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Demolition Explicit Lyrics

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  • Audio CD (July 31 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B00005M98C
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars 128 customer reviews
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1. Machine Man
2. One On One
3. Hell Is Home
4. Jekyll And Hyde
5. Close To You
6. Devil Digger
7. Bloodsuckers
8. In Between
9. Feed On Me
10. Subterfuge
11. Lost And Found
12. Cyberface
13. Metal Messiah

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While Van Halen thrived following a lead-singer switch (the first time around, at least!), Judas Priest aren't likely to be that lucky. It's due not so much to the departure of founding vocalist Rob Halford and the entrance of stellar replacement Tim "Ripper" Owens as it is the waning interest in the old-school metal Priest spearheaded. That and the fact that Demolition's songs--all 70 minutes of them--are pedestrian and often silly. Priest still has the dual-guitar onslaught of K.K. Downing and Glenn Tipton powering the music, and Owens's vocals soar. But many of the disc's 13 often-too-lengthy cuts lack the catchy hooks of "Turbo Lover" or the driving force of "Living After Midnight." There's a surprising lack of power in "Jekyll and Hyde," "One on One," and the sappy "Close to You." "Feed on Me" and "Machine Man" are winners, but, as a whole, Demolition inflicts little damage. --Katherine Turman

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By LeBrain HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on July 28 2001
Format: Audio CD
It's been four years' wait, but Judas Priest are finally back with another album. I've played my copy three times in 24 hours, and I'm loving it.
I'm a die-hard fan, but I wasn't big on the last one, Jugulator. The live album that followed, '98 Live Meltdown, won me over in a big way, however. Singer Rob Halford quit almost a decade ago (his last gig with the Priest was in Toronto in August of '91), and Tim "Ripper" Owens took over from him in the late 90's. So, to get you up to speed, Jugulator was OK. I'd give it 5.5 out of 10. Ripper's got an amazing voice (reportedly better than Rob's these days), but the lyrics were juvenile and the music was a tad monotonous. Demolition, the new album, is much better, and that's only after three listens.
The lyrics are still pretty juvenile in spots ("Don't access the site/or beware his megabyte/no virus scan/detects the man" from "Cyberface"), but on some tracks we're getting back to respectability! Besides, with Halford insisting on singing endless tributes to the Power and Glory of Metal, he's not doing much better.
The sound and production of the album is still similar to Jugulator. The guitars are good and chunky, the bass, usually lacking on Priest albums, is in your face, and Scott Travis is seriously kickin' it on the drum kit. The guitars and vocals sound a tad too processed, though. A little too much tinkering with the effects racks. Ripper's not screaming as much as he used to. I imagine his voice is already starting to wear, considering the great job he did on tour. Still, he rips it out for a couple tracks and it's very welcome.
Songwriting-wise, the band are coming up with much more interesting riffs than last time.
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First off, I LIKE Tim "Ripper" Owens and his performance. He's got a powerful voice and not too shabby of a Rob impersonation (though of course it's not entirely Halford quality). As far as "replacement" singers go, I believe Judas Priest fared much better, and made a better choice, than Iron Maiden did a few years back. At least JP realized that they needed to acquire someone who was somewhat similar to his predecessor.
Jugulator was an interesting album, showing Priest making an attempt at borderline death metal. I don't believe it was the musical failure that some do, but I can understand how some may not have appreciated it.
As far as Demolition goes, I found all of the...most of the...a few of the songs to be quite strong, but I got the feeling that some of them were leftovers from Glenn's solo album. Speaking of Glenn's solo album (of which this appears to be Part 2), he has also taken that horrible digitally processed guitar sound to new heights. That tone has dominated their sound since perhaps Ram It Down, but sounds even more like a microchip here. The "Defenders of the Faith" guitar muscle was the best they ever achieved and they would do well to find it again.
Songwise this record isn't too bad, aside from some of the frighteningly "techno" sound effects. "Subterfuge" is a great grooving headbanger, as is the bizarre "Metal Messiah"--though both suffer from those aforementioned techno flourishes. I also noticed some very bad editting in some songs, most notably in "Subterfuge", where there is an audible patch job done. I can't tell if they were linking riffs together or digitally repeating a couple bars, but at any rate it's pathetic to see on a major band's product.
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If the tone of my review seems a bit defensive, it's because I've read the bad reviews for this puppy, and I'm kinda fed up with it. I fail to see why anyone would dislike this album, though I respectfully Disagree.
In 1992 Original vocalist Rob Halford had a bitter falling out with the band and departed Judas Priest. Conventional Wisdom, which I believed, was that the band was Kaput without him. How do you replace a Legend?
Well the answer to that is you can't. But that's not what they were trying to do. With a different singer the band was to explore new musical territory.
Ripper Owens came to the bands attention because he was a frontman for a Judas Priest tribute band, British Steel. At a Concert in Western Pennsylvania the girlfriend of Current Judas Priest drummer Scott Travis was in attendance. She was so impressed that she told Scott and the rest of the band. They're reaction to Ripper Owens was identical. They immediately invited Ripper to England for a tryout, and he nailed it on the spot, Thus completing one of the most Fairytale stories in Rock History.
The first album Judas Priest released with Ripper was "Jugulator". Their Heaviest album to date. But a minority of fans refused to accept the fact that someone else is singing for Priest and not Rob Halford. And they're entitled to their opinion. Although some of these fans (Not All) tell me that it was more the music itself that they didn't like and not the vocalist. Though something tells me if Hypothetically Halford sang these tunes Some of them (Not All) would be impressed...Go figure.
This scenario has happened to many other great bands like Black Sabbath, AC/DC, And Van Halen.
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