by Judas Priest
Released: Jun 2008
Clocking in at an hour and 45 minutes, this "metal opera" showcases Rob Halford's renowned, astounding vocals and the celebrated guitar prowess of legends K.K. Downing and Glenn Tipton while the story of famed French astrologer Nostradamus takes shape. Incorporating an entire orchestra, the arrangements of this vast aural journey aim to awe. With beautiful insights like "Exiled" among foreboding stunners like "Revelations," most times they do, even as the few hokey blips like "Prophecy" evoke Broadway spoofs and Spinal Tap.