The track falls on the melodic side of Priest’s musical spectrum, but still features a blistering guitar solo. The song marks the third single off Invincible Shield, following the previously released “Panic Attack” and “Trial by Fire.”
It took Priest a few years to complete Invincible Shield, with guitarist Richie Faulkner telling Heavy Consequence last May, “We’ve been working on a record for quite a while now. That got halted a little bit because of the COVID lockdowns. We’ve been trying to get that finished.”
Faulkner also told Audio Ink Radio that the new album “is progressive in the sense that it’s not like verse-chorus-verse-chorus-solo-chorus-finish. It’s musical part-verse-musical part. It might do a few twists and turns, musically. It veers from the path of it, a bit like ‘Sinner’ or ‘Tyrant’ or something like that. So, it’s a bit more ’70s Priest, which I welcome as a guitar player.”
Listen to “Crown of Horns” in the lyric video below.