This double-live disc really shows why Judas Priest
made a big mistake in not taking Rob Halford
back. The album rocks out and captures the Priest
magic much better than his old band's live album. Perhaps the spirit of JP
lives on in this group more so than in the band being called "Judas Priest
." This CD set includes a lot of old Priest
gems (including "Stained Class" and "Tyrant"), quite a few tracks from the Halford
album, and three studio pieces. The studio cuts range from pretty standard hard rock/metal to a killer ballad. The live cuts, for the most part, are performed quite faithfully. When changes are made to the arrangements, they really are interesting and seem to be improvements.