Redeemer of Souls [Deluxe Edition] [CD]

  • Artist: Judas Priest
  • SKU: 6523078
  • Release Date: 07/08/2014
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97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (95 out of 98)

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  • Dragonaut
  • Redeemer of Souls
  • Halls of Valhalla
  • Sword of Damocles
  • March of the Damned
  • Down in Flames
  • Hell & Back
  • Cold Blooded
  • Metalizer
  • Crossfire
  • Secrets of the Dead
  • Battle Cry
  • Beginning of the End
  • Snakebite
  • Tears of Blood
  • Creatures
  • Bring It On
  • Never Forget


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars with 98 reviews

97%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Full Review of Fantastic album

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    Howie
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    This month, heavy metal giants Judas Priest released their seventeenth and potentially final studio album, Redeemer of Souls. This is their first full length release since 2008's Nostradamus, as well as their first without lifelong guitarist K.K. Downing. Despite this, the album is easily their most solid effort in recent memory. No gimmicks or concepts here. Just pure, no frills heavy metal from start to finish. The first track, "Dragonaut", opens with a deafening thunderclap that would make a grown man wince, foreshadowing the sonic assault that will soon follow. What comes next is a roar of duel guitars, bass and drums that feels fresh even though it's deeply rooted in Priest's classic style. This energy remains throughout the majority of the album, and vocalist Rob Halford carries the listener through it with a voice that just refuses to quit. He may not have all the highs he once did, but the nearly 63 year old man still has a trick or two up his sleeve, a prime example being the epic "Halls of Valhalla" which just may leave you with your mouth agape. The twin guitar dynamic that has been the band's trademark for over four decades is in full force on Redeemer of Souls. Glenn Tipton's crushing tonality is better than ever, and the masterful additions by new guitarist Richie Faulkner have injected a touch of modern style while staying true to the Priest formula. Scott Travis hasn't lost a step in his pounding double bass drum attack, and the often overlooked Ian Hill lays down a solid bass groove throughout. Redeemer of Souls visits many styles throughout the band's history. Tracks such as "Down In Flames" and "March of the Damned" are perfect examples of vintage 1980's Priest, whereas the title track and the bone-crushing "Battle Cry" have more of a Painkiller-era feel to them. The album concludes with the hauntingly titled, "Beginning of the End", a slow haunting piece stained with imagery of death. Lyrically, the album is much like a history lesson for the fans. Halford speaks of his life experiences with the band as well as his refusal to leave quietly when faced with his own mortality. On the deluxe edition, there is a bonus track entitled "Never Forget" which reads like a heartfelt Thank You note to the fans. And of course no Priest album would be complete without some stylized heavy metal monsters, as heard on songs like "Metalizer". The band may be older, but this possible final effort shows that they can still bring it after all these years. Redeemer of Souls can easily be considered Painkiller for a new generation, as it is arguably the best material they've released in a long time. Ladies and gentlemen, the Priest is back.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Judas Priest Are Back!!

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    MetalGuy71
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    After the overblown disaster that was the Nostradamus album, Judas Priest listened to their heart (and more importantly the fans) and returned to their classic sound. It has all the best elements of their 70's, 80's and 90's albums. This is an album that requires repeated listens. It might not grab you on the first spin (unlike Angel of Retribution), but it's worth the effort. Rob is starting to show signs of wear in his voice, but he still sings better than most vocalists half his age in the metal genre. New guitarist Ritchie Faulkner fits in well with the band, although not having KK there still seems a little off to me. The deluxe edition comes with 5 additional studio tracks, which some folks believe are better than some that showed up on the regular edition. It's in the ears of the beholder I suppose. It's worth picking up the deluxe edition for these tracks, but I'm glad they aren't part of the original track listing. Could make the album drone on for too long. As it stands, this is another fine album in Priest's 40+ year career and if it happens to be the last one they release, they are going out on a high note.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Music as good as the packaging is bad.

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    JC1970
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    Definitely a good addition to the music library of any Judas Priest fan, or any hard rock fan. My one and only complaint with the "Deluxe Edition" is the packaging. Rather than the plastic CD cases we are all familiar with, the deluxe edition is kept within this cardboard mess that makes it impossible to remove a disc for listening, without concerns of either tearing the cardboard, or dropping the disc and risking damage. I guess if you are buying the deluxe edition, it is because you like JP as much as I do, and want all their music, including the bonus disc. If this is so, I'd say buy the disc for completeness of your collection, then rip the music from the CDs to mp3 files, and listen to them that way, so you can keep the discs in the case and never worry about damaging the cover.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very solid release for these metal legends!

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    Udo666
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    "Redeemer Of Souls" finds Judas Priest returning to metal form after the concept album "Nostradamus". I found this album to be just what the Priest needed to show that they are still the metal gods. The overall album is solid with great sounding production. "Battle Cry", "March Of The Damned", and "Metalizer" are just a few of the standout tracks. The bonus disc offers up some tracks that would have fit brilliantly on the main album. The only slight negative is the lack of high pitch vocals from Rob Halford. I realize that he is not a young man any longer, so I understand. Don't get me wrong, there are some, but it seems that Rob is more comfortable in the middle range. Still an excellent album overall.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Solid Effort by a Legendary Band

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    MetalGod23
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    This is a good album by Priest. No, it's not as good as their classics, but fans of the band should like it. I've been listening to Priest since the late 1970s but haven't liked their more recent releases very much. A few good songs here and there. This album is pretty solid from start to finish. There are some really rocking songs. Not bad by a band in their twilight. I do think the production on this album sounds a bit muffled -- not sure what's up with that. And Halford doesn't have the pipes he used to but he pulls it off remarkably well. If you like Priest or classic metal, but it! You'll like it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    True Masters of Metal

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    wwwRushRadioNET
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    I have every album this band has ever produced. This one is a triumph by all standards. Judas Priest once towered above all others in the genre they helped invent. This band was always superb, but it was the strain of the early nineties that changed everything, for the band and for the fans. Although the band continued belting out metal it just was not the same. NO MORE! It’s times for Judas Priest fans to regroup, this is the one you have been waiting for.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great new album from classic band

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    Lerxyst
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    This album is exactly what I was hoping for after 6 long years since Nostradamus(which I liked, but was not classic Priest). For me this is their best record since reuniting with Halford 10 years ago. Great playing and heavy riffs. The 5 songs on the deluxe edition are worth the purchase, but not essential. Hopefully Priest and the other remaining classic bands will continue to release albums like these before they Hang it up for good. The digipack looks nice, but is a pain in the butt to get the cd out of the sleeve like all digipacks. Prefer jewel cases but I like the extra songs.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Priest RULES

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    RHHalford
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    Funny that when I opened the BestBuy email to write this review, I am listening to my ipod download of the very album !! As you can tell by my email "name", I am a huge fan- already have my tickets for this current tour as well- some really great Priest classics in the making on these discs...like Dragonaut, Redeemer of Souls, Halls of Valhalla, Down in Flames, Battle Cry, are a few of my favorites as well as others...Rob Halfords' voice has never been better... great lyrics, fantastic guitars...

    I would recommend this to a friend



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