Re: So the new Priest is good enough to be a comeback album. Which means Priest has two. Any other bands have >1? nt


Author:John Frank
Date:2018-04-08 15:59:34
In Reply To:Re: So the new Priest is good enough to be a comeback album. Which means Priest has two. Any other bands have >1? nt by jimbobhickville
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Some will say Dream Theater with various choices multiple times depending on how many times you liked one of their follow ups to what you think was a clunker
Exactly. There are many bands with inconsistent discographies. They just have to release at least five albums: good-bad-comeback1-bad-comeback2. And, of course, these assessments will be very subjective.
Yeah, IMO unless they have a string of duds followed by one that's generally considered to be on par with the classics, I don't consider it a comeback. I can't think of any bands that qualify for 2 comebacks under those criteria. I can think of plenty of bands that have inconsistent output with a few gems after a strong early career. Flotsam and Jetsam with The Cold and the S/T, with the awful Ugly Noise in between. Overkill has similar ups and downs, but Bloodletting and Ironbound seem to stand out by all accounts, after some meh releases.
Yeah, this does not even really hold for Priest for me. Painkiller was certainly an amazing surprise, and it is easily my favorite album from them. That said, I like enough of Ram It Down, and my appreciation of Turbo is well-known, so the band was not "bad" to me prior to Painkiller. They just unexpectedly outdid themselves on Painkiller.

So if I like the new disc, I guess that will be the first comeback album for Priest for me because I do not care for any of the post-Painkiller albums.

"It's not exactly a horrible album, but it's no better than something by, I dunno, Pagan's Mind or some other shirt-tucking nerdprog band." - Matt Johnsen of Pharaoh
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