This is a fair album. I really like Judas Priest; they’re my third favorite metal band behind Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath. As competent and as easy a listen as this is, there’s not really much deeper or specific to recommend about it.

All of the songs are decent, there aren’t any especially embarrassing lyrics, licks, production, anything to hate. Unfortunately everything is a little too smooth and safe. Between the far more ambitious and successful albums British Steel and Screaming For Vengeance, this album feels like a tepid throwback to the band’s earliest hard rock era.

The best songs are probably “Don’t Go” and “Desert Plains” if you need selections and aren’t a completest, but otherwise you don’t miss much by skipping the album.

Point of Entry

P.S.- I’m new at blogging, so here’s the ineloquent amazon associates disclaimer:

“We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.”

Basically, if you use my link to buy the album, I get a small cut!

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