Firepower is the band’s 18th studio album and they have pooled all their creativity and experience to deliver one of their strongest efforts in years. It doesn’t push the envelope – Priest really have nothing to prove nowadays – but it does treat the listener to killer songwriting and world class hooks. Like most veteran acts, new material is often viewed as a novelty in light of their classic material. This cannot be said of Firepower; Judas Priest have upped the ante in more ways than one.
Firepower is out now via Sony, available in JB-exclusive red vinyl (plus regular vinyl and CD).