Date:2019-05-07 18:31:11
Edited:2019-05-07 18:32:35
In Reply To:Re: by Guillaume
Guillaume proclaimed:
Ram It Down is usually put down because it had that electronic 80s pop Turbo production. Had it been recorded with a "Painkiller sound", it would have been The Painkiller, i.e: The Album That Turned It Around, or "The Return to Form."
No way. Most songs from Painkiller are much better than those on Ram It Down. Ram It Down has a few killer songs, but many average ones. Painkiller is pretty excellent throughout.
I'm not very fond of Love Zone, Love You to Death and the cover, but pound for pound it's about the same to me.
You don't like 30% of the album, but pound for pound it's the same. Wow, nice logic.
The strong songs make up for it. I probably like Painkiller in the same percentage proportion anyway, if you have to get math anal. If it had Painkiller's drums and production, most would likely over look the shortcomings.
But obviously, I'm clueless and tone-deaf so who am I to say?
I'll take this as a compliment from someone in the know on that matter.
You can take it however you want it, it was not. It's cute, though.
And BTW, a self-admitted expert like you didn't notice that a major part of the appeal of Painkiller and a major fact who had Priest be relevant again for the metal crowd was the "modern" drumming of Scott Travis, major improvement over Dave Holland's?
It's actually a drum machine. Of course Scott Travis is much better.
I was talking about the whole of Holland's tenure in Priest. Mind you, I'm aware of the drum machine thing...
Oh, Dave Holland was the worst drummer Judas Priest ever had, no doubt, hahaha. There is no question about it. He was good in Trapeze, but he sure blew in Priest.

Anything else?
Nothing else as you already fucked up your argumentation above saying 30% of RiD was weak.
I didn't fuck anything up. In my view the strength of the strong songs on Ram It Down make up for it. It's not math. Now, anything else?
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