Matthijs van der Lee

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Judas Priest - 013

I'm very happy to confirm earlier reports. The Priest delivered the goods last night. And Halford sounded so good I almost couldn't believe it. If there's anyone among the original members who's slowing down, it's Glenn Tipton, who most of the time seemed content to let Faulkner's guitar steal the spotlight. He had visible trouble keeping up with his Painkiller solo, especially. But the man is 68, so I'm not really complaining. Though it was obviously not perfect, the band put on a terrific show.
1Black Sabbath

War Pigs: I absolutely loved it when they used this as intro.
2Judas Priest
Redeemer of Souls

Battle Cry: A second, 'real' intro, which I must say worked very nicely right after the nod to Sabbath.
3Judas Priest
Redeemer of Souls

Dragonaut: I avoided looking up what they were playing this tour so I would be unspoiled, but this as the first song of the evening was a certainty. Though hardly a classic or destined to become one, it did set the right mood straight away.
4Judas Priest
British Steel

Metal Gods
5Judas Priest
Point of Entry

Desert Plains
6Judas Priest
Sad Wings of Destiny

Victim of Changes: Their modern rendition favors an increased speed and heaviness over the atmosphere and slow build of the original, but it was here that Halford first convinced me that he still very much has it. His screams were something to behold, truly.
7Judas Priest
Redeemer of Souls

Halls of Valhalla: one of the better songs on the new album, and a predictable, but satisfying inclusion.
8Judas Priest
British Steel

The Rage: The first of two surprises, setlist-wise.
9Judas Priest

Turbo Lover
10Judas Priest
Redeemer of Souls

Redeemer of Souls: As predictable as the other two. But as I expected, the new songs sounded far better live, and were no task to sit through.
11Judas Priest
Stained Class

Beyond the Realms of Death: I had faith they would still play this beauty, and thankfully it wasn't misplaced.
12Judas Priest
Screaming for Vengeance

Screaming for Vengeance: Didn't expect this one either. Nicely done.
13Judas Priest
British Steel

Breaking the Law: At this point, we of course came to the truly obligatory portion of songs in Priest's catalogue.
14Judas Priest
Killing Machine

Hell Bent for Leather: Enter the motorbike.
15Judas Priest
Screaming for Vengeance

The Hellion
16Judas Priest
Screaming for Vengeance

Electric Eye
17Judas Priest
Screaming for Vengeance

You've Got Another Thing Comin'
18Judas Priest

Painkiller: still can't stop it.
19Judas Priest
British Steel

Living After Midnight
20Judas Priest
Redeemer of Souls

Beginning of the End
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