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TOPIC: Epitaph Tour Concert Reviews
[Starbreaker287] Wednesday, October 19, 2011 2:57:59 PM 
Judas Priest Epitaph Tour Concert Review-Dallas TX.

So Judas Priest named their final world tour Epitaph.  They should have named it the "We Don't Give a Fuck Anymore Tour".

That's how they played the other night at the Allen Event Center to about 6,000 people.  First of all the sound sucked.  The drums especially sounded terrible, amazing because of the beautiful, clear drum sounds Thin Lizzy and Black Label Society had.  Judas Priest wasn't loud at all, how could Black Label Society have been louder than the Headlining Judas Priest??  Thin Lizzy sounded so clear and perfect and played their songs to perfection, eventhough their bass player is really irritating to look at, he's always in the front looking out at the crowd to see who is looking at him.  He never once, went over by the drumset to play with the drummer.

Black Label Society did their thing with tremedous sound esp the drums.  Zakk's guitar solo was WAY too long.  I went to the bathroom, got a beer, looked at t-shirts and was still soloing.
This was my 13th TIME TO SEE JUDAS PRIEST.  I'm their biggest fan, I have all their CD's, DVD's, several t-shirts, they are MY band, a part of me, a part of who I am.  I was very anxious about this show and had looked forward to it for months as I always enter a euphoric state at their shows.  From the looks of the band, this is definitely going to be the last tour.  Rob looked like he didnt want to be there and would walk off the stage after every song, Glenn Tipton looked bored out of his ass and fucked up The Sentinel.

I coudnt believe how sorry the drums sounded, I couldnt believe how bad the band sounded overall.  One of the greatest things about Judas Priest concerts is the way their music sounds live.  Their music alone live is a spectacle in itself. Nobody is heavier than Judas Priest live, Nobody.  Not this show.

The high hat cymbals on the left and right were non-existent, the bass drums could barely be heard and the crash cymbals were also non existent.  There was no treble on the drums at all.

Rob sounded terrible during Blood Red Skies and the song in general sounded like dog-ass, which is a shame, because on vinyl, it's an epic heavy metal composition that goes alongside Victim of Changes and Beyond the Realms of Death. 

To my count, the band has had 5 major tours in the last 7 years, WAY TOO MANY and the band looks like they're sick of each other and like they're not getting along at all.  The only guys having any fun were the new guitar player and Scott Travis, too bad you couldnt hear them worth shit.

The band opened with Rapid Fire, which should have slayed, it didnt.  It sounded louder on my MP3 player with headphones, it was sloppy and boring.  The band went right into Metal Gods, Heading out to the Highway then Starbreaker.  They took out the intro on the drums on Starbreaker, probably because they sounded like shit.  Victim of Changes was next and Glenn played that stupid ass guitar solo he's played for 25 years which ruins the momentum of the song.

Other songs the band went thru the motions on: Prophecy, Beyond the Realms of Death, Diamonds and Rust, Turbo Lover, The Sentinel, Nightcrawler, Judas Rising, Hell Bent for Leather some song from Rocka Rolla, Painkiller.  They played at least one song from all their great albums. 

Rob didnt sing a single word on Breaking the Law and during Electric Eye, which is about a spy satellite, they had a spasmatic real eye from 1976 that was really distracting and ridiculous.  We got to hear Scott Travis talk, and despite how bored he looked, he had some energy in his voice and they played Living After Midnight. 

Rob had more costume changes than Cher. 

Judas Priest is my favorite band of all time, I can't believe their touring again, hell they probably can't either and by the looks of it, they all look they're ready for it all to be over.  This is the most disappointing concert I've ever been to.  Shame on you boys, you've been a part of my life since 1978 and me and my friends went to say goodbye to an old friend.  I would have been better off at home watching Sportscenter having been left with all the great memories of tours past when the band gave a fuck, when they had energy and passion.  It's all gone now. 

If you want to talk about this I'm a friend of yours on Facebook and I posted on the Dallas thread.  I hope you read my review, I'm your friend and you need to be told how pathetic you were here and you all need a kick in your ass.  Someone has to give it to you straight:  You sucked in Dallas.  My email address is [email protected].  You guys are lucky I didnt post this shit on Facebook eventhough you deserve it.

Edited at: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 3:03:41 PM
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