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.