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Painkiller is a 1990 gold-certified album by Judas Priest, their 12th studio album. The album was recorded at Miraval Studios, Brignoles, France in early 1990, and mixed at Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, the Netherlands later that year. It was the first album with drummer Scott Travis. The original LP, cassette and CD versions were released on September 3, 1990. A re-mastered CD was released in May 2001. The album received a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance at the February 20… read more

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  • Don't like this one. It has somewhat thrashy feel here and here, that works pretty bad in this particular case and ruins traditional heavy metal aesthetics for me. It's instantly clear upon hearing that Painkiller was released in 1990 or so, under the influence of latter-day metal fashions, even if these influences are rather minor after all. This album is not bad by any means, but I prefer '76-'84 stuff over this every day.
  • flawless album
  • PAINKILLER, UNO DE LOS MEJORES DISCOS EN LA HISTORIA DEL HEAVY METAL !!
  • Few albums have made such an impression on me from the first spin \m/
  • My favourite Priest album. No bad tracks, just pure awesomeness. Perfection.
  • Flawless Album!!!
  • Second favourite album of theirs. The true definition of metallic genius.
  • Isn't the best but it's the second! xD
  • best heavy metal album EVER.
  • the best of 90'

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