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Offline MetalMike

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Hell Bent for Leather review
« on: June 02, 2017, 08:17:31 AM »
Cheers to Christian for bringing up the topic of bands making songs/albums longer than needed in this review. I completely agree. Maiden's new album could easily have been released as two separate albums a year apart and everyone would have been better off.  :cheers:
We need it as a liquid in our veins instead of blood

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Re: Hell Bent for Leather review
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2017, 07:10:43 PM »
Thanks... :D

Becoming a pet peeve of mine lately. It really does take away from the album as a whole.

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Re: Hell Bent for Leather review
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2017, 01:27:53 AM »
That was a spot-on review, so thanks Christian for your write-up.

it's also nice to see this review in the database of The Metal Crypt because that album was a real turning point - a REAL game changer, in my life when I was just a 10-year-old brat: "Hell Bent..." (or "Killing Machine"; the European version had that title) introduced me to Priest - and many other Metal bands from that moment on as well. There's no return for me after that...

Here I am, 39 years later - and still loving to spin that record every now and then.  :D
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Re: Hell Bent for Leather review
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2017, 09:44:42 AM »
I just bought it again on vinyl... :super:

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Re: Hell Bent for Leather review
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2017, 10:24:03 AM »
It's a very good album, but Stained Class and Sad Wings of Destiny will always be my favorite Priest albjms. I was shocked that this album hadn't been reviewed before.

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Re: Hell Bent for Leather review
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2017, 06:04:21 PM »
I couldn't believe that none of the early Sabbath albums had been reviewed before I got to them a couple of years ago.

Sad Wings and Defenders will forever be my favorite Priest albums.
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Re: Hell Bent for Leather review
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2017, 06:50:57 PM »
Painkiller was their only really good album.

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Re: Hell Bent for Leather review
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2017, 08:15:53 PM »
Painkiller was their only really good album.

Not true. Their discography is uneven to be sure but Sad Wings, Stained Class and Defenders are very good.
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Re: Hell Bent for Leather review
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2017, 11:41:29 PM »
Painkiller was their only really good album.

Absolute blasphemy.  8O

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Re: Hell Bent for Leather review
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2017, 04:54:01 AM »
My Top 3. Priest studio albums (as much I love Unleashed in the East, I leave it out from this list):

1) Screaming for Vengeance
2) British Steel
3) Stained Class

On the other hand, my favorite Heavy Metal album cover artwork can be found from Sad Wings of Destiny.
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Re: Hell Bent for Leather review
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2017, 02:12:18 PM »
Not true. Their discography is uneven to be sure but Sad Wings, Stained Class and Defenders are very good.

Their albums were uneven.  All their albums had good songs on them, but were mostly just filler.  Painkiller is the only good album because it is mostly good songs.

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Re: Hell Bent for Leather review
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2017, 05:57:57 PM »
Their albums were uneven.  All their albums had good songs on them, but were mostly just filler.  Painkiller is the only good album because it is mostly good songs.

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Re: Hell Bent for Leather review
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2017, 06:31:38 PM »
Their albums were uneven.  All their albums had good songs on them, but were mostly just filler.  Painkiller is the only good album because it is mostly good songs.

I don't agree that albums like Defenders or Sad Wings were "mostly" filler. If we are talking about Point of Enter or Turbo I'm on board but not Defenders or Sad Wings.
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Re: Hell Bent for Leather review
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2017, 07:52:06 PM »
Aside from maybe the cover song, what are the filler tracks on Stained Class?

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Re: Hell Bent for Leather review
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2017, 10:43:37 PM »
Aside from maybe the cover song, what are the filler tracks on Stained Class?

Eh, all of them?  Old Priest mostly puts me to sleep.