Resurrection is, quite simply, the best album Rob Halford has done since Judas Priest's Screaming For Vengeance - including his first reunion album with Judas Priest, Angel of Retribution (although that one is darned near as good as Resurrection).
The production by Roy Z (who also did Bruce Dickinson's outstanding Accident of Birth) is excellent, as are the songs he co-wrote with Halford for the album (Halford also co-wrote tracks for Resurrection with Bob Marlette, who produced Black Sabbath's Reunion live album and Airbourne's great Running Wild album). Combining the power of Priest's Painkiller with the hooks and melodic sense of Screaming For Vengeance, Resurrection is classic Halford. Standout tracks include the title track, "Made In Hell," "Locked And Loaded," and the outstanding, "Duet," with none other than Bruce Dickinson, "The One You Love To Hate" (which is a how-to lesson in Heavy Metal singing if there ever was one).
If you like Metal with strong melodies and hooks while still retaining it's, "Heaviness," this album is for you. Resurrection was arguably the best Metal album of 2000.
Last Edit: Nov 11, 2010 9:49:01 GMT -5 by Erik Rupp