday, August 16, 2011 5:19:47 PM
Yes Retribution doesn't have that "clean" sound Painkiller has or whatnot ect...but for myself I have never given a shit about any of this type of production. I've heard "FAR WORSE" productions out there for what was supposed to be a decent production and Retribution isn't "that bad" in my opinion. Maybe its because I grew up listening to Venom in the early 80's and black/death metal where the production means very little as long as the sound is alright.
People keep saying if Allom produced Retribution it may have turned out cleaner,yet to me I think Retribution has a better production than Defenders Of The Faith does. I think the drums on Defenders sounds like a drum machine and to this day I belive that Dave Holland never played drums on the album at all but rather played during the Defender's tour instead,they just sound so fake to me.
Scotts drums on Retribution smoke the Defenders album by far,yet I rate Defenders at #5 all time and Retribution at #6. If they would of written a track like Demonizer in place of Lochness then I would of switched the two in my rankings. Just my look on it but I get what your saying.
HA! I thought he would! The only thing that prevents AOR from being higher up on the list is Roy Z's flat production. If it was an Allom produced album, well who knows. Hell Bent for Leather is so low becuase of the filler and becuase it has a great drop off of quality from its predecessor.
J.D. DIAMOND wrote:
I wish I could say the same about Judas Priest so I envy you. I have 12 Priest studio albums,I don't own Turbo,Jugulator,Demolition or Nostradamus. Those 4 albums bother me.Jugulator is the best out of all 4 but I hate Ripper Owens's voice so it ruins it for me. Priest has been my #1 favorite band since 1981 so yeah I envy you. Interesting list,however Painkiller under Retribution I think Hellrider could bust a spring lose if he sees it ha!
1. Stained Class
2. Defenders of the Faith
3.Sad Wings of Destiny
4.Sin After Sin
5. British Steel
6. Angel of Retribution
7. Screamning for Vengeance
9.Ram it Down
12.Point of Entry
13. Hell Bent for Leather
15. Rocka Rolla
Really my list changes from day to day. I do not believe any of the Priest albums suck, and I do not hate any of them. Honestly any of the top 11 could have had the #1 spot. Judas Priest have an awesome catalouge of music.