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[Head banger] Friday, March 23, 2018 8:12:26 AM 
 That was funny.  back then you were scared to fly so I posted driving directions to calgary.

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[J.D. DIAMOND] Friday, March 23, 2018 1:52:50 AM 
The funniest one is when I told you I was gonna roll up to Canada and kick your butt and I don't even remember posting it lol Plus that was like 13 years ago and I was drinking back then all the time so go figure ha ha!

Well I looked up Stun definition and it said knocked into a semi-conscious state,shock momentarily and somethin else idk I guess you could get stunned by the flame burnin you then take off again on the run from Rob's Flame Thrower I don't know I never thought about it lol

Edited at: Friday, March 23, 2018 2:21:27 AM
[Head banger] Thursday, March 22, 2018 10:18:12 PM 
 Me frustrating?  you used to challenge all kinds of people to fights

how the fuck does a flamethrower stun you?  other than that line I love the song


This part is stellar!!!!
Rays of redemption
Fall from the sky
Into the maelstrom
Blink of an eye

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[Budred] Thursday, March 22, 2018 2:17:41 PM 
 I said I like every song on this album but in 38yrs of following Priest I've never said that before. Got booted from a JP group for trolling fanboys. Messed up though because I liked the group otherwise. Regardless the fanboy role is not me and never will be. I know you weren't referring to me  but I just want people to know that how I feel about this record is special and not just fanboydom. 
[Head banger] Thursday, March 22, 2018 8:14:34 AM 
 What about... who was that fanboy idiot that rated every song as perfect and number one?

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[guidogodoy] Wednesday, March 21, 2018 11:31:56 PM 
12? Yeah, yer jest a youngin! Spice Girls, now...Damn that Posh Spice! Scary should just kick her ass for not being up for the reunion!!! I will have a hole in my heart if I don't see all five again....ziggy...ziggy...HA! DAMN! Misspelled Ziga Zig Ha!

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[J.D. DIAMOND] Wednesday, March 21, 2018 9:42:01 PM 
I can't. Your the 100% most hardest(or most frustrating)Priest fan to figure out HB. But it's all good.
[Head banger] Wednesday, March 21, 2018 9:16:53 PM 
 I like Flame Thrower, but rising from ruins and childred of the sun are my current favorites.  not sure why I like children, but I do.  explain that to me JD

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[J.D. DIAMOND] Wednesday, March 21, 2018 7:54:24 PM 
Budred.... I agree 100%. To me in my honest opinion Firepower is EQUAL to any top notch album.Never in a million years I thought I'd be saying THAT but the songs and album speak for itself. 99% of Judas Priest's fan base will hail this as top 5,6 or 7th best album of all time....

Guardians/ Rising From Ruins is as good as Victim Of Changes,Sinner,HBFL,Hellion/Electric Eye....etc.

Very good album. Head Banger especially likes Flame Thrower. ME TOO!!
[Budred] Wednesday, March 21, 2018 7:07:44 PM 
 I think it could be their best album ever. It may not have a Painkiller or Freewheel Burning or All Guns Blazing but it does have some fantastic tracks on it. Those tracks are some of my favorite Priest songs but they are not on my favorite Priest album. My favorite is Stained Class. (I'm getting to a point). A few stellar songs but the reason it's my favorite is because of it's overall consistency. Other than one track it's great from beginning to end. All other Priest albums seem to have about 3 or 4 tracks I could pass on. I'm loving Firepower because it has some great tracks and it is definitely consistent. I think every song on it is at worst a good one. Some parts of some songs is some of the heaviest Priest I've ever heard. Rob's vocals amaze me right now. My complaint about Redeemer was production. No issues here with that. This album screams. Add to all that I'm hearing various stages of Priest including Demolition throughout the disc but it all has a modern feel to it. Because of the modernization, the great tracks, and overall consistency I feel comfortable saying this could be their overall best effort to date. You guys know I will state displeasure. I have nothing negative what so ever to say about Firepower. Thank you to Judas Priest. This is what I've been waiting for since Rob came back. A little late but I'll take it. opinion, it only matters to me. To each his own.
[Head banger] Wednesday, March 21, 2018 4:17:05 PM 
 I was 12....

its all good.  at least none of us are wishing for a spice girls reunion.....
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[J.D. DIAMOND] Tuesday, March 20, 2018 6:10:58 PM 
@HB .... you can put Firepower at #18 last ranked album. It's not going to make me lose any sleep over it or anything and I'm not trying to change yer mind dude and sure we all have different opinions etc... but telling me that Flame thrower lyrics are not legendary meaning "not very brilliant" .... what about Wheels Of Fire? Any more brilliant than Flame Thrower?

Love Bites? Eat Me Alive? Rock Hard Ride Free? All 3 from an album most claim thier best.
[guidogodoy] Tuesday, March 20, 2018 11:26:11 AM 
Ah, we got yer back!

Seriously, though. You liked Parental Guidance? I knew there was!

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[Head banger] Tuesday, March 20, 2018 8:08:16 AM 
 no, thats not a stellar lyric.  How about I put this album ahead of point of entry?

I dont hate parental guidance.  I see it for what it was, targeted at teens at the time.  of course I was 12 when it came out, so easy for me to say it worked.  sell out?  sure.  worked too right, first albut to platinum, although long term SFV has now outsold it, as it rightfully should.  Sea of red is much shorter, that makes it better than Lochness.   I tend to forget lochness when I think of AOR, because I just skip the damn thing right away.
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[Head banger] Tuesday, March 20, 2018 8:04:58 AM 
 FUCK!!!!  looked fine when I posted.

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[Head banger] Monday, March 19, 2018 10:16:37 PM 
As Acolyte - iron Maiden -book of souls has a lyric that says "Climb like a monkey from Hell" THAT  is crap lol, I love the group here, we can disagree and not have it get out of hand, good dose of respect for all, we all love the band for different reasons and hate/do not enjoy aspects of their music for different reasons  ,none of us are "fanboys/Fangirls, like I said on the other page, I am happy that the sales could convince the band to do more shows as it picks up more and more steam   and I could get to see them a little closer to home than a 16 hour round trip, cheers all 
[J.D. DIAMOND] Monday, March 19, 2018 9:20:16 PM 
"Your on the run from the Stun of the Flamethrower" Yes Head Banger I AM telling you those are legendary lyrics "buddy". I think those lyrics are kick ass,you think not? Wow.

Let me see..... you say "Sea Of Red" is no better than "Lochness"? I'd be willing to bet out of 1,000 opinions 999 would say Sea Of Red is better so your opinion is massively in a small percentage which means NOTHING to me just saying....

You saying Sea Of Red is no better than Lochness makes as much sense as somebody telling me "parental Guidance" is as good as "The Hellion/Electric Eye".

Ummm. Ok . If you say so.

Perhaps YOU'VE lost your ear for Judas Priest Head Banger. That's all I can fathom but again,I predicted you wouldn't even like one track from Firepower so it's incredible you like any of it,really especially based on your opinions but they are yours and you are entitled to them.

"I wanna go,I wanna go,I wanna go....HOT ROCKIN'!!!!

What about THOSE lyrics "buddy"?   I suppose they are light years ahead of Flamethrower's lyrics?? 
I love " Hot Rockin'"    I think the track is LEGENDARY but because of it's lyrics I suppose your going to tell me Hot Rockin is SHIT?  I'l expect it but won't agree with you anytime soon. 
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[guidogodoy] Monday, March 19, 2018 8:25:32 PM 
ps. I like it! Especially the way Halford spits it out! :)

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[guidogodoy] Monday, March 19, 2018 8:24:00 PM 
GAAAHHH! I am blind too!! Lemme help...

 You're on the run from the stun of the flame thrower

your telling me thats legendary lyrics buddy?

come on now.   its a good album but that line alone....

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[J.D. DIAMOND] Monday, March 19, 2018 8:21:24 PM 
 Boy my eyes can not read that one at all...very cryptic HB lol
[Head banger] Monday, March 19, 2018 8:16:48 PM 
 You're on the run from the stun of the flame thrower

your telling me thats legendary lyrics buddy?

come on now.   its a good album but that line alone....

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[J.D. DIAMOND] Monday, March 19, 2018 6:09:13 PM 
Your responses are legendary Head Banger as not much excites you ha ha Priest could get K.K. back just now write record and release Screaming For Vengeance EXACTLY the way it sounds from 82' and you'd be all "yawns" lmao !! I predicted you would NOT like Firepower AT ALL so just for you to put it in top 5 quality albums Firepower being #5 ranked...even #6 or #7 is shocking to me so it shows how good of an album it is ... (just teasing ya big fella) thumbs up....
[Head banger] Sunday, March 18, 2018 10:21:43 PM 
 its no better than lochness.  I dunno, I cant get into it.somehow the album doesnt quite grab me like AOR did, but its still a very good album to be sure.

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[J.D. DIAMOND] Sunday, March 18, 2018 5:23:50 PM 
Man I love Sea Of Red,I think its classic Priest at it's best and only reminds me of something that would of been recorded in the 70's like after Hero's End on Stained Class, not sure HOW that hurts the album HB it's definitely better than Lochness what A.O.R. left us with to end an album (shrugging shoulders with hands out) lol.

The title track "FIREPOWER " reminds me of Freewheel Burning/the title track Screaming For Vengeance/The Sentinel/Between The Hammer & The Anvil and a small tiny salt pinch of the title track Painkiller thrown in there is what my thoughts are absorbing while I listen to it but yet has it's own sound and style at the same time which is brilliant...

Lightning Strike is so good of a song it's instant classic Priest that's topped Hell Patrol and Redeemer Of Souls the title track... Evil Never Dies Chorus "Beware of Voodoo in the night....The Devil's got you in his sight".....REEKS of the spirit of "Devil's Child" and I love it! Never The Heroes is just absolutely great like Desert Plains,Worth Fighting For is....excellent track. Necromancer is so great it's equal to The Sentinel,Night Crawler,Demonizer and Hellrider! One of my favorites and Children Of The Sun is fuckin SOLID Judas Priest that has a small pinch of British Steel guitar tone with Firepower's style ..."MOUNTAINS START TO CRUMBLE....TUMBLE IN THE SEAAAAAYEAHHH!!! " Fuckin EPIC!!! One of the highlights of the album!

Guardians is so epic it does capture the imaginary image of Ritchie standing alongside Glenn on Mountain Peaks hair blowing in the wind with guitars in hand just classic Priest sound falls over the valleys below... and then Rising From Ruins is as good as any Judas Priest song ever written(I truely belive that it is)and solidifies the album even more. Guardians/Rising From Ruins = perfection.

Flamethrower is another gem that's got the spirit of Point Of Entry written all over it especially the pre chorus backing harmony vocals Rob sings "Nothing to rival This heavy load,Prey for survival End of the road..."...I can see Rob pounding his fist on the speakers singing the chorus to Flamethrower in the Hot Rockin video in my mind,total Point Of Entry with a Firepower it!

Spectre is absolutely awesome and even creepier than Cold Blooded from R.O.S. even tops A Touch Of Evil ....very creepy track and very top notch memorable....Traitors' Gate is totally another Gem as it's incredibly classic and is also very QUALITY Judas Priest at thier very best,I love this track!!

No Surrender is another favorite and Glenn has created another "Running Wild" vibe and it reminds me of his message to never give up,even with what he's going through,the melodies are off the hook excellent and ahain,the lyrics are so powerful it's uncanny Tipton song writing at his very best,god I love this song thank you Glenn!! Lone Wolf is also so memorable and so catchy it sticks in my head as one bad ass song,it REEKS of classic Judas Priest and fits into the album flawlessly. I'm not speaking for anybody but myself but yes,to me,and my opinion Firepower is equal to any of Judas Priest's best albums. Long live TITANICUS - ULTIMATE GOD OF FIREPOWER!!

Edited at: Sunday, March 18, 2018 5:48:04 PM
[J.D. DIAMOND] Saturday, March 17, 2018 9:10:54 PM 
Your opinion is well respected Head Banger. While you hated Redeemer Of Souls,I love it so I'm glad you even like the Firepower album at all. We all look at things differently so while you rank it top 5 and I rank it equal to any Classic Priest album this must mean this is one quality bad ass album man thumbs up!
[Head banger] Saturday, March 17, 2018 7:17:59 PM 
 I think its very good.  Could be top 5.  as good as the best?  not quite IMO.  Sea of Red hurts it to me, and its just not quite there.  still a hell of a comeback from the last 2

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[Head banger] Saturday, March 17, 2018 4:35:07 PM 
 Bravewords reporting that Firepower could reach as high as #2 on the charts in the US, if so it would be their hichest charting album ever in the US Woo Hoo The Priest is back!
[Head banger] Saturday, March 17, 2018 1:40:10 AM 
[guidogodoy] Saturday, March 17, 2018 12:03:53 AM 

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[Vaillant 3.0] Friday, March 16, 2018 11:51:42 PM 
...and #1 in SWEDEN!!!
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[Head banger] Friday, March 16, 2018 11:42:13 PM 
Firepower reaches #5 in the UK, giving The Priest their highest charting album since British Steel -Acolyte 
[J.D. DIAMOND] Friday, March 16, 2018 10:47:07 PM 
Well the new album has been out for one week now. I've listened to it almost every night in its entirety all 14 tracks. Holy fucking shit this album is KICK FUCKING ASS!

So much so that because I've studied this record for a week straight ..... with no problems I deem the Firepower album "AS GOOD AS ANY JUDAS PRIEST ALBUM". PERIOD.

Sad Wings of Destiny,Sin After Sin,Stained Class,Hell Bent For Leather,British Steel,Screaming For Vengeance,Defenders of the Faith,Painkiller...... and all other Judas Priest albums....FIREPOWER is EQUAL to any of them and it's NOT a slab towards K.K....its the songs speaking for themselves.Every track is etched in stone a classic Judas Priest Gem!!! Every track!!

If a Judas Priest fan,new or old does not like the Firepower album, to me because of how strong the album is in QUALITY they are nothing but a FOOL! A FOOL!!

I'LL respect but not give 2 cents about others opinions because this is thier best album every bit of how Sad Wings,British Steel and SCREAMING for For Vengeance could be thier best,Firepower is EQUAL.
I never thought I'd EVER be saying it but it's fucking true,Glenn Rob and Ritchie were struck by brilliant ideas and harmonies...its just SUPERB. I am almost speechless over this album!!!

Thank you Judas Priest and Glenn we love you man!!!!
[guidogodoy] Wednesday, March 14, 2018 7:41:29 PM 
The closest term in all that convo is actually "echo" however even that term is too vague as "echo" (called "eco" [sic]) could also be the example given of someone singing along with "row row row your boat" AFTER the original line is sung: thus the true echo. INSTUMENTAL echo would be closer but, again, the term I offered, "mimesis" is really a synomym here. The latter is even more accurate for it MIMICS, not ECHOES the vocal with an instrument. "Instrumental mimesis?" Sure. More accurate still. It is NOT "reprise" nor is it "call and answer" as suggested by the posts in the link below. They are just wrong. Those are diferent concepts in music altogether. 

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[Head banger] Wednesday, March 14, 2018 4:41:39 PM For Head Banger from Acolyte - maybe the answer to your question about vocals/guitars
[J.D. DIAMOND] Wednesday, March 14, 2018 3:59:07 PM 
First off: I Should of never gave an opinion without hearing the ENTIRE album. With that out of the way now,I have listened to the album all the way through with no interruptions a few different times now and in my opinion Firepower could be equal to ANY Judas Priest album and if it's not then Firepower is slightly behind thier top 3 albums by a nose hair like in a horse race. It's THAT GOOD in my honest opinion. I am blown away by this record!!!!!!
[N.T.O.] Tuesday, March 13, 2018 12:08:33 PM 
 FIREPOWER...of course!!!

[J.D. DIAMOND] Monday, March 12, 2018 5:05:53 PM 
I think every song on Firepower is excellent. Judas Priest really created a classic album here.
[J.D. DIAMOND] Sunday, March 11, 2018 8:41:41 PM 
Judas Priest pop up store in New York looks like a mini museum,definitely cool stuff in there of the bands for sure. Love the new album... I think it holds up to past albums,I really do.

Love the way this describes the track Guardians:

Firepower’s most surprising moments come during its centerpiece, the towering duo made up of “Guardians” and “Rising from Ruins.” An understated piano interlude builds to Priest marching gallantly to mountain-top peaks, standing triumphantly over their metal legacy. They traverse trade-off solo jungles and navigate a labyrinthine performance from Travis to a place utterly divorced from the song’s somber, militaristic start.
[Head banger] Sunday, March 11, 2018 7:43:35 PM
[guidogodoy] Sunday, March 11, 2018 2:05:23 PM 
Mimicry (mimic) is the only way I have ever known it termed when a guitar imitates the vocals. Immediate example off this album: the end of "Flame Thrower."

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[Head banger] Sunday, March 11, 2018 8:59:26 AM 
happy so far with this disk.  missing one thing, not sure if that was a kk thing or what,Priest always used to have some songs where the guitars would imitate the vocals for sections.  Anyone know what that is called?

Anyway, its not in my top 5 yet, but like it
[J.D. DIAMOND] Saturday, March 10, 2018 8:32:19 PM 
Buying 5 CDs was not so much a point of what to do with the cds but rather excited to see album sales in the first week results to be record breaking. I bought 10 A.O.R. cds at that time and kept 2 gave away the rest I actually don't think I have anymore. R.O.S. I bought 4 cds ...kept one for collection,girlfriend and one I listen to,lend to people and gave one away ... I'll end up giving 2 Firepower cds to someone who'll dig it.But girlfriend has one and one goes in my CD collection,the other I'm jsming on.

Glenn plays/shares solos on 6 tracks: Necromancer,Children Of The Sun,Rising From Ruins,Flamethrower,No Surrender,Sea of Red. Does Glenn Play the solos on Never The Heroes?
[J.D. DIAMOND] Saturday, March 10, 2018 6:18:57 AM 
I was just supporting the band so I bought 2 extra copies than I normally would . Man I would love to see your collection that's for sure.,thumbs up. The album is excellent
[guidogodoy] Saturday, March 10, 2018 2:44:33 AM 
Why not just jump right in and buy an autographed LP? Buy ONE deluxe CD in advance (man, coming DSL?! Will take AGES to get here..wonder if my signed LP from the UK will arrive before the swag from Texas?) and download when it goes live like the rest of us? What did you ever do with 10 AOR CDs?! HAAA!!! I may buy the same Priest recording many a time but at least I have SOME sort of difference. Sure, playable one, collectable one, autographed one, picture discs, CDs, cassettes, autographed...

"Heart-warming." Nicely put there. I'd agree with that one. Also certainly say "different" but, at the same time, unmistakably, Judas Priest! Blessed be the Metal Gods! I am not worthy!

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[J.D. DIAMOND] Saturday, March 10, 2018 1:44:51 AM 
Dude YES! I bought 10 cds of Angel Of Retribution in 2005 lol Yes guido I wasn't listening to the album but more panicked that I wasn't immediately hearing Glenn's solos cause that's what I've done for so long bro,I didn't listen to it properly and spoke to soon out of frustration and I was "butthurt" for the wrong reasons.

Man but he does play solos on 6 tracks from what my ears are hearing and it's fucking utterly amazing he's played all those rhythms and the solos he plays,every Priest record is so DIFFERENT from one another like you've known from day one of course and this one is up there with the best albums for sure.

And Ritchie Faulkner? Holy shit he is so excellent especially on this album it's mind blowing,and the solos Glenn plays are so honest with passion and feeling it's just heart warming. I fucking love this record man,Necromancer is my FAVORITE track off the album! 

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[guidogodoy] Saturday, March 10, 2018 1:12:36 AM 
HAAA! Glad you have warmed up to the album a bit, J.D. FIVE cds?

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[guidogodoy] Saturday, March 10, 2018 1:09:39 AM I skip over "Necromancer." Awesome tune as well!!! What PUNCH! When the guitars take off? Ian and Scotty thumping away as they do it?

[J.D. DIAMOND] Saturday, March 10, 2018 1:04:08 AM 
Fuckin A This album is KICK ASS ALL THE WAY THRU!!! Every track"EVERY" TRACK kicks ass QUALITY

. Even if Glenn did just song writing and rhythms and Ritchie played all solos it STILL would kick ass(he plays solos on 6 tracks from what Im hearing)

I was so wrong and was butt hurt for the wrong reasons and after listening to the record on the computer last night by this morning I was so excited I went down town to a place called Silver Platters and bought 5 CDs!!!!

Yep one for me,my girlfriend one for collection and 2 for idk yet (lol) but bought 5 cost $66 and change ... this album is amazing it really is man it could be ranked 5th,6th,7th best of course up to our opinions but still....

I get it if someone can't listen because of K.K and Glenn's old school style isn't present or I could agree with someone who thinks it's thier best of all time or somewhere inbetween... what ever the case I'm reading 95% maybe more who love this album so they did something right. 

Edited at: Saturday, March 10, 2018 1:10:33 AM
[Vaillant 3.0] Saturday, March 10, 2018 12:00:17 AM 
Currently flat on the floor from the kickassness of the Firepower album. Wow. Wow. Wow. 'Nuff said.

[Head banger] Friday, March 09, 2018 8:55:49 PM Great Interview!!!!!! As Acolyte
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