Posted: Jun 20, 2008 10:25 am
I can't believe how much this rules. All the best bits of Priest, blistering Downing/Tipton solos, Point of Entry-era guitar synth, Stained Class-era prog weirdness, Screaming-era rock assault, some of Halford's best vocals ever and with a goddamn string section too. The sheer hugeness of it is mindblowing.
Plus, how much balls does it take to make a nearly two hour concept doub;le album in this day and age?
The lyrics are the usual silliness, and there's the usual gay ballad that kinds of slows everything down, but that's typical Priest for you.
I guess it does help that they're my favorite band ever though.