In 1992, alongside former Judas Priest drummer Scott Travis, Rob Halford formed the heavy metal/thrash/groove metal band Fight. And in 1993, they released their debut album, “War of Words.”
Rob Halford: Vocals
Brian Tilse: Guitars, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Russ Parrish: Guitars, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Jay Jay: Bass, Backing Vocals
Scott Travis: Drums
Even though Rob Halford is credited as playing guitar on the album, he only sang on the album. This album was released 3 years after “Painkiller,” which served as Rob Halford’s last Judas Priest album until the release of their 2005 album “Angel of Retribution.”
An album like “Painkiller” is hard to top, and Judas Priest is a hard act to follow. But, how did Fight do with their debut album? Let’s dive in and find out.
Review for Individual Tracks
Into The Pit (8.5/10)
Nailed to the Gun (8.5/10)
Life in Black (8.5/10)
Immortal Sin (8.5/10)
Laid to Rest (8/10)
For All Eternity (8/10)
Little Crazy (8.5/10)
Kill It (8.5/10)
Reality, a New Beginning (8.5/10)
The best way for me to describe this album is if Judas Priest and Pantera had a love child, they would have gave birth to Fight. Unfortunately, this band isn’t around anymore. Because they are simply amazing. Personally, I think this was a very well-put-together album. Every song is unique in its own way. Very unique metal band in its own way. This is impressive for the 90s when there were groove metal bands everywhere.
Would this band hold up if they were formed today? Unfortunately, I think they would fall under the radar because there are so many metal acts like that now a days. But for their time, they were original and very unique. They were really a band of the times. Even though, I would love to see them reform nowadays and do reunion shows.
Key takeaway songs were Into The Pit, Nailed to the Gun, Life in Black, Immortal Sin, War of Words, Little Crazy, Contortion, Kill It, Vicious, and Reality, a New Beginning.
In my opinion, it’s a very solid album. Love most of the songs on the album and wouldn’t skip a track if it played on my playlist.