There are many songs from Judas Priestthe discography of which can be considered as the very personification of the group. If only we pulled from Priestthe first six records of we’d have the band-defining jams “Hell Bent for Leather” (Killing machine 1978), and three of British steel (1980), “Breaking the Law”, “Living After Midnight” and “Metal Gods”. I’m not looking to commit to the songs I “left” on this short, very specific list – this is it. All four tracks are pure Priest in all directions. From “Hell Bent for Leather” solidifying loudly Priest‘s dedication to their leather, their studs and their motorcycles for life as a lifestyle. This is a very direct edict on who Judas Priest was and is. This is also the case for “Breaking the Law”, “Living After Midnight” and especially “Metal Gods”. There may not be another song in Priest‘s catalog which better symbolizes the band, and to a greater extent, the singer Rob Halford better than “Metal Gods”. The song’s moniker turned metal was attached to Halford for decades. In 2021, Halford filed for and received a patent and trademark in the United States for the words “Metal God”. Right to.
And listen, it’s okay if we can’t all agree that the song “Metal Gods” is one of the greatest metal achievements of Judas Priestbecause the members of the newly formed supergroup Dukes/Lorenzo know the rules of the “Metal Gods”. And to prove it, they recorded a fiery cover.
Singer Rob Dukes (Exodus, Generation Kill, Fragile Mortals), had the honor of assuming Rob Halfordthe voice of. Dan Lorenzo (underworld, light vessel, King Cassius) took both KK and Glenn Tiptonguitars with Ron Lipnicki (Exaggerated, underworld, light vesseland King Cassius) to the battery, and Jimmy Caltabellatta on bass. With a range like this, the sonic result has to be overwhelming, and it is. A very solid third track from the upcoming compilation Bow to Your Masters III: Judas Priest. Pre-orders for the double vinyl gatefold LP are ongoing and will increase after November 6. Hang on to the Glory or Death Records Bandcamp page.
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