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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 28, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Metal God Ent
  • ASIN: B003UERZ88
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #120,829 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Undisputed
2. Fire and Ice
3. Made of Metal
4. Speed of Sound
5. Like There's No Tomorrow
6. Till the Day I Die
7. We Own the Night
8. Heartless
9. Hell Razor
10. Thunder and Lightning
11. Twenty-Five Years
12. Matador
13. I Know We Stand a Chance
14. The Mower

Editorial Reviews

2010 solo album from the legendary Metal God and Judas Priest vocalist. Made Of Metal is the first proper Halford studio release since 2002's Crucible.

Customer Reviews

Its not horrible by any means, its just ok.
Christopher Trott
I like every song on the CD, even those I didn't particularly care for upon the first listening.
Clay Yoksas
The more you listen the more you will appreciate just how great this CD is.
B Conway

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39 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Oliver Distler on September 28, 2010
Format: Audio CD
Magnificent CD worth its weight in gold. Lots of depth of material here and it's good to see Robs creative side has not waned one bit. Love this CD from start to finish. The opener just kicks and "the mower" is a nasty rocker that just opens up Robs personal depth and fury. I also think made of metal is a great song that differs to what you would expct. Its good to see Halford are getting better and better as a band both with the edginess of Robs creative direction and the musicianship of the band. Great stuff, go get it.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Ivan Pongracic Jr. on December 2, 2010
Format: Audio CD
This is a highly eclectic album, maybe even a bit schizophrenic - but it works like a charm! I was initially quite surprised by it as it sounds almost nothing like either Resurrection or Crucible, both of which I love, so I wasn't sure what to think. Also, the sport-themed lyrics (NASCAR, boxing, bullfighting) did not sit well and I still think they are quite lame. However, this album has really grown on me, and I completely love it now. It seems that Rob and the boys decided to just enjoy themselves and make an album full of songs they like without worrying about any kind of an overall concept. The band really sounds like they're having fun! They visit a lot of classic territory, including the-Stained-Class-era-sounding Hell Razor, and early-to-mid-'80s-sounding Speed of Sound, Like There's No Tomorrow, and Heartless, which would have also fitted in nicely on Resurrection. There's also a bit of power-metal with Undisputed and Fire and Ice, and even a classic power ballad Twenty-Five Years, which somehow manages to rise above the cliches while seemingly embracing them. The biggest surprise for me were the two melodic-metal songs: We Own The Night and I Know We Stand a Chance. These sound like some modern Nordic metal, with romantic lyrics and even some piano tinkling, courtesy of Roy Z. I don't think Rob has ever done anything like these songs before, but from my perspective they completely work, despite undoubtedly being quite disappointing to many metalheads, especially those expecting to hear Crucible II. They're both just beautiful songs, and I'd love to hear more from Halford along these lines. Speaking of Roy Z, he proves a more-than-worthy sideman to Rob, as he did to Bruce Dickinson.Read more ›
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By W Butler on October 18, 2010
Format: Audio CD
When I first bought this album, I was surprised. It has very little of the sludginess of Crucible - many songs are uptempo and melodic NWOBHM type tracks (Undisputed, Speed of Sound) with other songs taking an approach that verges on pop-metal (Fire and Ice, We Own the Night). These two tracks remind me of some of the more overtly catchy metal of the last decade like Dragonforce and HIM, which is actually a welcome addition to the band's sound. I'm glad to see that Halford is incorporating new influences beyond thrash and nu-metal. The only super-heavy track on the album is "the Mower", which sounds like something from Fight, with heavy detuned guitars, blast beats, and "Painkiller" style vocals. "Hell Razor" is another heavy track, more reminiscent of Painkiller-era priest. "Til the Day I Die" is an interesting venture into southern rock, which is surprisingly successful, sounding reminiscent of Jackyl. "Thunder and Lightning" is the only song that I haven't come to like more after a few listens. The title track is a little silly but its also pretty cool. the chorus is a little overplayed. "Heartless" and "I Know We Stand a Chance" are both great power ballads, reminiscent of the moody/melodic songs on Halford's first album (think "Silent Screams", "Temptation"). This is definitely the "lightest" of the Halford albums - with more melody and harmony than dissonance and sludge, and lyrics that express a variety of emotions and sentiments. With the first two Halford albums, they seemed to be looking to establish the band's metal cred, and as a result both tend towards the heavier, more "serious" types of songs. Something like "Matador" (my favorite song) would be totally out of place on either of them, but it fits perfectly on the eclectic and always surprising Made of Metal.Read more ›
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Nikiforos V. Skoumas on November 17, 2010
Format: Audio CD
"Made of metal" is the third all original studio album by the Metal God Rob Halford eight years past his last original album "Crucible". The line up features original "Halford" members guitarist Mike Chlasciak and drummer Bobby Jarzombeck alongside guitarist/producer Roy Z and bass player Mike Davis.

In terms of direction "Made of Metal" takes a considerable turn from the heavy/speed metal approach of the preceding two albums. Most would agree that his highly acclaimed solo debut, "Resurrection" was made under the example of the iconic "Painkiller" record; in contrast "Made of metal" recaptures the essence of his early-mid 80s Priest works, very much in line with "Screaming for vengeance", "Defenders of the Faith" and a bit of "Point of Entry".

Subsequently one should expect standard to mid tempo songs for the biggest part of the album, while the high pitched vocal parts are substantially reduced with Halford utilizing mostly his mid and bass vocal range. Therefore one could claim that "Made of Metal' is essentially a melodic metal album. I would also like to stand on the contribution of Roy Z; playing guitar, co writing and producing the album, Roy has a huge effect on the development of "Made of metal". While the vocals and lyrics are undisputedly Priest, the instrumental melodies, choruses and solos are too reminiscent of Roy's previous works including "Driver" and Rob Rock's solo work. Favorite tracks include, "Fire and ice", "Speed of sound», «Like there's no tomorrow" and "We own the night".

Above all what the album may lack in terms of speed and aggression, more than makes up in melody and dramatic performaces by Halford and company. "Made of metal" definitely sounds fresh and differentiated from the Metal God's previous solo works therefore avoiding repetition while still referencing his "Priest side".
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