Judas Priest - The Sentinel

Judas Priest Defenders of the Faith“The Sentinel” è la traccia numero 4 di “Defenders of the Faith”, nono album del gruppo “Judas Priest”. Uscito nel 1984, questa canzone è il secondo singolo estratto dall’album. I Judas Priest sono un gruppo musicale heavy metal britannico, formatosi nel 1969 nella città di Birmingham. Sono considerati tra i massimi esponenti del genere e moltissimi gruppi li hanno considerati importanti per la loro musica, assimilandone lo stile e le ritmiche. Nell’arco della loro carriera, hanno venduto oltre 50 milioni di copie in tutto il mondo e sono stati definiti “Metal Gods”, ossia i “Dei del Metal”. La formazione attuale è composta da Rob Halford(voce), Glenn Tipton(chitarra), Richie Faulkner(chitarra), Ian Hill(basso) e Scott Travis(batteria).

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Along deserted avenues
Steam begins to rise
The figures primed and ready
Prepared for quick surprise
He’s watching for a sign
His life is on the line

Sworn to avenge
Condemn to Hell
Tempt not the blade
All fear the Sentinel
Dogs whine in the alleys
Smoke is on the wind
From deep inside it’s empty shell
A cathedral bell begins
Ringing out it’s toll
A storm begins to grow

Sworn to avenge
Condemn to Hell
Tempt not the blade
All fear the Sentinel

Amidst the upturned burned-out cars
The challengers await
And in their fists clutch iron bars
With which to seal his fate
Across his chest is scabbards rest
The rows of throwing knives
Whose razor points in challenged tests
Have finished many lives

Now facing one another
The stand-off eats at time
Then all at once a silence falls
As the bell ceases it’s chime
Upon this sign the challengers
With shrieks and cries rush forth
The knives fly out like bullets
Upon their deadly course
Screams of pain and agony
Rent the silent air
Amidst the dying bodies
Blood runs everywhere
The figure stands expressionless
Impassive and alone
Unmoved by this victory
And the seeds of death he’s sown

Sworn to avenge
Condemn to Hell
Tempt not the blade
All fear the Sentinel

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