The ‘Metal Gods’ Judas Priest Rock The Izod Center
On Friday night November 18th Judas Priest brought their ‘Epitaph Tour‘ to the Izod Center in East Rutherford with special guests the legendary Thin Lizzy and New Jersey’s own Zakk Wylde & his band Black Label Society. The 2 & 1/2 hour set took Priest fans on a journey through the bands’ album library, playing at least 1 song off every album and adding plenty of fire, lasers and smoke to enhance the metal experience. The setlist covered their hits and some surprise deeper cuts as well: The setlist was as follows:
Heading Out to the Highway
Victim of Changes
Diamonds & Rust (Joan Baez cover)
Dawn Of Creation
Beyond the Realms of Death
Blood Red Skies
The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown)
Breaking the Law
Hell Bent for Leather
You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’
Living After Midnight
Frontman Rob Halford did a phenomenal job on vocals, whether it was on the high pitched hits such as ‘Victim of Changes’ or ‘Painkiller’ to the softer ‘Diamonds & Rust,’ Halford still has the range to make every song sound like you were still sitting in your room listening to the original album.
From the the opening notes of ‘Rapid Fire’ to the final chords of ‘Living After Midnight’ the band had everyone on their feet and put on nothing short of an amazing performance. What is your favorite Judas Priest song? You can comment below.