Artist: Judas Priest
Title: “Firepower” (Single)
Label: Columbia Music
Release Date: 2/2/2018
Genre: Heavy Metal
It was almost a month ago that Judas Priest gave us the first taste from the album “Firepower” with the debut single “Lightning Strike” and with more than a month to go before the release hits the streets, the second single and the title track have been delivered. It’s a nice present from the band who sadly didn’t manage to make the final group of inductees into the “vaunted” Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Let’s set our sights, take aim and see what the track “Firepower” is all about.
Now I’m going to venture a bit of a guess here and say that “Firepower” is probably the opening track on the album (unless there is some dramatic lead in music as well) but I could be wrong. It would make a fine opener because its much faster than “Lightning Strike” and starts off with not only a wonderful riff but also a soaring scream by The Metal God. There is a solid sense of drama in the lyrical base and the twin guitar attack of Faulkner and Tipton is excellent – especial when the pair begin trading off the leads during the solo break. As expected the rhythm section is thunderous care of bassist Ian Hill who is locked into place with drummer Scott Travis who delivers the pace like a locomotive. The song is over before you know it and while I liked the debut single a little more this one did grow on me after a couple of more listens. We still have to examine the full album, but if I can judge the full body of work based on these two tracks I’ll say that Priest has kept it true to form and should be able to once again rally their fans to the charge.
The cover for this single is the full album graphic that was served up for the debut single. If you missed our post about “Lightning Strike”, just click HERE to see it.
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