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09 March 2018

Judas Priest: “Firepower” (2018)

I’m listening to Firepower, the new Judas Priest album, on Spotify since I won’t have the CD until I get home from work. It’s a solid effort given the band’s age and founding axewielder Glenn Tipton’s recent and unfortunate Parkinson’s diagnosis. “Never the Heroes” and “Rising from Ruins” are standout tracks, but there isn’t a bad song on the entire 58 minute album.

Naturally, the album art is flaming…

Cover for Judas Priest's 2018 album, Firepower.

If you like old-school metal, you probably already bought this album. If you’re new to Judas Priest, this is a reasonable point of entry, but you might get a better impression from Screaming for Vengeance, Defenders of the Faith, and Sad Wings of Destiny.

13 January 2018

The BNR Metal Pages

The BNR Metal Pages was once of the first websites I discovered when I first got online back in 1996, and they’re still around over 20 years later. If you’ve just gotten your first taste of heavy metal, you’ll discover lots of new bands here. And if you’re long past your golden age of leather, you’ll find lots of memories.