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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Screamin' for yer money back? maybe...but...
..If like me you bought it for the dvd then you'll probably be happy.

If you bought it for the original music,you may feel short changed, the CD is the same as the previous remaster,no tinkering,no grand difference in sound,just the same 5 star music as before,the bonus tracks are ,well typical bonus tracks, the live tracks are average sound quality and the...
Published 22 months ago by Mr Blackwell

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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A mixed bag
Overrated album, half the tracks are great the other half are soft/hard rock durge designed to appeal to the US market.
Published on 24 Dec 2007 by Nacluv


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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars first class metal..., 12 Dec 2012
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Michael Dobey (colorado springs) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Screaming For Vengeance [Special 30th Anniversary Edition] (Audio CD)
This type of metal , melodic metal is the finest most well sung and created type of metal in existance. Most critics agree that this was jp's finest hour. I love all their music though, and even enjoy the early seventies more hard rock priest. I already had the first remaster of this one , but this was worth the upgrade, it has four more songs and a whole dvd of the u.s. festival show from 1982. Priest did everyting right here, they should have never tried to do speed metal , which is a inferior brand of metal. (see painkiller) but even that was superior to most bands in that genre. This one though is filled with classic tracks from the band: 'screaming for vengeance', 'electric eye', and many others. This one had not a weak song on it and it is one of the finest examples of harder melodic metal ever made. GEt the newest version. Frankly if record companies had brains they would have released lots of packages like this back in the 80's. Why wait 30 years? ten years was long enough , and now many of the people who first bought this are middle aged. Young people though should be happy to grab this one.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not their best, 26 Jan 2012
This review is from: Screaming For Vengeance (Audio CD)
I am listening to this album as I write, and it holds up pretty well. The guitar sound on Electric Eye is one of the best ever and as a whole this album is very strong...Halford's performance is phenomenal and ground-breaking.

Judas Priest kept the flame alive through the dark days of the mid 70s when Punk and Disco ruled the earth and we owe them for that. This album though, has one or two tracks that have a lethargic '70s feel to them - but Kill 'em All was less than 12 months away. The good bits of this album look forward to that, the less good look back...

At that time I can remember a lot of bands trying to 'crack America'. The massive irony being that Metallica et al who cracked the world were listening to a lot of British bands and trying to get away from that sound. So a very good album, but if you like your Priest with rougher edges maybe try Unleashed or British Steel first.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good ol' classic Metal from The Priest, 7 Jun 2009
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K. O'hagan "Society's Death" (Ireland, Cork) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Screaming For Vengeance (Audio CD)
Now we're talking, I aint a massive fan of British Steel(although great album, I only have a few songs their that takes my 10/10 vote). But Screaming For Vengeance Screams classic metal in your face Judas Priest style. I saw Judas Priest live with Megadeth & Testament in Dublin for time seeing all 3 I only went for Megadeth Judas Priest something else live, the one thing I remember very clear(I wasn't drunk I just don't have a massive knowledge of Judas Priest's discography) was the song You've Got Another Thing coming of course their was Painkiller and Between The Hammer and The Anvil(some of my personal favrouites) but when they played You've Got Another Thing Coming the atmosphere was electric(eye)(see what I did there) and a great memory for me.

Best here for me is Riding On The Wings an absolute classic my favourite Priest song.

So get ready for some classic british Metal, A must for all metal fans young or old(the old don't to hear about this one).

Because we're Screaming For Vengeance!!!!
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5 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Commercial success at last!... but not nearly the best, 9 Nov 2003
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This review is from: Screaming For Vengeance (Audio CD)
I became a huge fan of Judas Priest since I first heard Unleashed in the East in 1979. The Priest was building enormeous momentum in the late '70s, especially by opening to Kiss and more often than not, stealing the show with their raw power and energetic brand of heavy metal. Judas Priest's music was fresh and their attitude made them the new underdog favorites of the new heavy metal scene. Rob Halford's voice and presence ruled the stage.
By 1980, the Priest finally made it relatively big with British Steel. Released in 1982, Screaming for Vengeance emerged with fury after a lukewarm release (Point of Entry). Screaming for Vengenace has plenty of catchy metal riffs, which blended perfectly with Rob Halford's thunderous voice.
However, Screaming for Vengeance's purpose was solely to gain commercial success, and they achieved it. This is one of the better liked productions of the band (as other reviewers have attested). But to me, the majority of the songs in Screaming for Vengeance lack creativity, musicality and power. Also, Rob's lyrical mystique was gone here. Glenn and KK's guitars are very good as usual, although a bit constrained compared to earlier releases. Ian Hill's bass is almost unnoticeable. It also didn't help that the drums are so boring and tepid here. Ex-Trapeze drummer Dave Holland only uses the hi-hat closed in every single song... After the third song I get tired of the same sound over and over. He never bothered to open the hi-hat or to use the ride cymbal at all. Although he had double bass drums, he rarely played them. Sorry, but Judas Priest's music should be played with a fiery drummer. I don't think Holland was even able to play older gems like Exciter or Here Comes The Priest. It was simply impossible for him technically, and this translated to the "just decent" quality of Judas Priest's music circa 1982. If you have never heard the Priest, just listen to any album they released prior to 1980 (with Les Binks and/or Simon Phillips on drums), or to Painkiller in 1990, with Scott Travis bashing the skins. Not a bad album, but not nearly the best from the mighty Priest!
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