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War of Words
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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Halford On His Own!
Sandman | Canada | 01/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the early 90's metal was starting to falter and bands were dropping like flies. Even the mighty Priest with it's drawing power from years of greatness were touring to half full arena's. In some ways the writing was on he wall for bands such as Judas Priest and many others as the grunge faze was starting to take full effect.
Halford, considered by many to be metals greatest vocalist was getting restless. He saw the half full arena's and decided that after years of touring the world as Priest frontman a change was needed.
Well he split and formed Fight after the last tour was wrapped up. The release was a new direction that I personally liked. It was fresh and raw and it had some passion to it which was something Priest had lacked for years before the Painkiller release. Oddly enough that was probably their best release in years and should have propelled them back on top of the metal world. Well times had changed and even a great release like that couldn't resurrect metal.
I guess Rob saw the writing on the wall and decided it was time to seek adventure elsewhere. So after the tour was done, he left and that was that. The Priest we all had enjoyed over the years was no more.
Halford's first solo release if you can call it that?, was a new start, a new direction, a new beginning. He gathered up some killer musicians and put together one hell of a first offering. All the tunes found on this release are frikin' great. It's just a metal maniacs delight. Halford'd vocals are as strong as ever and the passion is Back.
Looking back some years later, I guess he made the right decision in leaving Judas Priest. Yes he's back in the fold now, but he and maybe even we needed a break from the usual and he's departure gave us just that."