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!!!!
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
[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!
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