|[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 style...love 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|| |
| \m/ |
|[guidogodoy] Saturday, March 17, 2018 12:03:53 AM|| |
|[Vaillant 3.0] Friday, March 16, 2018 11:51:42 PM|| |
|[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|| |
|https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/334558/a-word-for-an-instrumental-melody-which-copies-the-vocal-part 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|| |
|[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?