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Halford - Resurrection (10/10) - Great Britain - 2000

Genre: Power Metal
Label: Metal Is Records
Playing time: 48:55
Band homepage: Halford


  1. Resurrection
  2. Made In Hell
  3. Locked And Loaded
  4. Night Fall
  5. Silent Screams
  6. The One You Love To Hate
  7. Cyberworld
  8. Slow Down
  9. Twist
  10. Temptation
  11. Drive
  12. Saviour
Halford - Resurrection
I've really been on the verge of exploding from tension! Everybody cried aloud that the new Halford were the legitimate "Painkiller"-follow-up, so along with MAIDEN's "Brave New World" it had been the most anticipated CD of the year 2000. I had thought that all exaggerated after his last releases and the strange statements of Mister Halford (which had put his career and reputation at stake), as he had almost completely left Heavy Metal. So you can imagine, what I felt when I pressed play...

Well, after listening to almost 50 minutes of full force Metal, I can say with determination: Yes, they (thank God) were right! "Resurrection" most probably is the best JUDAS PRIEST-album (;-)) since "Defenders Of The Faith". Even "Painkiller" seems to be only a weak fart against "Resurrection"...

Back to the Roots is the motto. The Metal-god clearly remembers his glorious past and drives anything right through the wall, which claims to be "True Metal" today. The opening title-track, which bears a few "Painkiller"-marks, clearly shows what you may expect of Rob Halford anno 2000: Heavy Metal (and don't even dare to say "true"!) in its purest form. Finally Halford is a stalwart for Metal-hymns again, which you'll talk about even ten years from now ("Silent Screams"). The super-heavy duet "The One You Love To Hate" together with Bruce Dickinson unites two of the best ever vocalists, but I won't comment on who is the better of the two.

Rob Halford has managed to release a really heavy Metal-milestone, with only killers and no fillers. I sincerely doubt that JUDAS PRIEST will be able to top this after "Jugulator". So it is about time to think about a re-union (and I am sure that there will be one). THE METAL GOD IS BACK!

Charly Kogler

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