JUDAS PRIEST

(UNITED KINGDOM)

INVINCIBLE SHIELD

(2024)
LABEL:

SONY MUSIC

GENRE:

HEAVY METAL

TAGS:
80's, Epic, Old School, Rasping vocals, Technical
"Judas Priest is still not ready to give up. With "Invincible Shield", they've come up with a new bombshell cut from the best of stalwart heavy metal."
NOISE (11.03.2024)  
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Judas Priest blew the metal world away with "Firepower". To sign an album of such quality, a true synthesis of their art after so many years in the music business, was quite a feat. The record had only one drawback for the band: it needed a follow-up worthy of the name. They had to be patient, but the follow-up is here, and it's called "Invincible Shield". Nothing has changed in the band since "Firepower": despite his illness, Glenn Tipton is still with us and Andy Sneap is back at the helm.

If "Firepower" ped a few heavy bombs, "Invincible Shield" is in the same vein, with more of the same. 'Panic Attack' and 'The Serpent And The King' grab you by the throat. Rob Halford climbs in high notes with ease, the choruses are very simple and the solos are breathtaking in their speed of execution. The heavy metal lesson continues with 'Invincible Shield' and 'Sons Of Thunder', which are just as hard-hitting and dizzying. 'As God Is My Witness' rounds things off in style, with a speed metal edge worthy of the "Painkiller" era.

But "Invincible Shield" is not pure speed metal. It features tracks that are close to the sound of the 80s. 'Devil In Disguise', 'Gates Of Hell' and 'Trial By Fire' are more sedate, with a good foot-tapping rhythm. Rob is also less high-pitched, and the more polished choruses are catchy. The solos are just as virtuosic, with a good sense of melody. Even more melodic is 'Crown Of Horns', again with an excellent chorus and Rob in more melancholy mode, full of feeling. 'Giants In The Sky' stands out from the crowd with its 70's heavy feel and a beautiful aerial break.

"Invicinble Shield" is another success. Judas Priest manages to give a worthy follow-up to "Firepower" with impressive heavy metal force. The British legend is still in top shape and commands respect for his undiminished vitality.

It's worth noting that a deluxe version of the album is available with three well-crafted bonus tracks, including 'The Lodger', a darker, more epic track not far removed from the spirit of the "Nostradamus" album.
- Official website

TRACK LISTING:
01. Panic Attack
02. The Serpent And The King
03. Invincible Shield
04. Devil In Disguise
05. Gates Of Hell
06. Crown Of Horns
07. As God Is My Witness
08. Trial By Fire
09. Escape From Reality
10. Sons Of Thunder
11. Giants In The Sky
12. Fight Of Your Life (bonus Track)
13. Vicious Circle (bonus Track)
14. The Lodger (bonus Track)

LINEUP:
Andy Sneap: Guitares
Glenn Tipton: Guitares
Ian Hill: Basse
Richie Faulkner: Guitares
Rob Halford: Chant
Scott Travis: Batterie
   
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KINGEDDIE
09/03/2024
 
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Je pourrais dire tout le bien que je pense de ce magnifique opus de la bande à Halford mais ce serait sans doute en dessous de la réalité, je voudrais juste affirmer que s'il existe des "Metal Gods" quelque part dans ce monde, c'est Judas Priest, sans conteste... voilà c'est tout,le reste n'est que littérature...
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