Painkiller

Judas Priest - Painkiller
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Based on 2 reviews
1990 Ratings: #17 / 295
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Based on 48 ratings
1990 Ratings: #10
September 3, 1990 / Release Date
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Mythic
86
This is Judas Priest’s best project to date. It is remarkably solid from start to finish with every aspect of the band reaching its peak potential. Priest’s energy is as an all-time high on Painkiller. The furious pace at which each track is performed provides an immensely thrilling experience, more-so than any other project in their discography. Awesome record.
Charlie99
87
After the inconsistent and somewhat underwhelming "Ram It Down", Judas Priest burst into the 90's with one of their best and one of their heaviest albums to date. Painkiller feels like a band revitalised, and features some of their best and most high energy tracks, with the drumming being noticeably better on this record than on Priest albums that came before this. Now I would have rated this metal classic higher, however there is literally no variety on this album. All the tracks are ... read more
chairycherry
NR
Good lord this is bad-ass. The band, almost 20 years into their career, make one of their best albums. This album sticks out like a sore thumb in their discography, I didn't release that with even some albums that I liked from Priest so far, they have been very similar to each other. This is like a breath of fresh air, with a style on here unmatched by any other heavy-metal act, like ever. This is hard-hitting, with some of the fastest heavy-metal from the time. The most iconic thing about this ... read more
Razzle_Dazzle
87
Faster, harder, heavier, Priestier...the band had taken the ultimate, indomitable leap to super-stardom. After a few more commercial orientated releases like Turbo and Rami It Down - and both career's lowest points - Priest returns with high-on-crazy-rhythms heavy metal music, this time around written in capitals. Basically, they bolstered everything about their sound. Some highlight the magnitude of the technical flair or the criticality of drummer Scott Travis. I actually find this success ... read more
gas_souza
82
Painkiller - 100
Hell Patrol - 85
All Guns Blazing - 75
Leather Rebel - 80
Metal Meltdown - 80
Night Crawler - 80
Between the Hammer & the Anvil - 80
A Touch of Evil - 75
Battle Hymn - NR
One Shot at Glory - 80

Destaques: Metal Meltdown, Painkiller e Hell Patrol
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