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Release date: 13 June 2008
Style: Heavy metal

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7.5 | 548 votes

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01. Dawn Of Creation
02. Prophecy
03. Awakening
04. Revelations
05. The Four Horsemen
06. War
07. Sands Of Time
08. Pestilence And Plague
09. Death
10. Peace
11. Conquest
12. Lost Love
13. Persecution
14. Solitude
15. Exiled
16. Alone
17. Shadows In The Flame
18. Visions
19. Hope
20. New Beginnings
21. Calm Before The Storm
22. Nostradamus
23. Future Of Mankind

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Additional info
The album will be released in Germany on June 13th.
A North American release date is expected on June 17th.

Staff review by
Baz Anderson

Rating:
7.0
Judas Priest, metal Gods, arguably the inventers of heavy metal as it is today. These guys haven't got the track record they have from sitting on their arses and plopping the same album out over and over again; Judas Priest have taken risks and re-invented themselves numerous times, from "Sad Wings Of Destiny" to "British Steel" to "Turbo" to "Painkiller" and now once more with this year's modern epic opus "Nostradamus". Over the years these risks have sometimes worked in their favour producing some of metal's timeless classics, but also on occasions, as far as the masses are concerned, in an unfavourable way. The running theme of all these years though, being that Judas Priest has kept true to themselves and has done everything just the way they wanted to.

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published 05.09.2008 | Comments (46)

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Ajay Singh - 12.11.2011 at 10:03  
Rating: 10 This album is masterpiece!!!

And btw, it proves again 'never trust the rating'!!!!
NEO-CRUSADER - 18.12.2011 at 23:05  
  Any priest fan that complained about this album are the same people that want to hear "TURBO LOVER" for the 100 centllinth (Yes thats a real number) time
Mountain King - 24.01.2012 at 19:04  
Rating: 10
Written by Ajay Singh on 12.11.2011 at 10:03

This album is masterpiece!!!

And btw, it proves again 'never trust the rating'!!!!

Definitely the rating sucks. This is literally the best album any classic metal band has put lately, this and Scorpions' Humanity...
Kenos - 24.01.2012 at 19:50  
  I just wanted to point out that 7.6 isn't a low rating at all, especially for a controversial album like this.
Btw, when it was released I loved it (I even bought that cool hardbound book edition), then for some years it simply disappeared from my CD player, until it returned a couple of months ago.
I feel it hasn't aged well, it's still an OK album (though the concept is a bit meh) and there's a handful of great songs that manage to grab my attention, but ultimately sounds like a watered down sympho-metal with too many skippable interludes. Not to mention the horrible ballad "Lost Love", but whatever.
Overall acceptable, I can't complain that much considering the Priest's whole forty-year career. They just made an average album; they can afford it.
Marcel Hubregtse - 07.03.2012 at 00:14  
Rating: 4
Written by yanivush147 on 07.03.2012 at 00:12

Judas Priest made a school to all bands about how to make a concept album.
I like this double album, great sound, never get tired from listen to it.


This is one of the orst concept albums I have ever heard, totally disjointed and uninspired and on a boring subject.
Iamawalker - 29.01.2013 at 22:52  
Rating: 10 This is the album that opened me up to the band. A more epic, atmospheric, ambitious and story-driven Priest? Yes. A masterpiece? Hell yes!

Initially their music threw me for a loop and I found myself wondering for quite some time what the fuzz really was regarding this classic band. In later days such insane thoughts have morphed into "sane clarity", so to speak. Now I dig these guys! Have yet to familiarize myself with most of their back-catalogue, but heck if this isn't one of the most organic and natural sounding albums I've ever heard. It's amost as if the album itself is its own distinct genre. No matter if they're pounding on with full force in "Persecution" and "Nostradamus" or bringing it all nicely down in "Lost Love" and "New Beginnings", the pieces come together and you're simply astound by the big picture. The variety is great, yet not disjointed, as the overall feel and flow is one of the strongest points on display here. Emotionally this album is pretty much a living breathing entity. The sound is huge with amazing arrangements and Halford is pouring his heart out as if the words were his very last.
Marcel Hubregtse - 29.01.2013 at 23:36  
Rating: 4 About as horribly bad as Turbo.

Musically it is crap as well as lyrically, but then again JP have been terrible lyricwise for quite a bit of time already. Just listen f.e. to Painkiller's lyrics, they are totally horrendous same for Ram It Down and so many more albums. but the music here is totally pathetic
Aristarchos - 02.03.2013 at 13:27  
  My favourite Judas Priest album, although that doesn't say so much. Prefer Halford's Crucible.
Fritillaria - 09.05.2013 at 10:59  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 29.01.2013 at 23:36

About as horribly bad as Turbo.

Musically it is crap as well as lyrically, but then again JP have been terrible lyricwise for quite a bit of time already. Just listen f.e. to Painkiller's lyrics, they are totally horrendous same for Ram It Down and so many more albums. but the music here is totally pathetic


I agree that on some songs it gets seriosely boring, and actually on the whole the concept is not very good, yet don't you agree there is still some very good songs even in this worst as you said ? Like Exiled ? Sands Of Time ,Pestilence And Plague ? Totally even in their worst they're still one of the bests I dare to say !
Monolithic - 16.05.2013 at 20:08  
Rating: 7 It gets a 7. Basically Judas repeated the same formula with "some" success. But it was mediocre at some point. "Nostradamus" sounds great, though.
Syk - 27.06.2013 at 08:26  
 
Written by Monolithic on 16.05.2013 at 20:08
It gets a 7. Basically Judas repeated the same formula with "some" success. But it was mediocre at some point. "Nostradamus" sounds great, though.
I could probably agree with that, based on the eight songs I legally dled, and knowing a lot of the others may be annoying/extraneous/waste-of-time interludes. Would still like to pick up the 2CD, I think... title track is BOSS, just like "Painkiller" but better (an actual song, wow)! "Alone" rules too
Jaeryd17‍ - 13.07.2013 at 11:50  
Rating: 5 Well, this simply would've gotten a 6 from me, but the absurd playing time with nothing but a bunch of dull songs is going to make me have to put this at a 5. Just... ugh.

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