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  • Summary: Fifteen years after he left the British metal act, singer Rob Halford returns for this unlikely reunion album.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
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  1. This is called showing the kids how it's done--and doing it.
  2. The bottom end booms like a cannon, the dual guitars masterfully shriek and Halford's screeches tingle the spine.
  3. Holds up well next to Priest's strongest, most sustained recordings.
  4. It's a return to the band's classic sound, before they went all gooey on Turbo, and sounds like the album fans had originally hoped they would release in 1986, instead of the overproduced party rock record they ended up putting out. This is old school to the core.
  5. Angel of Retribution does indeed rock just hard enough to please longtime fans and convert a few new ones along the way.
  6. 60
    You can find kids playing harder and faster in the cut-out bins at Hot Topic, but if you're lookin' for trouble, you came to the right place. [Apr 2005, p.119]
  7. The bummer is the derivative material, which sounds a bit Spinal-tapped out. [25 Mar 2005, p.73]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. May 22, 2014
    10
    Great comeback from Judas Priest. It has particle from every album before. I can say that it tells the story of the band. It's a masteredGreat comeback from Judas Priest. It has particle from every album before. I can say that it tells the story of the band. It's a mastered piece of art and it rocks as every album of them! Expand
  2. JamesD
    May 5, 2005
    10
    Its Priest!!!!!
  3. weary
    Jun 10, 2006
    10
    Priest is back...perfect
  4. BuzzRiptide
    Jun 2, 2005
    9
    Drums and Lyrics could be -locked- in better so I rate it below "Screaming for Vengeance" and
  5. LaurieB
    Jan 8, 2006
    9
    At first I hated this album, I was hoping they'd release a carbon-copy of the legendary "Painkiller" album, but they didn't, and At first I hated this album, I was hoping they'd release a carbon-copy of the legendary "Painkiller" album, but they didn't, and it's grown on me so much. I love it. One thing was clear from the start, however - the guitar solos on this record are absolutely incredible!!! Expand
  6. TedS
    Aug 4, 2005
    9
    That Blender review is the worst review ever!
  7. PaulPaul
    Apr 2, 2005
    1
    Oh my god! Is this music or... I don't know - it sounds horrible!

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