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Baptizm of Fire
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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SUPERB - heavy and hard, great musicians & compositions
ihsan | United Kingdom | 01/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Having known Glenn Tipton from Judas Priest for so long, I was intrigued when I heard he was to release a solo album. I'm also a big fan of guitarists in general - particularly Yngwie Malmsteen (that is not to say I like all Malmsteen-esque guitarists - Tipton is quite different to YJM I think), so I was expecting an album with no vocals, just heavily-laden with awesome riffs and insane guitar solos... But I was mistaken, and pleasantly surprised, with the direction Tipton chose to go in. And singing the vocals himself! He's not bad at all, even managing a Rob Halford-like high-pitch scream at one point! Though there's only one track without vocals (the title track itself) the guitar work throughout the album is - as expected from Glenn - hard, tough, grinding, lightning fast and with some technically great solos full of intensity and emotion... really great stuff... But as a whole, BAPTIZM OF FIRE is only slightly reminiscent of Judas Priest (IMO), as I think Glenn has definately gone in his own direction. There is a great rhythm about the music, great bass, some totally AWESOME drum work from the legendary COZY POWELL (about the time when he did the FACING THE ANIMAL album with Yngwie Malmsteen - one of the best albums of all time and maybe his last work before his tragic death...). Highlights are "HARD CORE," "FUEL ME UP," "BAPTIZM OF FIRE," "VOODOO BROTHER" and my favourite, "THE HEALER." But every single song is great, IMO. Just forget the money - this album just has to be listened to! I just hope Glenn can find the time and inspiration to create another great masterwork..."
R. Griffiths | USA | 11/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of the greatest lyrics writters in the world return with an awesome metal release. Metal guitar player from one of the heaviest influencial bands, Judas Priest, releases this awesome heavy release. He is right with the lyrics about overdosing too, thats how it is. Keep up the good work man. Wish he made another solo album."
R. Griffiths | 01/29/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Sure, the music on this cd is outstanding, but I think Glen should stick to just guitar playing. I didn't really care too much for the vocals. I think he should have hired a singer instead of doing it himself. That's just my opinion. Obviously, most of the reviewers here don't agree with me on that. Other than the vocals, this cd is great. I particulary liked the cover of Rolling Stones' Paint It Black. Glen has always been a great guitarist, but he's no Tim Owens."