Cat no. 19075804881
After taking all of 2017 off from touring to focus on writing a new album, Judas Priest are armed with Firepower, the successor to 2014's Redeemer of Souls. There's been a lot of buzz surrounding this record, especially after the band teased the video for "Lightning Strike," the first single from the album. The riffing is menacing and just slightly over mid-tempo to give it steady yet triumphant edge with a touch of Painkiller in the guitar playing, which can never be a bad thing. We don't know what the future will hold for metal's first guard as the years climb, which makes each new album something to be cherished and if "Lightning Strike" is an indicator, fans are going to get a top-shelf Priest album.