Angel Of Retribution

Label
Epic
Release date
1 Mar 2005
Running length
10 tracks
Running time
51:41

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Judas Rising 4:15 87,450
2 Deal with the Devil 3:54 58,295
3 Revolution 4:43 69,225
4 Worth Fighting For 4:17 53,852
5 Demonizer 4:29 48,432
6 Wheels of Fire 3:46 46,302
7 Angel 4:22 78,001
8 Hellrider 5:36 57,150
9 Eulogy 2:52 41,476
10 Lochness 13:27 37,111

About this album

Angel of Retribution is the 15th studio album by British heavy metal band Judas Priest, released in 2005. It marks the return of Rob Halford, after a 12 year departure from the band. The album debuted at #13 on the U.S. Billboard chart, which made it the second highest chart of a Judas Priest album (only before Nostradamus). It also marked the first time Judas Priest have been the number 1 artist on a national chart (in Greece). The album was produced by Roy Z, who co-wrote the song “Deal with the Devil”.

Within the album, nods to the sound of past albums and songs are found, as well as lyrics that apparently reference earlier songs. The song “Demonizer” references both “The Hellion” from Screaming for Vengeance as well as “Painkiller” from the eponymous album. “Hellrider” mentions “Ram It Down” off the same-titled album, and “Tyrant” from Sad Wings of Destiny. “Eulogy” references “Stained Class” and “The Sentinel” from the albums Stained Class and Defenders of the Faith, respectively. Finally, “Worth Fighting For” acts as a sequel/prequel to “Desert Plains” from Point of Entry. The song “Deal With the Devil” can be viewed as a autobiography of Judas Priest, telling their origins from the Black Country of England’s West Midlands, mentioning their transitory days gigging around England and practicing at the Church of Holy Joseph in Walsall, which is where Judas Priest was effectively born. “Deal With the Devil” also mentions the song “Blood Red Skies” from Ram it Down.

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  • KFC__o_o

    7/10

    7 Mar 8:16pm Reply
  • GB-1993

    People often forget how good AOR really is. My favorite Judas Priest since Defenders Of The Faith.

    29 Jan 8:44pm Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    I should listen to this record more, its so awesome.

    23 Jan 7:27pm Reply
  • screamin_jesus

    somehow I had never listened to this album until now. its awesome!

    18 Nov 2013 Reply
  • TallicLizzy

    Great album

    28 Oct 2013 Reply
  • tyrant666

    Such a awesome album... One of my favorite JP Albums... \M/

    6 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Shaiit

    This was the first metal album I bought.Got it the year it was released and it still sounds badass and evil.I love the darker side of JP

    28 Apr 2013 Reply
  • nodicenate

    I've found myself going back and listening to this one quite a bit lately. I saw them on this tour and immediately loved "Judas Rising" but I guess it just took some time for the rest to grow on me and it certainly did that.

    27 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Lowbacca

    it is fucking awesome. Wow! [2]

    25 Sep 2012 Reply
  • LexaStarZ

    http://judas-priest.ru

    13 Aug 2012 Reply
  • xDx3xPx

    7/10

    2 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Peace_Sells86

    Return to form after the Ripper Owens albums.

    29 Jul 2012 Reply
  • tangerman

    Loch Ness is fantastic!

    17 Jul 2012 Reply
  • RatPosse

    lochness is mad epic! that shit never gets old, fantasy mixed with metal... yuh!

    4 Apr 2012 Reply
  • KeIemvor

    "Nostradamus is way way better IMO." Way better at inducing sleep, yeah.

    24 Feb 2012 Reply
  • s4ch1n

    I'm half-way through the album and it is fucking awesome. Wow!

    10 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Megadieftw

    Nostradamus is way way better IMO.

    6 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Megadieftw

    Worth fighting for is stellar. Apart from that it's a bit of a disappointment I find. It's just not as interesting as older priest stuff.

    6 Feb 2012 Reply
  • MrRafaelBCK

    Yeah, for me Judas Priest really ended after Painkiller, though there are 4 songs in this worth mentioning: Judas Rising, Deal with the Devil, Worth Fighting for and Angel. Lochness is a small shame I admit to liking, despite the horribly stupid selected theme. Everything else is self-indulgence crap.

    24 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Hipergerman

    Highlights: Judas Rising, Deal with the Devil and Hellrider. The rest of the songs are just good.

    31 Dec 2011 Reply
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