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Best tune on the Painkiller album by Priest
"Painkiller"
49%
 49% [ 19 ]
"Hell Patrol"
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
"All Guns Blazing"
5%
 5% [ 2 ]
"Leather Rebel"
5%
 5% [ 2 ]
"Metal Meltdown"
3%
 3% [ 1 ]
"Night Crawler"
5%
 5% [ 2 ]
"Between the Hammer & the Anvil"
10%
 10% [ 4 ]
"A Touch of Evil"
15%
 15% [ 6 ]
"Battle Hymn" (Instrumental)
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
"One Shot at Glory"
8%
 8% [ 3 ]
Total Votes : 39
 

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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on the Painkiller album by Priest   Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:23 am

The title track for me as well. One of the few songs on the album that still holds up all these years later. (the other being "Night Crawler").

I saw them live twice while they were touring this record - unfortunately they were blown off the stage both times (by Rust in Peace era Megadeth the first time, and by Alice Cooper on the ill fated Operation Rock N Roll Tour) ... a lot of people seemed surprised when Halford announced he was leaving at the end of the Painkiller run, but I wasn't... he looked tired at both gigs.

Tho I gotta say when I saw him on his first tour with Fight a couple of years later, The Man's batteries had definitely been re-juvenated. headbanger

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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on the Painkiller album by Priest   Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:41 am

Another notch for the title track. This was the first JP album (tape) I owned and would be for the longest time.

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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on the Painkiller album by Priest   Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:00 am

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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on the Painkiller album by Priest   Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:32 pm

So many good songs on that one but I went with one of my favorite JP songs, Nightcrawler.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on the Painkiller album by Priest   Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:02 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on the Painkiller album by Priest   Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:16 pm

This album is so awesomely consistent throughout, every single song can be a winner here!
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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on the Painkiller album by Priest   Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:50 pm

This album is just okay to me. It's definitely better than Turbo and Ram It Down, but it's Priest once again trying to jump on what was hot at that moment. The trend around this time was Thrash music, so Priest sped it up. I'm going with a Touch of Evil, just barely over that of "Between the Hammer & the Anvil".
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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on the Painkiller album by Priest   Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:58 am

Yeah, "Painkiller" is easily the best metal song ever to my ears.

I was 12 when the video came out and it was the first Priest I heard. I certainly did not know or care if they were trend hopping, bandwagon jumping or selling out. And I still don't care. Whatever their reasoning, it's hard to argue with the results. This whole album rips from front to back.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on the Painkiller album by Priest   Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:31 am

painkiller should be the logical choice.

I still went for touch of evil. an awesome track that I first heard on a stormy night in the mountain.

creepy and haunting.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on the Painkiller album by Priest   Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:10 pm

Touch of Evil for sure. The solo alone is worth the price of admission. Just a powerful tune.

Nightcrawler would be second. Sorry guys but Painkiller, for me, is the weakest track on this album. I always labeled it "double-bass-boredom." That might brand me a heretic, but whatever. I always thought Metal Meltdown, in all its cheesy glory, would've made for a better opener. But that's just me. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on the Painkiller album by Priest   Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:57 pm

I'm a bit confused by this record as I've heard a lot of people say this is where Priest jumped on the thrash metal bandwagon. I don't hear it at all! It just sounds like a heavier than average Priest but no more so than Freewheel Burning, Rapid Fire or The Sentinel. There are thrash riffs all over Jugulator but not this one.

Favorite song is probably Painkiller but I wasn't blown away by this record.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Tune on the Painkiller album by Priest   Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:08 pm

Boris2008 wrote:
I'm a bit confused by this record as I've heard a lot of people say this is where Priest jumped on the thrash metal bandwagon. I don't hear it at all! It just sounds like a heavier than average Priest but no more so than Freewheel Burning, Rapid Fire or The Sentinel. There are thrash riffs all over Jugulator but not this one.

Favorite song is probably Painkiller but I wasn't blown away by this record.

It's a funny thing; I was blown away by this record as a KID. Nowadays I'm less than impressed (save for how Tipton and Downing amped up their technique to full bore shredding status). It's more or less a fun listen--Defenders of the Faith with a bunch of double bass. Perhaps more speed metal this time around--but yeah, certainly not thrash in any way.

I think it's becoming one of those albums of old tagged with the maxim "you had to be there for it." Even though I wasn't (didn't discover it until I was 13, or 1993).
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