|[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.|
...my 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 one....lol!
[Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Head banger from Tuesday, March 20, 2018 8:04:58 AM)
|[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|| |
|[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.
Edited at: Monday, March 19, 2018 9:42:39 PM
|[guidogodoy] Monday, March 19, 2018 8:25:32 PM|| |
|[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 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/ |