18 Songs, 1 Hour 23 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Redeemer of Souls is Judas Priest’s 17th studio album and their first without original guitarist K.K. Downing. New guitarist Richie Faulkner does an admirable job alongside Priest’s main guitarist, Glenn Tipton, in recreating the twin-guitar attack that Priest practically invented. Unlike the heavy concepts and synths of 2008’s Nostradamus, Redeemer of Souls is flat-out classic Priest, with a straightforward metal attack that still finds time for singer Rob Halford to show off his stunning vocal range on “Sword of Damocles.” The opening “Dragonaut,” the title track, and “Down in Flames” capture the power chord metal of the band’s classic albums Killing Machine, British Steel, and Screaming for Vengeance. A sense of farewell is built into a number of the songs, though the band, in interviews, maintain they’re not done making albums. “Beginning of the End” means exactly that, the beginning of the end, not the end. The deluxe version adds five songs, including the catchy but still heavy “Snakebite” and the epic and sentimental “Never Forget.”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Redeemer of Souls is Judas Priest’s 17th studio album and their first without original guitarist K.K. Downing. New guitarist Richie Faulkner does an admirable job alongside Priest’s main guitarist, Glenn Tipton, in recreating the twin-guitar attack that Priest practically invented. Unlike the heavy concepts and synths of 2008’s Nostradamus, Redeemer of Souls is flat-out classic Priest, with a straightforward metal attack that still finds time for singer Rob Halford to show off his stunning vocal range on “Sword of Damocles.” The opening “Dragonaut,” the title track, and “Down in Flames” capture the power chord metal of the band’s classic albums Killing Machine, British Steel, and Screaming for Vengeance. A sense of farewell is built into a number of the songs, though the band, in interviews, maintain they’re not done making albums. “Beginning of the End” means exactly that, the beginning of the end, not the end. The deluxe version adds five songs, including the catchy but still heavy “Snakebite” and the epic and sentimental “Never Forget.”

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
601 Ratings
601 Ratings
risk master ,

Its great to see the Metal Gods soaring high again!

I'm am currently in high school and it depresses me when "new rock" comes out and just shames the way metal is supposed mean and feel. I want to thank Judas Priest for not giving up and straying from the golden path when metal transitions into complete garbage. Judas Priest will never dissapoint me and will never dissapoint anyone in need for pure, flawless metal. Thank You

5thorkid ,

Cant wait

If the rest of the album is anything like Redeemer of Souls and March of the Damned we are in for a treat.

BillE85308 ,

Well??

The production on this album is terrible. Very muddy. Only a few of the songs stand out. Unfortunately, not enough to make this relevant. I love Priest, don’t get me wrong, but I really think their best years are behind them.

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