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Uriah Heep


Heavy Prog

3.42 | 183 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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3 stars 3,5 stars.

This is the band's first studio record in 10 years, after the release of "Sonic Origami". The general mood of the album is hammond-drenched powerful rock (from mid to fast paced tempo) without real slowdowns. Hence the album's evocative title. A hard tour-de-force.

Propulsive thumping drumbeats open the way for exciting interplays between organ and electric guitar. Melodies are top-notch with the traditional vocal choruses (also multi-part harmonies) adorning the eleven compositions. "Tears of the World" and "Book of Lies" are suitable examples of this sound. A little bit updated, to be honest (and it couldn't be otherwise), but still very recognizable. It's certainly worth it if you're into classic (I mean 70s, i.e. Purple and UFO) hard rock. And it's very important in its own right for it lays the foundations for the Heep's contemporary sound.

Andrea Cortese | 3/5 |


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