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Winter Songs review

Halford  - Winter Songs (Album)

Winter songs, Heavy Christmas everyone!



For nearly forty years, Rob Halford has established the parameters of metal singers voice. Whether with Judas Priest, Fight, his solo project Halford, Rob has been known for his flawless technique, his amazing power and intensity.

It was therefore reasonable to believe that Rob Halford had the qualities required to create an album of traditional Christmas songs.

So today we will be taking a look at that Rob's new album "Winter Songs" a collection of holiday songs.

First stroke of genius: The choice of songs. Rob was able to make an intelligent choice among the hundreds of songs from the popular repertoire of Christmas. Admit that Rob singing "Rudolph the red nose reindeer" would have sounded a little odd coming from the metal god. Add the fact that few people believe that Christmas and Heavy Metal can go together. So Rob Halford has chosen songs where he could use his voice up which helps the credibility of each piece.

Second stroke of genius: The songs themselves. Yes, the album is metal, but not "overmetalized" This means that despite the extraordinary work of adaptation that Halford did with Roy Z, the fact remains that certain songs such as "Come All Ye Faithful "simply can not be done on a frenzied riff. One will need to Keep the traditional element, the side majestic and grand. So, Rob was able to ease off the accelerator when the situation required. Ultimately, the result is excellent.

Otherwise, the solos and guitar riffs are stunning, the drum is strong and the bass guitar diverse and supports the other instruments.

Unless you're a huge fan of Christmas songs, some parts are a little less known so you might learn songs you didn’t know before and expand your repertoire.

The production is impeccable as always thanks in part to longtime collaborator of Rob Halford: Roy Z. For this album, Rob has used two regular musicians of his Halford project: “Metal” Mike Chlasciak to ensure the guitar and also Bobby Jarzombek, drummer emeritus. Roy Z also participates as a guitarist and bass work was entrusted to Mike Davis. Ed Roth complete with keyboards

In addition to the classics, Rob also offers some new material of its own which is equal in quality to the rest of the album.

The sound and style remains typical of the Halford band so if you like Rob solo stuff, you'll be at ease from the first song.

Winter Songs is 10 well crafted titles that will put you in the mood for the holidays while remaining metal.

This year, Santa Claus will make his rounds on a Harley Davidson!

The songs I’ve liked most: Oh Come, Oh Come Emanuel - Get Into The Spirit - Oh Holy Night - We Three Kings

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by metal7080, on November 13, 2009
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Release : November 3, 2009
Genre : Heavy Metal
Playlist :
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1. Get Into the Spirit 05:26Get Into the Spirit 05:26 lyrics
2. We Three Kings 04:06We Three Kings 04:06 lyrics
3. Oh Come O Come Emanuel 04:38listen firstOh Come O Come Emanuel 04:38 lyrics
4. Winter Song 05:38epic !epic !Winter Song 05:38 lyrics
5. What Child Is This 04:27epic !epic !What Child Is This 04:27 lyrics
6. Christmas For Everyone 03:06listen firstChristmas For Everyone 03:06 lyrics
7. I Don't Care If It's Christmas Night 03:14I Don't Care If It's Christmas Night 03:14 lyrics
8. Light of the World 04:13Light of the World 04:13 lyrics
9. Oh Holy Night 04:09Oh Holy Night 04:09 lyrics
10. Come All Ye Faithful 02:27epic !epic !Come All Ye Faithful 02:27 lyrics
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