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Atomic Rooster


Heavy Prog

3.72 | 137 ratings

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5 stars It's a given that the 3 main hard rock bands of the '70s that many other bands are measured by are Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. Yet, I've noticed a new and old familiar sound coming out of the millenium from a band called WOLFMOTHER.

If WOLFMOTHER hasn't been influenced by Atomic Rooster's "In Hearing Of", than I'll be a monkey's bum! Surely, this can't be a coincidence.

As many have indicated here, this is Atomic Rooster's most consistent sounding LP and an overlooked masterpiece of progressive hard rock. Some have called this a transitional album, but I call it everything Atomic Rooster embodied. The gloom of crunchy Deep Purple/Black Sabbath-like riffs still exist, but there are touches of things to come like funk and jazz, yet...the latter is touched on conservatively and tastefully. Two killer instrumentals to boot in "A Spoonful Of Bromide" and "The Rock". But folks, listen to "Head In The Sky" and tell me this isn't the blueprint for WOLFMOTHER's formula/success. It's easy to say that Atomic Rooster were a little ahead of their time, if somewhat unique.

I rank this album on par with albums like Deep Purple's "Machine Head" and Black Sabbath's "Paranoid". No turkies on Atomic Rooster's "In Hearing Of". A very consistent effort and highly recommended.

Gooner | 5/5 |


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