|Review: Halford - Resurrection|
Year released: 2000
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: August 24, 2000
Reviewed by: Stéphane Pelletier
Rated 3.91/5 (78.18%) (44 Votes)
Rob Halford presents his first solo album, and I must say that, at 49, the "Metal God" is delivering some of his most solid material.
I'm a Judas Priest fan and Rob was definitely a singer that stood out. After he left Priest, I listened to what he did with Fight and Two, which were pretty good, especially Fight, but nothing even came close to Resurrection. After seeing him twice opening for Iron Maiden before I bought the album, I got a taste of the album with songs such as "Locked And Loaded" and "Cyberworld". I was surprised that after listening to the album once, I had easily memorized each song. Even the new Maiden album, which I found excellent, didn't impress me that much. The quality of the production is undeniable, like some would say, it sounds like a ton of bricks.
I consider to be as good if not better than the best Judas Priest albums, whether it's Painkiller or British Steel. Priest never did a song like "Silent Screams" which is one of the most solid on the album, and reminds me a little of Gutter Ballet-era Savatage. The musicians did a great job, and Rob's voice is superb as always. We're even treated with Bruce Dickinson singing on "The One You Love To Hate", a fantastic song.
I'm running out of superlatives for this album, the critic in me has disappeared and I'm just enjoying an excellent album.
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