Firepower

Album: Firepower (2018)
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  • This hard-driving homage to military might finds Judas Priest performing at full pelt.

    "I think 'Firepower' might be the fastest Priest song, guitarist Richie Faulkner told The Duke of the WSOU 89.5 FM radio station. "Especially in terms of the drum approach. A friend of mine, he said it sounds like 'Painkiller', but faster. So I can't think of another song that's quicker than 'Painkiller'. So if you define heavy in terms of speed, it's a pretty heavy track, it's pretty full-on."
  • Firepower debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200, eclipsing Judas Priest's previous highest charting album, Redeemer of Souls, which landed at #6 back in 2014. The record also arrived at #5 on the UK. album chart, marking the band's highest ranking, and first time in the Top 10, since British Steel reached #4 in 1980. Elsewhere, Firepower also became Priest's first-ever #1 in Sweden.

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  • Dan Gillespy from Courtenay BcA very good headbanging Judas Priest rocker that is full of a lot of aggressive firepower and pure metal fury.
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