Judas Priest - Nostradamus (Sony BMG/Epic Records) - Back
Wow where to begin. This is an amazing, operatic metal masterpiece from these legendary British metallers. For Judas Priest fans this album almost sums up the bands whole career with similarities musically from 'Rocka Rolla', 'Sad Wings of Destiny', up to 'Painkiller' and 'Demolition'. No Priest fan will be disappointed with this album. Some of the stand out tracks for me were 'Nostradamus', 'Prophecy', 'Sands of Time', 'Shadows in the Flame' and 'Future of Mankind'. Metal God, Rob Halford has once again outdone himself vocally with 'Nostradamus', a vocal chameleon Rob will take you on a journey like never before as he tells the story of Nostradamus. Overall, musically this album covers all basses, plenty of thumping drums and pounding bass lines, K.K. and Glen are nothing short of amazing and never cease to amaze me and guitarists. The artwork supplied by Mark Wilkinson for the band's latest album was also something I really enjoyed, especially the piece on the four horsemen, which can be found in the booklet. I am almost certain that some die-hard fans will consider getting that piece tattooed at some stage. For the very first time this September Judas Priest will be touring Australia fronted by Rob Halford and we can only hope that the band treat us to many of the epic tracks from 'Nostradamus'. Judas Priest has done an amazing job of telling the story of 'Nostradamus', and I only wish there was a motion movie to accompany this amazing album. 'Nostradamus' is an album that you can listen to no matter what mood you're in. With a healthy balance of calming classics and rip roaring metal masterpieces, this album will leave you wanting more and more. It is easy to see how this latest Judas Priest album has been topping the charts across the globe! Overall this is now one of my all-time favorite Judas Priest albums. Judas Priest's 'Nostradamus' is out now via Sony BMG, you will discover the 'Dawn of Creation' when you grab a copy of this killer album!

Rating:
100

Reviewed By: Cameron Edney - http://www.myspace.com/insideout666ints