Living their lyrics, “I’m on top as long as the music’s loud,” the band took the title for the loudest show at Power Trip to date, clocking in at 111 decibels. It was an intense, full arsenal performance from a road ready gang of thunder slingers who show no signs of half-assing anything ever. Flawless and intense, frontman, Rob Halford, performed as strong as if not stronger than ever. And when longtime guitarist, Glenn Tipton, joined the guitar army, demonstrating no obvious signs of his struggle with Parkinsons, you could feel the love in your chest harder than the monster bass and drums on which this family of metal gods have built their universe. Judas Priest was triumphant. Their path to this place was painful. Day two of Power Trip was the platform that reminded everyone why Judas Priest is universally considered one of the most influential bands of their genre.