Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Judas Priest-Redeemer Of Souls

Band:Judas Priest

              Album:Redeemer Of Souls

Tracks:

DRAGONAUT
REDEEMER OF SOULS
HALLS OF VALHALLA
SWORD OF DAMOCLES
MARCH OF THE DAMNED
DOWN IN FLAMES
HELL & BACK
COLD BLOODED
METALIZER
CROSSFIRE
SECRETS OF THE DEAD
BATTLE CRY
BEGINNING OF THE END

 

Band Members: Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Richie Faulkner, Ian Hill, Scott Travis


Date Released:July 8, 2014

 

Label:Sony

 

Quality & Originality: The boys are back with a new triumphant take on metal after what most fans felt was a bit of a slip and fall with Nostradamus. This is also Ritchie Faulkners album debut with Priest. The album has actually caused a bit of a buzz what made me do this review I will explain in my next portion of the review. Redeemer is not really original for Priest they was smart and kept it straight in the pocket but you can feel the new muscle with Ritchie giving some refreshing new feel to the classic Priest format. The recording, mixing and editing are what you would expect from this band. The overall feel is just a arena metal head banging fist pumping Priestmania that most have come to love.

 

My Opinion: Originally I was not going to write this review but after seeing so many really be on the fence I felt it was my duty.There are three kinds of Priest fans in my opinion 1st are pre Painkiller 2nd post painkiller 3rd die hards. I think the pre painkiller fans are going to love the singing and melodies. I think the post painkiller fans are going to love some of the very heavy music and the die hards are just damn glad that the boys are giving us another killer album. This is a killer metal album that reminds us as so many of the new generations that put out albums that they honestly do not hold a candle to bands like this. Redeemer I feel is right on with anything the band has done in the past and over time will be on top with albums like Screaming and Painkiller. The guitars, bass, singing, drums are all spot on in every way. If you are on the fence I honestly think you need to just jump off on the metal side and give it a listen and get ready to fist pump.

 

Overall & Favorites: Redeemer Of Souls hit hard with me with a solid 8/10. Favorite tracks are Metalizer, Redeemer Of Souls, Sword Of Damocies.

 

Contact Info: Judaspriest.com, www.facebook.com/OfficialJudasPriest

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