The second half of Turbo is arguably better than the first. Accordingly, that song can do no wrong in my book. In any case, Turbo proves that even when selling out playing commercialized hard rock with synthesized guitars and while sporting a rather glam look, Judas Priest are so synonymous with heavy metal that they never lost their identity as a heavy metal band. Track List: Turbo Lover Locked In Private Property Tuesday 6 August Wednesday 7 August Thursday 8 August Friday 9 August Saturday 10 August Sunday 11 August Monday 12 August Tuesday 13 Locked In - Judas Priest - Turbo Wednesday 14 August Thursday 15 August Friday 16 August Saturday 17 August Sunday 18 August Monday 19 August Tuesday Locked In - Judas Priest - Turbo August Wednesday 21 Locked In - Judas Priest - Turbo Thursday 22 August Friday 23 August Saturday 24 August Sunday 25 August Monday 26 August Tuesday 27 August Wednesday 28 August Thursday 29 August Friday 30 August Saturday 31 August Sunday 1 September Monday 2 September Tuesday 3 September Wednesday 4 September Thursday 5 September Friday 6 September Saturday 7 September Sunday 8 September Monday 9 September Tuesday 10 September Wednesday 11 Locked In - Judas Priest - Turbo Thursday 12 September Friday 13 September Saturday 14 September Sunday 15 September Monday 16 September Tuesday 17 September Wednesday 18 September Thursday 19 September Friday 20 September Saturday 21 September Sunday 22 September Monday 23 September Tuesday 24 September Wednesday 25 September Thursday 26 September Friday 27 September Saturday 28 September Sunday 29 September Monday 30 September Tuesday 1 October Wednesday 2 October Thursday 3 October Friday 4 October Saturday 5 October Sunday 6 October Monday 7 October Tuesday 8 October Wednesday 9 October Thursday 10 October Friday 11 October Saturday 12 October Sunday 13 October Monday 14 October Tuesday 15 October Wednesday 16 October Thursday 17 October They began to experiment with a more commercial sound, adding synthesizer guitars, synth pulses and even those awful drum machines to the formula.
The result was an album that till this very day still continues to violently divide metal fandom right down the bloody middle. Admittedly, the performance of the band is a bit more lackluster this time around. The usual aggression, wailing and punch of Halford's voice is scaled back here; he now sings a good chunk of the album with a slightly bored-sounding mid-ranged hum.
It works well for some of the more atmospheric numbers, but what the Metal God was thinking and feeling during the recording sessions is Breakthrough Interview - Gong - The Mystery And The History Of The Planet Gong guess. Downing and Tipton on their guitars are the brightest spots here, riffing it up big time and trading off Locked In - Judas Priest - Turbo solos with more gusto than album offers overall.
Ian Hill is nothing special here; he just sort Locked In - Judas Priest - Turbo drones along himself, although he does spout a few okay riffs or fills occasionally. Dave Holland rounds it out Yuletide 88 - Various - Its Christmas Time, Mr Falcon! (File) mind you on the drums.
I have a personal vendetta against this guy, as I solely blame him for a majority of Priest's lack of sonic speed and technicality during the 80's.
His drumming is so boring, so pedestrian, that Halford, Tipton and Downing had to write WHOLE albums down to painfully simplistic levels so his lame "tap tap taps" could keep up with the wholly superior musicianship of his fellow cohorts. Why they kept this guy through the whole damn decade is beyond me, but I guess what it is what it is. There are two kinds of songs of this album: basically, ones that suck, and ones that Locked In - Judas Priest - Turbo. Major suckage: "We don't need no Shoot on sight!
The chorus is slightly better, as is the surprisingly scorching solo, but the lame, kitschy lyrics kill it dead. Up next is that album "epic", "Out In The Cold" with it's aggravating overabundance of synthesizers and slow, plodding nature.
This is fucking garbage; it's totally lame Poison worship from the back to the front. Hazardous to your health! Higher Points: "Turbo Lover", the album's quasi- title track, has rich atmosphere, a damn fine solo with goof Downing-Tipton trade-offs, and a slow, spine-tingling build-up to the Locked In - Judas Priest - Turbo. The more uptempo "Locked In", despite its corny lyrics, is The Contortions - Buy, fun and has probably my favorite solo on the album, short as it may Locked In - Judas Priest - Turbo.
The heavy, slightly sinister sounding "Private Property" is now up. More silly lyrics, yes, put it's offput by the heaviness, a loud Tipton-led solo, and a great rhythm to the song.
A personal favorite is "Hot For Love", with it's dark, sleazy atmosphere, hard drumming Locked In - Judas Priest - Turbo some of Halford's meaner vox on the album. The fantastic "Reckless" ends it all. This a cool, high energy song with a killer upbeat chorus, damn good melody and lyrics, I must admit, I fucking love.
And if you're lucky to have the Columbia remaster, you'll also get the great "All Fired Up" a speed metaller in the fearsome but upbeat vein of "Reckless", only faster.
Overall, this album does have some serious problems. About four of the songs are pretty Locked In - Judas Priest - Turbosome so much so that I'm sure it'll ruin the experience for a few of you. But fear not, the good songs are indeed stronger.
If you can get past the bad numbers and sense of commercialization, then you'll be rewarded with a metal nugget of fun. Judas Priest — Turbo — Here is a Locked In - Judas Priest - Turbo lesson in music history: was the year that everyone began experimenting with synths and drum machines. Bands like Halloween from Detroit and even Iron Maiden began to dabble into the mainstream with these keys to disaster, although Halloween and Maiden pulled it off without compromising their roots.
They moved with the times and mixed the elements. Priest, on the other hand, went all out commercial in with the start of the Turbo record.
This was no dabbling into commercialism, this was like a fat kid doing a cannon ball into the shallow end of the pool. Not a very pretty scene, is it now? Turbo is not entirely awful. In fact, it has some pretty worthy cuts, but back in '86, it looked as if Priest was riding the murky wave of commercialism. The song Locked In - Judas Priest - Turbo devoid of any life that Priest once had.
This is more of a drum machine driven, synth- laden, radio friendly tune that gets on my nerves due to the overuse of the song by my local station. It is not a bad song in moderation, but everyday gets a little tough for a diehard Judas Priest fan like me. The next song is also very ish, but the tempo is kicked up a notch, and that is where it stays for most of the album. The album is virtually devoid of any traditional Priest numbers that hark back to the days of Stained Class.
With that, the number is still laced with sappy synthesizers that tend to get a bit obnoxious at times. Processed guitar synths are another thing that is rampant on this record. There is no real guitar sound on the album, and if Locked In - Judas Priest - Turbo is the lucky chance, it is only about a few seconds long. This has to be the track that makes everything worthwhile on this relatively boring glam metal platter.
This album really show the effort Priest showed. There is a good amount of great guitar work, but is obscured by the guitar synthesizers. The vocals are in top notch form here. They are loud and proud as always in the delivery from the metal god himself, Mr. Rob Halford. Not everyone will like it. It is a lucky thing that I liked it a lot. It is a rare occasion. I have not met one other person that likes this album who also has a mind for early Priest.
No way, I never will! But it is a good listen every once in a while. This might be the best song on here — the riff at about a minute and a half in kicks the song into high gear, and the epic chorus and cheesy lyrics drive the point home.
This is the point where a lot of fans turn on this album, and it is definitely understandable. Dave Locked In - Judas Priest - Turbo is pretty much a Lars here as well, pure plodding beats and generic fills fills?
This piece of shit fails miserably on almost all counts. And that includes the Locked In - Judas Priest - Turbo opening riff and the good solo section. The repetition of the chorus is vomit-inducing, and I skip this track almost every time I have listened to this album save for when writing this review.
Weak drumming, complete nonexistent bass lines, lyrics which read as though they were written by a cretin, and that damn stupid fucking chorus. This song makes me that angry, and is a perfect example of the several failures of this album. No redeeming features here; even Halford sounds like shit during this one, and the drumming Locked In - Judas Priest - Turbo of course absolute crap.
Aside from a decent opening riff, it is basically the most forgettable song on here, and definitely the most mediocre and middle of the road. Here the album ends, in an unspectacular fashion. The score for this review however, will not take these songs into account seeing as they were not included on the original release.
The former is an awful homage to their home country, but it is full of cheese and bad production, as well as a complete lack of riffing. Had this been on the final album, it would be amongst the worst. However, the other track is a complete enigma. Fucking brutal speed metal! Awesome opening riff, devastating verse riffs, soaring vocals by Halford, and holy shit, this song is definitely in my top 5 for Priest!
Having heard it after buying the reissue of this album a couple of years back, it has been in heavy rotation anytime Priest is on. These are the mysteries of life and death. So as I said, overall, this is pretty bad. My, my Could this be This can't possibly be the same band who wrote "Victim of Changes," or the same one who so elegantly covered Joan Baez's "Diamonds and Rust," or even the band who came up with "You've Got Another Thing Comin'.
Surely they wouldn't disappoint their rabid fanbase, right? This is worse than Metallica's blunder. It's worse than Diabolus in Crapsica. It's even worse than Heretic. What we have here, quite simply, is possibly actually, likely the worst sellout the world has ever known.
To think that Judas Priest, the righteous Gods of Metal, would create such an abomination is a disgrace - no, a kick in the groin - to everything heavy metal, and good music in general, has ever stood for. Never before or after has there been such a shameless conformity to trends, and there likely never will be. This, not Slipknot, and not Job Please Let Go - Brickman - The Dark a Cowboy, is the absolute worst piece of steaming mule dung the bowels of the music industry have ever spewed forth.
Halford - the godly, the amazing - has become nothing more than a degenerate and lifeless glam singer. He never screams; he never shows any range. He's constantly in the high register, and not in a good way. Ian Hill, an underappreciated bassist, gets the treatment he deserves, but at the worst possible time. He plays nothing but eighth notes below the guitars for the entire album, and probably would have been better off not playing at all.
Dave Holland does no wrong, I Got The Girl - Bon Jovi - Crush by wrong one Locked In - Judas Priest - Turbo straying from a boring and typical heavy drum beat characteristic of the worst of glam rock. Downing and Glenn Tipton lose all of their soul, all of their heart This, by far, is the worst performance any of them has ever done, and probably will ever do.
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They say not to judge a book by its cover or a song by its title Gefangener Des Wappens - Werkbund - Haithabu it really doesn't apply in this case. What you see is what you get - trendy glam with all the requisites: dumb, bland instrumentation; soulless vocals; obnoxious lyrics - and this one even comes with a crappy, uninspired Summer Girl - Honeyrider - Sunshine Skyway. With such a terrible opener, it couldn't possibly get much worse, right?
Next we are subjected to "Locked In," which is pretty much the same thing, except without the, ahem, "catchiness. You can pretty much expect to hear We Like To Party!
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It's like Green Day fused with blink and AFI and every other craptastic band you can think of in that style, only a hundred times worse simply because it's coming from a notoriously awesome at least in the past heavy metal band.
Check this line out: "You went through the same thing too! It's enough to make you puke out your intestines. Now you've got this song. It's so shamelessly copied, it might as well be a cover song. And even then, it wouldn't be a cover of Priest caliber. And what's this? A ballad? Could this be the saving grace of this total sellout?
In fact, it's a power ballad - of the most ridiculously cliched type. Starting with a synth intro that unsuccessfully attempts to be brooding, the song drags on for six minutes and should end much, much earlier. It is the most irritating song on the entire album a veritable feat. All in all, Judas Priest's Turbo is the album of choice for one who wishes to end his miserable existence by smashing his head against a wall in disgust.
Thankfully, the band would improve a bit on Ram It Down, writing a couple of real classics - but they would not truly redeem themselves until Locked In - Judas Priest - Turbo Painkiller. Take this as a lesson - the bigger they are, the harder they fall. I consider this one of of Judas Priest greatest albums, yup you heard me. Sure, it may not be one of their most heaviest or most aggressive releases, and it sure as hell is no Painkiller or Stained Class, or even a Defenders Of The Faith, but it's defiantly one of their most catchiest album, and it's fun as hell to listen to.
InJudas Priest Locked In - Judas Priest - Turbo to do something different for their next album. They decided to use guitar synthesizers which makes the 24/7 Mystery - Beborn Beton - A Worthy Compensation (Deluxe Edition) (File, Album) album sound very 80s like.
As a result, many metal fans accused this band of "selling out", because of the amount of glam elements Turbo has. However, Judas Priest were already very popular at the time. The first Ritchie Blackmores Rainbow* - Memories In Rock - Live In Germany has sets a pretty cool atmosphere with the guitar synthesizers, and it's very catchy.
Locked In has some pretty cool lyrics, and that guitar solo is absolutely amazing. Rock You All Around The World is a pretty cool fast paced song, and it almost sound speed metalish if it weren't for the cheesy chorus. However, it's very fun to listen, in my opinion. The first song reminds me of something that Bon Jovi would do in the 80s, with it's chorus.
Out In The Cold is a ballad thta sets a great atmosphere. It has to be one of their best ballads. Hot For Love is an awesome 80s metal song with very catchy lyrics, and awesome guitar soloing.
The worst song on here, even though it's still pretty good, is Private Property. It just isn't as interesting as the other songs on this album. If you dig 80s metal, or if you just want a Judas Priest album that just sounds different, than defiantly pick Turbo up. However, if you don't like this style, than stay away from this album. With all the new developments metal was exploiting to the full now, this must have seemed immensely lacklustre, not only compared to the old Priest albums, but to everything that was going on.
But listening to it in this environment seems to benefit it more. Glenn and K. The Locked In - Judas Priest - Turbo reeks of the Hollywood strip more than anything and does makes it measurably dated compared to their other albums. The lavish guitar synth decorates Glenn and K. Even the fun, pop showiness that gives the album a certain charm loses its flavour with this one. This is just way too prissy for Priest, but I kinda dig the chorus. A winner is you! Metal Archives loading Username Password Login.
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