"Painkiller" is, from front to back, an eargasm. If you're a speed/thrash/classical metal fan, there's almost no record you need more than this one, and if you weren't a Judas Priest fan before, you'll definitely be one now! This has got to be one of the finest metal albums ever recorded, and it is nothing short of being a flawless, genre defining, standard bearing classic.
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.
It's a masterpiece. 'Painkiller', 'A Touch of Evil' and 'Night Crawler' are without any doubt metal classics and all the other songs just perfect them. Also, 'Living Bad Dreams' is one of my favorite metal ballads - the lyrics and Halford's voice is too awesome.
[ENG] Regarded as one of the best albums of the band, was responsible for the "rebirth" of heavy metal in the 90s According to the listing of "Rock with Legends" on youtube.:
"On the significance of the letter, after spending years thinking that music was about Armageddon, over a lot of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse Fodastico, who arrived getting his ass of humanity, I discovered that the Priest gave an interview for Metal Hammer, saying the music speaks of themselves and Heavy Metal metaphorically!
First they describe with striking and exaggerated words, a sort of personification of Heavy Metal, how to say fuck is this musical style (the best of all, in my opinion). After they speak of the resurrection of style, they and other bands were promoting in the early 90s (time qo Metal was wrong of him). "
Rock Com Legendas (Rock With Subtitle): https://www.youtube.com/user/rockcomLegendas