Exactly, compadre. Going back to where I left off last night as to what was my LEAST favorite album? Well, the "Twin Turbos" if we take out the compilations. Still, "Ram it Down?" (single)? Couldn't stand some of the lyrics but the guitar work is killer! "Locked In?" Loved it! Much better than "Turbo Lover" The VIDS, though. Can't really separate them from the songs due to the era. Back when MTV actually played videos. "Painkiller" (album)? I actually got it the DAY before it was released as I had a friend who worked in a record store and got me the recording, two posters and a number of promotional saws. Oddly enough, one of the only things I have never had framed. Just didn't like the artwork. Only thing worse, IMO? "Priest Live." Yes, I bought it and the video but just hated the artwork. Bunch of hands pointing at a (supposed stage). Pfffft! A.O.R., however, KILLER art even if it doesn't make my top five. "Demonizahhhhhh!" LOL! You know I love it!
No sense trying to convince anyone that any fav song is better for this or that ("Halls" over "The Sentinel" though?) LOL! - I think we can agree on "Crossfire!" Killah!!!!
Well ,ha.... thats whats cool though isnt it? A different favs for every fan as it should be. Halls in my opinion is the best track on R.O.S. lol I would even say its a higher quality than the Sentinel lol
To me its incredible. When I first picked up Painkiller (the day it came out as we all did lol)
I never liked "Hell Patrol" or "One Shot At Glory" (except for the solos) ...so Im kinda biast when it comes to those tracks...
I love "Dragonaut"! March of the Damned vs Metal Gods....Id go with Metal Gods but I like March Of The Damned though very much! I like all 12 tracks I just dont care for Begining Of The End..
Somethin the 80's lps and onwards doesnt have is "Crossfire"! Crap one of Priest's instant classics!
Id put Screaming over Defenders ...I dont like Take These Chains or Fever.....on Defenders I dont like Eat Me Alive or Night Comes Down....dont hate em but never cared for them....
Yeah Sad Wings will somehow always be #1.
Hmmmm....here? The matchups are my problem. Of course, everyone has their own opinion but you put some of my favs against some of my least. Let's start with "Halls." Nope. One of my least fav R.O.S. songs. What I have argued that has stood against "Painkiller" (song?) = "Persecution!" One of the true gems off of Nostra. "Redeemer" over "Hell Patrol?" Nope. The build to the best scream of the song, "Hell Patrol" RIPPING OUT HEAAAAARTS!" + guitar work makes it outstanding to me. "Sword" vs. "All Guns?" Well, I might see that one. Questionable. More melodic, to be sure. Better lyrics, to be sure. Yes, I'd prolly lean to "Sword" on that one. "Down in Flames?" against "Leather Rebel?" Hands down. "Down in Flames!!!!" "Secrets of the Dead" vs "Touch of Evil?" Now THAT is close! At first listen, I'd give it to "Touch." Again, the build to the line "You're POSSESSING ME!!" is just a killer. Add that I'd likely put "March of the Dead" against "Metal Gods?" THAT I could see a closer argument. Heard too much of either (of course "Metal Gods" more) but they could toss both from the setlist IMO. "Battle Cry?" damn....love "One Shot" as well but, I'd agree and give it to "Battle Cry." That is just a killer tune. Got "One Shot" playing as I type. TOUGH!
Of course you skipped "Dragonaught" - one of my favs, you realize! LOL!! Obviously, not one of yours. No matter, to each his own (except for Bwian, lol....loved your comment as I could see it coming).
At one point I think you asked if we would put Defenders against Vengeance. SO close in my mind. Throw nostalgia aside and I'd put Defenders in front of Vengeance and even B. Steel. Yeah, songs I love on all but Vengeance had what I would call "thowaway songs" now. Crowd pleasers, nothing more. "Defenders of the Faith" and "Heavy Duty" are the only two I could do without on "Defenders." Kinda like "Beginning of the End" for me on R.O.S.
THAT said, where to put "Sin After Sin"? LOL!!! All said, I still love this damn album as well. Can we settle on Halford's "Live Insurrection?" - Nah, I wouldn't even be happy with that call.
Now not to sound the fanboy like Bwian, Trixi and the lot, I have to think of my LEAST fav album. One of my first was actually the original "Best of..." No "Dreamer Deceiver" going into "Deceiver?" but still, BRILLIANT! "Sad Wings" will prolly always be #1...for today at least.