Judas Priest fans have been greatly anticipating the arrival of "Angel of Retribution." And "classic Priest" is the only way to describe the musical reunion of vocalist Rob Halford with guitarists Gle

Judas Priest fans have been greatly anticipating the arrival of "Angel of Retribution." And "classic Priest" is the only way to describe the musical reunion of vocalist Rob Halford with guitarists Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing, drummer Scott Travis and bassist Ian Hill. Every element of such scorching cuts as "Judas Rising," "Deal With the Devil" "Wheels of Fire" and "Hellrider" shoot metal thunder and lightning. The bottom end booms like a cannon, the dual guitars masterfully shriek and Halford's screeches tingle the spine. "Revolution" and "Worth Fighting For" are anthems dedicated to never giving up, a common lyrical theme for the band, whereas "Angel" is a ballad that shows sensitivity without schmaltz. After delving into a gothic gloom on "Eulogy," the album takes its time closing with "Loch Ness," a tribute to the mysterious Scottish legend. Nothing more need be said but "All hail the Priest!"—CLT