2. Fire and Ice
3. Made of Metal
4. Speed of Sound
5. Like There’s No Tomorrow
6. Till the Day I Die
7. We Own the Night
9. Hell Razor
10. Thunder and Lightning
11. Twenty-Five Years
13. I Know We Stand a Chance
14. The Mower
Release Date: 27 September 2010 – Metal God Entertainment
The Metal God is here again. The moment that Judas Priest have no announcements about a new album or something else, Rob Halford has recorded the album Made of Metal showing that he can still sing and write songs which are difficult to forget. His last album Winter Songs was somehow a fail, but this one is much better even though the first sample was not as enthusiastic as we had expected.
Made of Metal is an album which if you listen to you will see that the most songs are perfect. The song “Made of Metal” is horrible and in my opinion the album would be much better if it had not been included in with some other tracks like “Till the day I die”, “Heartless”, “Thunder and lightning” and “Twenty-five years”.
Now once you listen to the track “Undisputed” you forget the bad songs because it is a strong one and songs like this we want to hear from the Metal God. Roy Z through the solo of this song shows us why he is regarded as one of the best guitarists even if he is not as recognized as he should be, but it is never late. It is known that students want to act like their teachers, but the song “Fire and ice” has us see that this time the teacher is heard like his student. The student is Primal Fear and the teacher who else… Halford. Just listen to it and you will see what I mean by this. Songs like “Like there’s no tomorrow”, “Matador”, the two best for me, and “Hell Razor” are easily remembered and I am sure that they will be part in the setlists of the band’s lives.
Rob in this album sings in normal levels and this because he has stopped the screams after the Angel Of Retribution and we also can see that through the album A Touch Of Evil:Live. Well he is not able to do it anymore, BUT the last track “The Mower” makes the difference and proves that Rob may not sing in High levels, but he has not forgotten how to do it. This song leaves me a pleasant thought that one day I will hear of him screaming like never before!
The album is somehow excellent and in this period of time that heavy metal is at its best I think that its songs will be heard in many rock clubs. Another good moment is “Hell razor” a song which reminds me of the old good days of Judas Priest, especially because of the way that Rob sings!
Just take out of your mind the first songs which I mentioned, listen to it without any complex and here you are! Afford for it fearless!
Review by Dr. Feelgood