The thirteenth full-length album by the legendary British Heavy Metal band.
“Jugulator” is a first of two albums released without Rob Halford and first featuring vocalist Tim 'Ripper' Owens.
Expectations were high for "Jugulator". Indeed, the album debuted at an impressive number 82 on the Billboard album chart. New singer, Ripper Owens, formerly of Winter's Bane, almost lives up to the hype as a ballsy singer, but he lacks the upper octave range that made Halford's voice distinctive. The lack of distinction is primarily what makes this album a lukewarm rehash of 1990's "Painkiller".
Changes in the band seriously affected the sound of the band. Music has become brutal and dark, not like the previous albums. The album sometimes very close to Thrash Metal music: versatile vocals, powerful low frequency riffs and long solos. The album became the longest at that time in the discography of the band.
Priest Music/Steamhammer, 1997 (SPV 085-18782). Made in Germany. First press.
2.Blood Stained 05:26
3.Dead Meat 04:43
4.Death Row 05:03
6.Burn In Hell 06:41
7.Brain Dead 05:23
9.Bullet Train 05:10
10.Cathedral Spires 09:17
Total playing time: 58:01