Metal Works 1973-1993 [VHS]
- Amazon Sales Rank: #18442 in VHS
- Released on: 1993-05-25
- Rating: NR (Not Rated)
- Number of discs: 1
- Formats: Color, NTSC
- Running time: 90 minutes
Good ......... could have been great.
First off, I want to let whomever may read this know that I have been (and continue to be) a fan of JP since the Sad Wings of Destiny album. Therefore, it is no surprise that I would enjoy this video retrospective. Let me share my thoughts with you about this video.
It starts off by describing how the band got together, and interspersed with this, is commentary by other Artists whom had seen or new of JP in the "early days" (i.e. Rick Savage, Roger Glover, more). It then moves on to describe how JP's image evolved over the years. Next, it chronicles their trouble with the law i.e. the suicide case from Utah. Finally, it briefly describes their split with the GREAT Rob Halford (come home Rob!!!!).
So why only 4 stars? Well, when I purchased this I was hoping to see concert footage from the "early days" or at least something I had not seen before. The vast majority of the concert footage was from the Memphis show in 1983 (and I believe that most diehard JP fans already have that one). It is my hope that if this were to be re-released as a DVD they would add A LOT more concert footage from the "early days" (I would love to hear the whole Dreamer Deceiver rather than a 20 second clip).
Anyway, it's still very interesting and I would recommend it to anyone whom is a fan of METAL. P.S. I want Rob back (please).
Beautiful retrospect of one of the world's best HM bands.
The Priest rules as never before with over the top live clips intermingled with intimate interviews. With references to Spinal Tap, the band at times makes fun of itself, but deep down everyone knows they are the heavy metal masters. A must for the die hard fan, insight for skeptical. Sadly the video ends with Rob Halford's announcement of departure from the band. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.
Good for fans
If you only like Priest a little, you might not want to get this. It's much more an interview video, talking to people like Sebastion Bach (ex-Skid Row) and members of Pantera and people who have known or have played with Priest in the last 20 years. There's clips of videos, and a few full music videos, and a couple live clips. It's really good if you absolutely love Judas Priest, but if you're looking for a "Behind The Music" type of video on Judas Priest, this isn't it. It tells a lot, and it's funny.