JUDAS PRIEST – “Lighting Strike”

Written by David Halbe

My favorite part of the video is the opening when Rob Halford puts on the rings. Like a prize fighter preparing for a fight, the Judas Priest style of metal is an intense street brawl where the participants are prepared to go for broke.

When we are young we feel invincible but as we age we realize immortality is nothing more than a fallacy and we begin to consider our own legacy.

Judas Priest is an undisputed metal legend. An active moniker since 1970, the quality of their work is literally unmatched in metal. For most acts ten releases equates a successful career but Judas Priest has more than doubled that! With a discography spanning seventeen studio albums and six live efforts, its easy to understand why the world knows their name.  Judas Priest’s upcoming effort is entitled Firepower and its due out March 3rd via Epic Records.

Although quantity is obviously important, the quality of these efforts are what’s really amazing. The standard of Judas Priest has been setting the tone of metal for years. Influential to a fault, they are a group that has truly earned the right to end its legacy on its own terms. An industrious mentality has kept Judas Priest relevant and their latest effort, Firepower suggests, they are going out fighting.

The new video offering is for the song “Lighting Strike”.  A metal anthem hell bent on stirring your blood! Largely a performance video, this effort reinforces both the raw power of Judas Priest and their joy of performing live.

My favorite part of the video is the opening when Rob Halford puts on the rings. Like a prize fighter preparing for a fight, the Judas Priest style of metal is an intense street brawl where the participants are prepared to go for broke.

Nobody knows how long Judas Priest will be around but twenty studio albums would be a fitting end to any career. That being said, if “Lighting Strike” is any indication of what Priest still has left in the tank, we might be having this conversation again when the band reaches thirty! Check out this new video by Judas Priest and let some lighting strike you! \m/

Judas Priest are:

  • Rob Halford – Vocals
  • Glen Tipton – Guitars
  • Ian Hill – Bass
  • Scott Travis – Drums
  • Richie Faulkner – Guitars
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