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Rhino (53:53)

Judas Priest co-guitarist has always been a prolific song writer, and when he released his first solo album Baptism Of Fire 1997, recorded several albums' worth of material.

Dating from those sessions, this album again features a classic rock rhythm section of John Entwistle and Cozy Powell, both sadly no longer with us.

If anything this album is stronger than the Baptism.. so it's hard to see why it's taken so long to release. The guitar work, largely working outside of the Priest remit, is excellent, and the keyboards work intricately and very well.

The way the guitar and keyboards work is very reminiscent of Rainbow at their metal end.

There is enough of the metal guitar to keep the Priest fans interested, especially as Entwistle's bass is not as trill as it was in The Who. His work with Powell here often provides a bowel-moving rhythm section.

Long overdue, but well worth the wait.


Review by Joe Geesin

***** Out of this world | **** Pretty damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly

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