Well I wasn't saying that their album was particularly good, especially by this forums standards, but it is definitely a huge step up from most music today. Now I'm not celebrating them for being less bad. I'm celebrating them because they actually did something different that wasn't a gimmick and made something that was intended to be listened to intently, not something that you listen to for 30 seconds and change to another song on your ipod. However their album was a big let down because they really got my hopes up when they described it. But I still have hopes. In their interviews they said multiple times that they limited how creative they would be on this album because they didn't want to alienate their fans. I believe they said something along the lines of, "Our fans expect Judas Priest music, so that's what we have to give them." That's why the songs are centered around old metal style melodies and structures etc. I hope that they might just be taking baby steps to something better. Play something a little creative, then some thing better, and then have what they truly intended so that their fans can adjust since most of their fans like bands like Whitesnake.