Metal Hammer asked Rob Halford what he thinks of Metal today, and Judas Priest’s legendary frontman talked a bit about his opinion and mentioned some bands he likes.
“I think Metal is in great shape! We’ve seen the genre bloom with basically two bands – us and Black Sabbath – and it’s great that wherever you go in the world there are bands of all different sizes. I’m listening to Power Trip, I really like what they’re doing, and they keep reference to the roots of Metal in their work. ”
“I love the Electric Wizard from the UK. They make a very different sound, and I also really like it all.”
“I’m a more connected guy in Classic Metal, but I like what bands like In this Moment do, with whom I’ve worked recently (in a song called” Black Wedding “).
“And that’s the great metal knock-on effect; I even see these young kids who are only just getting into Priest from listening to the bands we influenced. They have all this choice and they still go for Priest! It just goes to show, our music has no barriers.”
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