Painkiller is the twelfth studio album by British heavy metal band Judas Priest, released in September 1990. It is the last Judas Priest album to feature lead singer Rob Halford until his return for the 2005 album Angel of Retribution and the first to feature drummer Scott Travis. Painkiller is the first Judas Priest album to feature drummer Scott Travis, who replaced long-time drummer Dave Holland in 1989.
Judas Priest – Painkiller. Label: Columbia – CK 46891. I would argue the most impressive, explosive, in-your-face turn-about in Rock/Metal history! After a rather lulled output from Priest in Turbo and Ram It Down, I was completely floored upon hearing the first- and title- track, Painkiller. Holy smokes, Rob came out blazing with a fury I hadn't heard since Unleashed and Screaming! Oh, and they once and for all said "ok" to double-kicks with new drummer, Scott Travis, which on this album is just the icing on the cake
Judas Priest finally released Painkiller on September 3rd, 1990. It was an instant classic. The band came roaring back into the heavy metal universe with perhaps its heaviest release yet. Painkiller was a speed metal masterpiece, and its take no prisoners style was very influential over the next decade and a half, especially to German power metal bands such as Primal Fear and Gamma Ray. Unlike in previous albums, every song is strong on Painkiller. If Painkiller had a weak point, it would be the lyrics that were put together for the album's songs. Judas Priest has never been known for writing deep or introspective lyrics, but what you'll find on Painkiller is some of the worst of their career.
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All Guns Blazing
Between The Hammer And The Anvil
A Touch Of Evil
Arranged By, Written-By – C. Tsangarides*, G. Tipton*, K. K. Downing, R. Halford*
One Shot At Glory
The Town House
Arranged By, Written-By
K. K. Downing,
K. K. Downing
Mixed By, Recorded By
K. K. Downing,
Recorded at Miraval Studios, France. Recorded and mixed at Wisseloord Studios, Holland. Mastered at The Townhouse Studios, London.
Housed in a pictures sleeve with printed inner bag. Lyrics printed on the inner bag.
Performer:Judas Priest Genre: Rock Title: Painkiller Country: Japan Released: 1990 Style: Heavy Metal MP3 version ZIP size: 1504 mb FLAC version RAR size: 1618 mb Rating: 4.8 Votes: 424 Other Formats: MPC AC3 MP3 MIDI MP1 MP2 ASF