LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 05: (L-R) Inductees Ian Hill, K. K. Downing, Rob Halford, Scott Travis, Les Binks and Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest pose in the press room during the 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Microsoft Theater on November 05, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

Judas Priest are legends of Heavy Metal with the Metal God leading the charge. They have been consistently putting out amazing metal records for decades and they’re not done! Let’s take a look at how the latest Judas Priest album rocks in all the right ways.


Rob Halford is 72 years old, but you don’t hear that in his voice. It’s uncanny actually how well his voice has aged. He sounds like a young kid whether he’s going deeper and pushing a chorus forward or hitting those crazy high notes! Even the lyrical content that Rob is singing about is still great. The opening track “Panic Attack” deals with all the craziness in the world – politics, nonsense on the internet, and more. You have to shut it out, otherwise……panic attack!

The playing on the record is insanely talented too. Tipton and Faulkner have that really recognizable guitar sound and the drumming by Scott Travis is booming and in your face. It all sounds so good together.


And to think, this is the 19th studio album by Judas Priest. At this point in their career, they could basically phone it in and people would still be clamoring to get their hands on a copy of the new album. However, that’s not the case. You can hear the pure heart and soul that went into making this record. Every note sounds placed in just the right spot to help propel the song forward. It really is a gift that we were given with Invincible Shield.

By the way, shout out to the production of this album too. It sounds phenomenal. You can crank it loud and hear every instrument clearly and with a crisp thunderous rock boom. It sounds amazing. The band’s touring guitarist Andy Sneap produced this record and he did a bang-up job on it!

Let’s take a look at How the Latest Judas Priest album rocks in all the right ways!


    A heavy guitar riff opens this one and when the drums kick in it almost sounds off-kilter, messing with your mind. But it comes together well and brings you a killer chorus!


    A mid-tempo rocker with some great vocal work by Halford.  It’s also got a cool breakdown in the middle!


    The drums are so blazing on this one with guitar work that feels fresh and just plain heavy.  It’s easy to get lost in a trance here.


    With guitars that fade in with the intro, this song starts off haunting and dark.  Then the big monster riff shows up and you know you’re in for something special.


    When you get a guitar solo in the beginning of a tune, that’s never a bad thing lol.  This has some awesome vocal work by the Rob and a really infectious hook.

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