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“Winter Songs” by Halford

Artist: Halford
Title: “Winter Songs”
Label: Metal God Entertainment
Release Date: 11/3/2009
Genre: Holiday Metal
Rating: 4/5

“It’s a very Halford Christmas” as the Metal God himself steps outside of his duties with Judas Priest and delivers a Heavy Metal Holiday album with Halford and while the premise might strike you as a little weird, the end result is oddly satisfying. Given the powerhouse potential of the musicians that made up Halford in the first place and the fact that such Holiday-themed releases have been coming out in record number and actually being on the interesting side I ended up with high hopes for Rob and the boys and am happy to report that they did not let me down. I’ve long been a fan of the juggernaut holiday enterprise that is the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and the ever rising popularity of their “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” album which successfully blended heavy riffs into a holiday theme. Their use of Savatage riffs and classical melody to this end was bound to find other Metal artists tossing their own Santa hats into the arena and since this truly became the case why not see how the Metal God would do at it.
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“Live At Rock In Rio III” by Halford

Artist: Halford
Title: “Live At Rock In Rio III”
Label: Metal God Entertainment
Release Date: 10/7/2008
Genre: Heavy Metal
Rating: 4/5

“Attention to all the fans of Rob Halford the Metal God, as it is time to get out your credit cards because the DVD film that we have waited for many years to be released has finally arrived.” Yes, thanks to Rob’s own Metal God Entertainment company we will be able to enjoy the “Rock In Rio III” concert in the comfort of our own home after knowing for so long that the film existed and was just this far out of our reach. Of course I am sure that something lackluster was available on some kind of bootleg that one would find at conventions that cater to music, but the chance to own the real deal is really something special. The show comes very early in the career of the band that Rob simply called Halford and I remember that when he performed in NYC around this time it was as opener for Iron Maiden on a triple bill that also featured Queensryche. For that show Halford performed first and it was the only time that I ever saw the entire audience in place for the opening act. Let’s face it; Rob Halford surely deserves this kind of treatment.
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“Into The Pit” (Box Set) by Fight

Artist: Fight
Title: “Into The Pit”
Label: Metal God Entertainment
Release Date: 5/27/2008
Genre: Heavy Metal
Rating: 5/5

Did you say that you were looking for a fight? Oh you meant the band “Fight”, well in that case have I got a release for you to sink your teeth into. Presenting “Into The Pit”, a four disc endeavor that gives you all of the bands releases on three CD’s plus a concert DVD as well. That’s right with this special limited edition boxed set we get the bands debut album “War Of Words”, their EP “Mutations”, and the sophomore release and final studio album “A Small Deadly Space” plus a full live concert that presents the bands second concert ever from Phoenix, AZ. The size of such a release requires that we break it down piece by piece and that’s what we will do as each CD gets its own little overview.
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“War Of Words: The Film” by Fight

Artist: Fight
Title: “War Of Words: The Film”
Label: Metal God Entertainment
Release Date: 1/8/2008
Genre: Heavy Metal
Rating: 3.5/5

Rob Halford’s Fight was definitely one of the heaviest groups ever to slap the jaw of the growing “Seattle Sound” movement of the time when they jumped into the fray and began delivering some truly intense Metal. Halford’s decision to leave Judas Priest left many of the bands fans catatonic because the information was truly something that no one ever thought possible and yet it did happen. He would assemble the players Russ Parrish (guitar), Brian Tilse (guitar), Jay Jay (bass) and bring along Priest drummer Scott Travis and present to his loyal followers Metal that was much heavier than Judas Priest and worked well along the lines of aggressive bands like Pantera. “War Of Words – The Film”, brings to light the goings on behind the bands formation and offers up a lot of live concert footage in a beautiful package. The documentary that we are led to believe will be rather enlightening is a bit of a letdown when one compares it to other films of its type but again it is still nice to have around as opposed to not having it. I am guilty of expecting too much from the documentary and looked forward to Halford going into super deep detail on his Priest departure but sadly the commentary is nothing eye-opening or ground breaking in terms of its disclosure.
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“K5 – The War Of Words Demos” by Fight

Artist: Fight
Title: “K5 – The War Of Words Demos”
Label: Metal God Entertainment
Release Date: 1/8/2008
Genre: Heavy Metal
Rating: 4/5

When Rob Halford chose to leave the ranks of Judas Priest and begin new Metal adventures as a solo artist, the balance of things in the genre seemed to be torn asunder as the world wondered what would come from each side in the musical sense. Fortunately for the fans of The Metal God he would assemble a worthy group of talented young musicians and bring Scott Travis of Judas Priest along with him for the ride – the result would be a group that was very simply named Fight. The name seemed appropriate for a band that would pack as much Metal punch as they would and it was truly a great thing to find them being as heavy as hell and serving the needs of the fans who were beginning to follow bands like Pantera. Their solid approach to the genre would present itself well on their debut release “War Of Words” but the music on this CD brings us back to the months before this recording even took place. “K5 – The War Of Words Demos” is exactly what the title says it is and it brings the listener into the rehearsal and recording studio with Rob Halford and the guys as they flesh out the newly written songs that would eventually become part of their smoking debut album. As soon as it begins one of the first thoughts that come to mind is that they cannot be demos based on the sonic quality that the tunes possess. Yes there is some rawness and limited hesitation on one or two of them but the advancements in studio recording and engineering have allowed bands to come out with almost album quality demo takes in many cases and if one took these for some additional mix down and production it could have very well been released as the debut.
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