Angel Of Retribution (Sony)
by Scott Hefflon
Classic Judas Priest line-up, first release together since ’90’s Painkiller, the best-sounding release they ever had, and the one I find myself reaching for most often. And that’s pretty often, even 15 years later. At a pass, there don’t seem to be any soon-to-be-classic tunes here, just good “more of the same” type stuff, but repeat listens might let a few burrow in. People bagged almost every new Priest album, calling it too this or too that, and sometimes they were right, and sometimes they backpedalled and called it great after a few more spins.