New Releases – 9th March 2018

Honestly, you wait ages for some interesting new releases and then three of them all come at once.

Judas Priest – Firepower

I wasn’t overly fussed about Redeemer Of Souls so I’m taking all the “best since Painkiller” chat I’m hearing about Firepower with a big pinch of salt. And that’s not exactly lofty praise anyway! That said, the advance tracks I’ve heard have been decent enough… definitely a big improvement in the production department. At the end of the day, I could hum and haw until the cows come home. But it’s Priest – might be the last Priest! – and I’ll be buying it.

Pestilence Hadeon

I never got into these Dutch death metallers until a few years back but I’ve only heard their old stuff, none of the music they released since returning in 2008. Now Pestilence head honcho Patrick Mameli is back with a new lineup and an album that reportedly gets back to their more brutal earlier style. Been reading good reviews too… intrigued.

Drudkh – They Often See Dreams About The Spring

I’m hellishly late getting round to this secretive Ukranian black metal band. I checked out their song Nakryta Neba Burym Dakhom and definitely want to hear more. Throw in a rave review in the latest ZT Mag and this looks well worth a spin. Liking that cover too.

And that’s about the lot really, with an honourable mention for Nevermore’s The Complete Collection box set which looks pretty spiffing too. Happy hunting and, as always, please leave a comment and let everyone know what you’re hoping to buy today.

57 thoughts on “New Releases – 9th March 2018”

  1. Well dude I did say round these parts a few months back that the track Firepower wasn’t doing it …
    After reading the reviews I decided to take the plunge and bought this off itunes….

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      1. I never got into any Halford solo. My brother had the ‘FiGHT” tape but it just didn’t do it for me.
        The only solo metal guy I ever liked was Dickinson. I thought Balls To Picasso was brilliant as was Accident of Birth/Chemical Wedding…
        But I’m about 6 tracks in and its sounds good. Surprising Firepower sounded better on my headphones as thats why I don’t take much stock in audio coming through my laptop

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  2. I’m in Cuba right now so Judas Priest will have to wait until next week to get my money.
    Knowing how long Canada has to wait for vinyl, it probably isn’t in yet anyway.
    Impossible to find metal down here.
    Sacerdote Judas and Doncella De Hierro just don’t sound metal.

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      1. Ever seen the Kenny vs Spenny episode in Cuba? I learned that you can’t just pitch a tent in the resort and stay there.

        SO don’t try that.

        Glad you are there with your family. It’s a rotten day here, enjoy the sunshine!

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      2. I won’t spoil for you how Kenny tricks Spenny on that one. I thought it was pretty classic. The competition was “who can stay on an island the longest?”

        Kenny just took it easy on that one. SPenny was furious. He thought it was going to be a survival competition and here’s Kenny drinking margaritas at a resort…


      1. I think he’s just really excited.

        I find with certain artists he likes, he really goes all-in. Scorpions for example. And I know he’s big on Richie Faulkner, and can’t blame him for that.

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      2. Know what? Now that I’ve had a few listens, it’s not really bollocks. I wouldn’t say it’s my top pick so far but it’s not far off. Very strong, so I won’t quibble with Mitch (or anyone else) on this. It’s certainly up there.


  3. I suppose a lot of bands end up with the new album being the “best since _______” as the pre-release hype?
    Hopefully this JP album delivers – or better yet, revises the ‘best since Firepower’ to the ‘best since (an album you’re even more enthusiastic about)!

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