Crucible cd cover

Halford

Crucible

Crucible covers various styles, with Rob taking a few steps forward in time as well as several steps back, some of them way back. The punchy Roy Z production is still there but several of the songs head in a more modern direction, with some ironically ploughing the same furrow as the post-Halford Priest albums. There are a few mid-period Priest style romps, all retro-riffs and fluid melodic solos, and some simply ridiculous double-bass work from Bobby Jarzombek .One annoying thing is the number of different versions of this album that are available, but all in all Crucible is a strong album whose variety will be seen as welcome by some but will not threaten the majesty of ‘Resurrection’ in the eyes of others. – Phil Ashcroft

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Track Listing

  1. Park Manor
  2. Crucible
  3. One Will
  4. Betrayal
  5. Handing Out Bullets
  6. Hearts of Darkness
  7. Crystal
  8. Heretic
  9. Golgotha
  10. Wrath of God
  11. Weaving Sorrow
  12. Sun
  13. Trail of Tears
  14. She
    (bonus cut on first 20,000 copies)
  15. Fugitive
    (bonus cut on first 20,000 copies)

BAND MEMBERS & GUests

VOCALS: Rob Halford
GUITAR: Pat Lachman
Mike Chlasciak
BASS: Ray Riendeau
DRUMS: Bobby Jarzombek

RECORDING INFORMATION

LABEL: Metal-Is/Sanctuary
PRODUCED BY: Roy Z.
RELEASE YEAR: 2002
“I told myself that I'd get better, and I knew I would, but I said that a thousand times...”