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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
[Head banger] Friday, March 09, 2018 8:35:10 PM 
 As Acolyte - Titanicus, that is all 
[guidogodoy] Friday, March 09, 2018 7:52:22 PM 
I am just stuck on how many songs I love on this recording! One rolls into another. Flame Thrower to Spectre to Tratitor's Gate to No Surrender? Helluva run right there! DAYUM! Firepower to Lightning Strike to Evil Never Dies to Never the Heroes? 

I think this is outstanding. Better than I could have hoped. In a day when I am scrounging to find what I think is quality metal? Leave it to Priest to kick the door down yet again.  I fucking LOVE it!

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[Head banger] Friday, March 09, 2018 6:28:36 PM
[J.D. DIAMOND] Friday, March 09, 2018 4:14:32 PM 
I think Glenn plays solos on 5 tracks is what I think at least shared with Ritchie..... the album is much much better than what I gave it credit for last night.... this is excellent and definitely rates higher than #12 in thier discography..... definitely in thier top 6 or 7 albums thumbs wayyy up
[Shadownight] Friday, March 09, 2018 1:53:08 PM 

 NP: Never the heroes (I've already lost count of how many times I put the disk)

[J.D. DIAMOND] Friday, March 09, 2018 3:34:50 AM 
I think I have to let go of my cravings for his lead work and focus on the songs instead.

After a few weeks or so I need help with finding other Glenn solos,I think he has a solo in Flamethrower but its hard to tell,I thought he played the second half of Firepower solo only to see a video of Ritchie playing the entire solo so let me know if he has more than one solo but right now Im very happy to hear this album!
[J.D. DIAMOND] Friday, March 09, 2018 3:28:46 AM 
 I do love this album!
[guidogodoy] Friday, March 09, 2018 3:28:14 AM 
3:30am and I just can't stop listening to it! Yeah, would be NICE to have Glenn do more solos, would be NICE to have KK. I am just thrilled with this one!

No Surrender in my ears now! Freaking KICK ASS in my book! A++ Barely HOURS out of the gate? I am basking in the glory of this monster!

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[J.D. DIAMOND] Friday, March 09, 2018 2:57:33 AM 
Heard the entire album and I definitely give Judas Priest kudos and an A+ for effort on Firepower...they did the best they were ABLE to do. Glenn is only on "1" song he solos on Necromancer. This hampers the album imo because K.K. and Glenn's solos were so important to the signature Priest sound,even without K.K. Glenn's solos on 8 tracks from Redeemer Of Souls and you hear his guitar soloing ... But he is reduced to Rhythm here so IF Glenn was able to solo half the record it would of put Firepower ranked top 5 but because there is no K.K. or Glenn's solos I am forced to rank it #12 .... Firepower is better than Rocka Rolla,Nostradamous,Ram It Down,Jugulator,Demolition and Turbo. But not better than the other 11 studio albums. I pray this will be thier last album because without Glenn on tour and barely on the album it's "TIME". Again,I'll celebrate the spirit of JP and glad Glenn could even do as little as he has here. Good job Priest and after this tour I think it's time to hang up the leathers and go out gracefully.
[guidogodoy] Friday, March 09, 2018 2:25:20 AM 
Flamethrower! Damn! When you think it is going to a "normal Priest" progression? SLAM!!! WHATTA JAM!!!!

This album is just off the HOOK!
[guidogodoy] Friday, March 09, 2018 12:39:27 AM 

[Head banger] Thursday, March 08, 2018 10:45:22 PM
[Head banger] Monday, March 05, 2018 9:30:36 PM
[guidogodoy] Sunday, March 04, 2018 4:59:43 AM 

[Head banger] Friday, March 02, 2018 2:09:22 AM 
Acolyte- your welcome Guido
[guidogodoy] Friday, March 02, 2018 1:03:31 AM 
YEAH!! Thanks!!!!
[Head banger] Thursday, March 01, 2018 6:49:19 PM
[Head banger] Thursday, March 01, 2018 6:45:03 PM
[guidogodoy] Thursday, March 01, 2018 5:52:31 PM 
 Ok, I give. Where is the new song and why isn't it announced HERE?! 
[J.D. DIAMOND] Thursday, March 01, 2018 4:42:13 AM 
K.K. should pick up his phone and call Rob and Glenn and get this handled! Man it sounds like K.K. has got his passion for Judas Priest back and THAT is the game changer... if he's feeling it then Rob should pick up his phone and call Ken.... guido yes....hellrider's K.K. come back,3 axe attack!! Ha ha!

If Glenn can still do studio work then Rob K.K. Glenn and Ritchie could write another album and have it pumped with solos with all 3 guitarists,and have K.K. and Ritchie tour and finish thier career off for the legacy. This can happen. Especially if K.K.Downing's heart and soul is into this. I'm hoping K.K. comes back to Judas Priest.

[Head banger] Wednesday, February 28, 2018 8:48:19 PM 
 Sorry misspoke, never the heroes is dropping 
[Head banger] Wednesday, February 28, 2018 8:43:28 PM 
 Traitors gate dropping today -loudwire, Acolyte 
[Head banger] Wednesday, February 28, 2018 5:49:41 PM 
 Stirred and thickened some more 
[Head banger] Wednesday, February 28, 2018 5:44:24 PM
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[Head banger] Wednesday, February 28, 2018 2:57:29 AM 
 The plot thickens - acolyte 
[Head banger] Wednesday, February 28, 2018 2:47:34 AM
[guidogodoy] Tuesday, February 27, 2018 9:17:58 PM 
Well, I can't think anything ill of 1/2 of the guitar gods. Like I said, who knows the dynamics, really? Just ME being selfish in wanting KK to have been asked and to have seen him again with Priest. Like you say, would he have turned them down? Dunno. Would that have prevented Glenn from possibly making an appearance? Dunno. Hellrider's (lol) "Three axe attack?!" (lord...) I sure hoped not!

I am DAMN thankful for the album about to be dropped in our laps! I laugh now as I have, what, four versions coming? Two LPs (autographed and non), hardcover CD and digital. Yeeehaw! Yeah, I'm buying KKs book too. Priest Priest Priest!

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[J.D. DIAMOND] Tuesday, February 27, 2018 8:43:17 PM 
Guido I agree....i would love for Priest right now to be Glenn K.K and Ritchie...but I don't think K.K was ever interested .... I seriously think he just wanted to be asked but Rob already said before he will NEVER pressure K.K to come back in the band out of respect so not sure WHAT his complaints are.
But I do agree it would of been nice to see K.K and Ritchie
[J.D. DIAMOND] Tuesday, February 27, 2018 8:30:17 PM 
Pretty shitty of K.K to pop up with this horse shit 10 days before the Firepower album is released? And with his book coming out this year? Notice he mentioned he made the right decision to retire cause nobody appreciates him.... why would Rob and Glenn call him and ask him anyways? He's already bitching how Ritchie is a clone of himself

(I can see why cause Jane is the one who wants it to look visually this way as nothing has changed from a glance which I disagree on...I thought Ritchie looks too close to Kks image and thought he should not have the leather vest and flying V but he was told too)

Makes me think he would be a dick to Ritchie anyways. What a punch in the face to Glenn....I'll bet he claims Glenn's playing was getting shitty cause of Parkinson's disease yet we all saw Glenn has Eddie Trunk multiple times and he said Glenn sounded fine. The Battle Cry DVD 2015 he was excellent.

Idk I just think it's a low blow by K.K to air their dirty laundry in front of us fans 10 days before we are getting a new album.
[guidogodoy] Tuesday, February 27, 2018 8:26:05 PM 
Could be right, JD. I still think it would have been cool to have asked him. Pipe dream, of course. After all, who knows the dynamics of the band really?

Selfish. I would have loved seeing KK with Priest again!

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by J.D. DIAMOND from Tuesday, February 27, 2018 3:21:26 PM)
[J.D. DIAMOND] Tuesday, February 27, 2018 3:21:26 PM has K.K. Downing saying he is "shocked and stunned" he wasn't asked to join the band to step in for his role.... and says because he wasn't asked proves he was unappreciated?

He has a book coming out this year.... I wonder if this is just to throw dirty laundry out as a efff you to Rob and Glenn. I personally am grabbing at straws but I think he wanted to be asked for the simple satisfaction of saying "NO".
[Head banger] Tuesday, February 27, 2018 2:00:52 AM 
[Head banger] Tuesday, February 20, 2018 4:41:35 PM 
[Head banger] Monday, February 19, 2018 8:00:54 PM 
 As Acolyte- Judas priest has sold out one of their upcoming shows already, as you all know attendance has been down, get your tickets!!! Now that all these great reviews are out, should put the dates over the edge in places 
[Head banger] Monday, February 19, 2018 8:00:54 PM 
 As Acolyte- Judas priest has sold out one of their upcoming shows already, as you all know attendance has been down, get your tickets!!! Now that all these great reviews are out, should put the dates over the edge in places 
[Vaillant 3.0] Monday, February 19, 2018 7:37:32 AM 
Traitor's Gate sounds fantastic, too! You know, I think the boys are pouring every drop of creative juice they've got into this album. After all, this may well be their last with Glenn being an active member of the band. We should seriously be hearing a shitload of true "firepower" from every song in this album. Won't be long now!

Thanks for the B-Day greetings, BTW!

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[J.D. DIAMOND] Sunday, February 18, 2018 6:46:39 PM 
Vail there's another samplw clip on youtube "Traitors's Gate" which sounds fuckin incredible. Shit ...
this could be equal to any Classic Priest album as their best? Idk.... I predict EVERY song on the album is going to be kick ass!
[J.D. DIAMOND] Saturday, February 17, 2018 6:48:18 PM 
Fuck yeah Glenn Tipton SMOKES!! Ritchie is smoking too!! I can't wait..
[Vaillant 3.0] Saturday, February 17, 2018 5:22:12 PM 
Thanks for sharing JD! I'm loving this song already. Glenn is sounding AWESOME here!!!

[J.D. DIAMOND] Saturday, February 17, 2018 2:29:49 AM 
 Listen and watch Glenn & Ritchie solo on Necromancer from the link below.... fucking amazing!!!  We love you GLENN!!!
[J.D. DIAMOND] Saturday, February 17, 2018 2:23:24 AM
[J.D. DIAMOND] Saturday, February 17, 2018 2:23:17 AM
[Head banger] Wednesday, February 14, 2018 3:43:20 PM 
 As Acolyte- Great to hear JD, all of us that can go should
[Head banger] Wednesday, February 14, 2018 3:32:07 PM
[J.D. DIAMOND] Wednesday, February 14, 2018 2:40:27 AM 
Well... I didn't think I could watch a Priest show without Glenn but I just couldn't" not go" selfish of ME I thought. I let my emotions cloud my thinking. Now that I have my tickets I fucking can't wait to see the band! Another thing to think about is that Rob said Glenn CAN still PLAY the guitar just not live. So perhaps he can still write and record the next Judas Priest studio album? You never know... if he records solos of his now and record his riffs right now for a next L P the band could record theirs 2 years from now and we'd have Glenn on the album. THAT wouldbe awsome,however if FIREPOWER is the last album THAT is ok too... it's just awesome that there is a new Judas Priest album going to be released in a little over 3 weeks.
[guidogodoy] Wednesday, February 14, 2018 12:17:08 AM 
I hereby judge you: eloquent! VERY well-said. You manage to put into words what I certainly think.
The man said that he wished Priest to continue with the tour? I feel privileged to be able to attend. 

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[Vaillant 3.0] Tuesday, February 13, 2018 11:44:52 PM 
At the risk of getting judged by all the "veterans" here, I'll say my piece regarding Glenn's (not so) recent diagnosis.

My heart sank upon reading the news Monday morning, Then it really hit me earlier today. Parkinson's? Damn. That's fucked up. Terrible disease. Reading that article about the moment when Glenn realized that he couldn't perform anymore, and having to admit it, nearly brought me to tears. It's amazing, though, that despite the diagnosis, Glenn kept playing live and cranking out a couple of great albums for the past 10 YEARS, and in all the tours in which I had seen him w/ JP in the past decade, he NEVER slowed down. He NEVER faltered. He gave 110% onstage, and you could tell that his heart was in the music, in the band, and in his fans. It's practically mindblowing. Shit. He is a TRUE Metal God.

Glenn, you are amazing. As if the music you created w/ JP over the past 4 decades and your influence in the genre weren't enough, you powered through with this illness for as long as you could so that we may enjoy as much Judas Priest-style Heavy Metal with you as possible. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am simply not worthy.
[guidogodoy] Tuesday, February 13, 2018 9:20:07 PM 
Yeah, I saw your last post. SCREW that! I am with those saying: mail the tix to ME!!! Man, if I didn't have the silly thing called "work," I'd be following them for the last big HURRAH!!! Sad to have to think in these terms but those whiners can just shut the hell up! Glenn et al have given me a LIFETIME of 100%? Yeah, I think I can blow out my vocal chords at least once more for the mighty PRIEST!

"Amazing career," indeed!

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[Head banger] Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:58:16 PM 
 As Acolyte- @JD,Guido,HB, Vail et al, I, as well as HB don't have a date near us yet And we are actively trying to go, little let down people are angry and not going to go when there are lots who would love to go! And yes we should all go because I now believe this is it, if Firepower is a great success then call it an amazing career!!!! 
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