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Judas Prist Redeemer of Souls

#1 Post by Baby_Kürsch » 19 Jul 2014 17:39

What do you guys think about the new Priest album? Im really digging it. I think it hits in all the right places for a Priest album, I thought Halford had lost it until Battle Cry came on.
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#2 Post by Lord Borbak » 22 Jul 2014 18:39

Honestly, I found it boring, tired and lifeless. Exactly the type of album I expect from JP in 2014. At least it's better than Nostradamus, but that's hardly a quality when the bar was set that low.
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#3 Post by Orodaran » 23 Jul 2014 00:24

Nostradamus is one of the best things they've ever done!!! take away the theatrical, conceptual side off it (and maybe some synth keyboards or two, along with the 1 minute tracks) and you have kickass and awesome songs like they rarely wrote in the past.

The title track? heavy fast anthemic stuff in the Painkiller vein. Prophecy? hard grooving rocker which is way great as opener. Pestilence and Plague? that's just awesome. Persecution? as good as any generic fast Priest song after the reunion. Lost Love? they had worse and sappier ballads in the past.

The album just ROCKS, unlike Reedemer of Souls, which seems indeed like the best (or less worst) an old band can do with what strength and creativity (and voice) they've left. I hope further listenings will change my mind...
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#4 Post by Baby_Kürsch » 23 Jul 2014 01:53

The first couple of times I listened to Redeemer of Souls I felt like Old Borby but the more I listened to it the more I really started to enjoy it. While Ill agree that Halford isn't as spot on as he used to be I'd say the rest of the band really brings it to life. Right now Im giving the new Gamma Ray a spin.
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#5 Post by t.a.j. » 23 Jul 2014 23:04

Nostradamus was a nice change, something interesting, if a bit the same from end to end. Not exactly a great album, but certainly decent and I liked the willingness to experiment a bit.
Redeemer of Souls kind of suffers from the same problem: it's mostly one speed, one structure repeated again and again. It never really moves beyond groovy mid-tempo and when it goes slower, it gets really boring really fast. Many songs have quite catchy choruses but again, they are mostly kind of similar. So, all in all, it's a nice album, but nothing that I will come back a lot. Much like Angel of Retribution, but that record at least had one really powerful song in Judas Rising.
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#6 Post by alieen » 20 Dec 2014 10:09

I think it hits in all the right places for a Priest album, I thought Halford had lost it until Battle Cry came on.
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#7 Post by Dentarthurdent » 10 Feb 2015 13:45

Battlecry is a truly great Priest-song. I like the entire album pretty well, there's definitely some good stuff there. Still it's not as good as the new Riot-album.
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#8 Post by Orodaran » 11 Feb 2015 20:48

I've come to like the new album as well... yes, Battle Cry is indeed an awesome song, and I like a lot also the title track, Valhalla, Sword of Damocles (probably the best) and Down in Flames. Also the bonus songs aren't bad, for most of it... I would have swapped a couple of songs from the bonus disc with the original one to make a more concise record!
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#9 Post by Baby_Kürsch » 11 Feb 2015 22:29

That album is definitely something that grows on you. I really wish I got to seem them this tour but for some reason they did not come to Houston. The 4th largest city in the United States.... :cry:
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#10 Post by Infernal Lord » 13 Feb 2015 10:27

I really like Redeemer of Souls and have since the first listen. I agree not EVERY track is particularly strong, but the first five songs and 'Battle Cry' later in the album are basically flawless! I had it on repeat for a good few weeks after it came out. 8)
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