Angel Of Retribution - Judas Priest
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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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  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. 70
    Crammed with pulse-racing panto-metal par excellence. [Apr 2005, p.97]
  4. Angel of Retribution does indeed rock just hard enough to please longtime fans and convert a few new ones along the way.
  5. 60
    A preposterous, highly-entertaining return. [Apr 2005, p.104]
  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
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. May 22, 2014
    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 mastered piece of art and it rocks as every album of them! Expand
  2. Jan 7, 2012
    angel of retribution is an instant classic. it has everything it takes for an album to be great and more. a must have for every metal and hard rock fan. the replay button of your stereo is in danger from the moment you buy this album. It contains some excellent songs, such as revolution and worth fighting for. but the album's real highlight is the seventh track, "angel". this ballad will send shivers down your spine, with its great, meaningful lyrics (sung beautifully by an incredible rob halford). A miracle of an album! Expand

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