Judas Priest - Firepower



8.6 | 759 votes |
Release date: 9 March 2018
Style: Heavy metal

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01. Firepower
02. Lightning Strike
03. Evil Never Dies
04. Never The Heroes
05. Necromancer
06. Children Of The Sun
07. Guardians
08. Rising From Ruins
09. Flame Thrower
10. Spectre
11. Traitors Gate
12. No Surrender
13. Lone Wolf
14. Sea Of Red

The Biggest Surprise Of 2018
Top 20 albums of 2018: 3

Line-up
Robert John Arthur Halford - vocals
Glenn Raymond Tipton - guitars
Richard Ian "Richie" Faulkner - guitars
Scott Travis - drums
Ian Frank Hill - bass

Additional info
Produced by Tom Allom and Andy Sneap.
Mixed & Mastered at Backstage Recording Studios - Derbyshire, UK.
Recorded in Worcestershire, UK.
Cover art by Claudio Bergamín

Staff review by
nikarg
Rating:
8.3
The long-awaited and highly anticipated release of the 18th Judas Priest full-length album comes in the shadow of the sad discovery regarding Glenn Tipton's health condition. This is the bad news. The good news is that Firepower is a very successful attempt by the Metal Gods to revisit their past decades of glory with a modern sound.

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published 10.03.2018 | Comments (31)

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07.04.2018 - 01:20
Rating: 8
WorpeX
war-pex
Shit, this is actually really good.
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08.04.2018 - 01:24
Rating: 7
Redel

First spin today. Hhhm, will probably be the last one. Lower 7 for me.
I mean, obviously not a bad album. Consistent, good production. And way better than their previous two.
A bit too long maybe.
Generic? Of course, per definition.
I dont know, I hail Priest for Painkiller, Sad wings, Stained class, Defenders, and Screaming.
But thats it. And it seems it will be limited to that forever.
Just one of bands that will probably never do it again for me.
That said, highlights... hard to pick, maybe Rising from ruins, Traitors Gate. Not much more.
Certainly not Flame thrower or No surrender.
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28.04.2018 - 08:12
Rating: 8
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Holy shit how is this album actually good.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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30.04.2018 - 16:27
Rating: 9
Kristein75

METAL GODS!!! :banger2::banger2:
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06.05.2018 - 09:19
Rating: 10
Arcik
arcikbtw@gmail.com
I feel like it's best of their albums and it should be called "Judas Priest". 50 years in one record. Fresh, fast, heavy, epic
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13.05.2018 - 12:22
hidden_ninja

This was very unexpected. Old bands like these often sound tired, there's no incling of tired here!
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17.05.2018 - 11:53
Theodore V
Account deleted
It's a hard pass for me... I respect their history but I found it really hard to listen through the whole thing...
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23.05.2018 - 18:50
Rating: 7
Korah

This album is good, better than most of the previous JP realeases in last the 20 last years but damn, please calm down everybody! If we take LPs after Painkiller(1990), there's only Angel Of Retribution which is plenty good, Nostradamus was good too, but Firepower is not that better. No shadow of an amazing song, no shadow of a masterpiece like...like almost 20 or 30 songs before that release. If you'll do a top 10 or 20 for Judas songs, could you put one of Firepower ? Come on.
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12.07.2018 - 21:07
phanto

Ratings on metalstorm is for overall album score not for stand-out songs
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18.07.2018 - 13:05
Rating: 7
Typ

Written by Korah on 23.05.2018 at 18:50

If you'll do a top 10 or 20 for Judas songs, could you put one of Firepower ? Come on.

Arguing like this will make it impossible for bands who already had aboud 10-20 really good songs to do a record you appreciate. You are right though: The hype is bigger than the actual album, which is not bad, but no masterpiece either. Still some decent songs like rising from ruins. However some of the songs just sounds like fillers to me.
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16.09.2018 - 23:11
HelloMe

They've made one of their best albums as their last album...
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27.11.2018 - 13:29
Rating: 8
Cynic Metalhead
Nasha Vich Paisa
Finally, I got to around and on my very first listen - it totally blew me away. A well constructed, dynamic and superbly produced record by granduncles who lavishes us with a pure heavy metal sound. I immensely enjoyed.
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15.12.2018 - 18:49
Rating: 10
Best album since Painkiller. But not a masterpiece.
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26.09.2019 - 10:44
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
STOP
NOBODY VOTE ON THIS FROM NOW ON
KEEP IT AT 666 VOTES
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Do you think if the heart keeps on shrinking
One day there will be no heart at all?


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26.09.2019 - 17:31
Tyrannical Hero
Super Normal
No
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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13.03.2020 - 12:45
Rating: 10
blackwreath13

Can't stop listening to it, love it to death. Traitors Gate and Necromancer in particular are my drugs right now.
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29.09.2020 - 08:54
Rating: 7
Now were talking, this is the record that Priest should have released when Halford came back. Good solid riffing and driving songs that keeps up the momentum for the hour of playtime. Halford sounds great and the production is decent. Maybe there's a couple of tracks too much and there's none real killer songs to give the album a extra push but overall a solid effort.
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And what do you call assassins who accuse assassins anyway, my friend?
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22.05.2021 - 03:24
Rating: 9
Novas

It's almost like Halford changed Judas Priest to how his Solo stuff sounds, following in a similar style to Resurrection & Crucible with just a touch of actual JP. They should stick to this sound, or get heavier like Painkiller or Jugulator. And having Andy Sneap as the producer is perfect. He's a metal legend 🤘
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25.05.2021 - 16:42
Rating: 9
Gikhar Wizard

Smoke rises from old trunks
(IDK the english version of this saying)
edit : it would be "there's life in the old dog yet" ( still the persian version is more beautiful )
this album is amazing ... their best since Painkiller
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MY NAAAAAAAAAAAAAME !
IS GYOUBU MASATAKA ONIWA !!!
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