Judas Priest - Jugulator

7.2 | 483 votes |
Release date: 16 October 1997
Style: Heavy metal


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01. Jugulator
02. Blood Stained
03. Dead Meat
04. Death Row
05. Decapitate
06. Burn In Hell
07. Brain Dead
08. Abductors
09. Bullet Train
10. Cathedral Spires

Tim "Ripper" Owens - vocals
Kenneth "K.K." Downing - guitar
Glenn Raymond Tipton - guitar
Scott Travis - drums
Ian Frank Hill - bass

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Produced by Glenn Tipton, K. K. Downing and Sean Lynch.

Guest review by
Baz Anderson
Jugulator is the first Judas Priest album without Rob Halford on vocal duties and was released seven years after the previous album, "Painkiller."

I am sure many people were questioning the future of the band when Rob left after "Painkiller" was released, I am sure many people would have been asking how they were going to top that album even if Rob stayed in the band - but the other four members marched on nevertheless. Tim "The Ripper" Owens was the man elected to fill the (rather large) boots of Rob after the band held auditions, which also included now Primal Fear's Ralf Scheepers. The band chose Tim Owens almost immediately after he sang the beginning of "Victim Of Changes." He had been put forward for the auditions by the recommendation of two of Scott Travis' friends who saw and recorded him sing live with the Judas Priest tribute band "British Steel" he was in at that time.

published 17.09.2006 | Comments (12)

Guest review by
Hermann Langke
Heavy Metal is is a way of life. If Iron Maiden gave it a mascot in Eddie or if Dio gave it a greeting in the sign of the Devil's Horns, then Judas Priest gave it the look of chains,denims, leathers and studs. But their reputation goes beyond their fashion statement as they are also well known for their music. The album which I am about to inspect is one of their lesser known albums and is called Jugulator .

published 05.06.2010 | Comments (37)

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25.09.2012 - 15:06
Many people seem to be skeptical about this album because Halford was replaced with Tim etc.
In my opinion if you look at the big picture, considering instrumental parts and vocal parts this album is awesome, Burn in Hell being my favorite tune. It may not be better than the classic ones like Sad Wings of Destiny or Stained Class but it sure ain't crap.
03.04.2013 - 19:00
Rating: 6
Nihil's Maw
I nearly rated this a 7, but this album was basically a monotonous rip off of a bunch of 80's thrash music. It tried to sound evil with, especially with every little "creepy" intro at the beginning of each song, but it failed miserably. Not horrible enough to rate it below a 6, but not really any good, either.
09.06.2016 - 07:20
Rating: 4
Can't believe this one has 7.1 in score. The first 9 songs of are just mish mash of stupid lyrics, bad semi-thrash riffing and horrible vocal lines. But then suddenly you get one of the most beautiful intros there is, and not only that it evolves into a monster track with one of the best choruses written. I'm talking about Cathedral Spires. The best Judas Priest song ever. And man, Ripper owns that song, not a chance in hell Halford could have given it justice!

On a side note, many of the tracks from this record actually sound really good on the Live in London CD.
20.09.2017 - 01:33
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This suppose be some kind a I dunno what but its eld down, yes heavy album musically, but don't sounds much. I heard they chose Ripper because he could sing JP songs live, classic and he had some JP cover band something. But studio, well its nothing compare whit Painkiller, peace of shit. Boring album. Metal must be melodic whit catchy riffs not groovy, as this, groovy HM some kind a boringness
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