Album of the Day
Demolition (Clean Version)
British heavy metal favorites Judas Priest stepped confidently into the new millennium with DEMOLITION. The 2001 Atlantic collection – the band's second with Tim "Ripper" Owens on lead vocals – adopts a darker, more abrasive attack than Priest's '80s output, with samples, industrial beats and enough profanity to warrant the quintet's first-ever Parental Advisory sticker (even the clean version is pretty intense). Longtime guitarist Glenn Tipton co-produced the set and wrote or co-wrote all 13 songs, showcasing plenty of killer riffs; pulverizing tracks like "Machine Man" and “Feed On Me” can stand with the group's best. While Rob Halford would return to the microphone for the next album, DEMOLITION is not just an anomaly in the band's catalog, it's a bold and blistering reinvention of Judas Priest.