The second full-length album by the solo project of Judas Priest frontman, legendary British singer Rob Halford.
Rob Halford returned to the classic Heavy Metal style that he helped make famous on the focused "Resurrection", an album that garnered critical acclaim for its spectacular Metal focus. On the follow-up to this monumental release he continues down the same path, as his assembled backing band is quite possibly one of the best on the scene in the early '00s, and his vocals are as focused and exceptional as they have ever been.
Songs such as "Betrayal" and "Wrath of God" highlight "Crucible", an album where Rob's signature falsetto wail is distinct and picture-perfect, while bandmates Pat Lachman, Mike Chlasciak, Bobby Jarzombek and Ray Riendeau have seemingly topped their magnificent work on Halford's previous outing.
"Crucible" keeps things fresh, as Rob himself states that he dared not retread on themes abundant on "Resurrection"; as a result, this is yet another classic Metal album for the next generation!!
Metal-Is Records/Sanctuary Records, 2002 (MISCD020). Made in U.K. First press.
1.Park Manor /Instrumental/ 01:11
3.One Will 03:32
5.Handing Out Bullets 03:16
6.Hearts of Darkness 03:48
10.Wrath of God 03:11
11.Weaving Sorrow 03:28
13.Trail of Tears 05:56
Total playing time: 46:58