For nearly five decades Judas Priest has been dominating the heavy metal scene, setting the standard for thousands of other bands in their wake.
With over 50 million copies of their albums sold worldwide, it is no exaggeration to say that Judas Priest is probably the most influential Heavy Metal band ever.
It’s by no means an easy task to pay homage to the original Metal Gods, yet this is exactly what the Dutch tribute band Painkiller is doing.
Blessed with a versatile singer that is capable of facing the almost impossible task of copying Rob Halford’s powerful, operatic vocal style with an impressive range from lower throaty growls to ear-piercing high screams, Painkiller is fully equipped to do the job.
Add to this a band made up of capable and very experienced musicians, all dressed up like their heroes did during the Unleashed in the East era, and what you will have is a full blown show that is as close to the original mighty Priest as possible.
Nothing will compare with the original band, but Painkiller will without any doubt make you feel like you were almost present at a concert of the mighty Priest.