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Uriah Heep


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3 stars This is the last album of Uriah Heep with David Byron as lead vocalist. This might not be a good album by some people but I think this album deserves better appreciation. This is also an important point for the band because after this album the band will not take Byron anymore as member of the band and for Byron that meant "enough is enough". Musically, this is not a bad one at all especially if you observe the styles. My first impression start with the opening track "One Way or Another" which for me is a good start for a rocker. The style is truly Uriah Heep's, especially with the guitar work. The second track "Weep in Silence" is a killer with bluesy style and stunning guitar work The melody line is very strong especially when Byron starts to roll with his high register notes. The guitar solo during transition pieces is really excellent. The song moves beautifully in relatively slow tempo. "Misty Eyes" demonstrates great vocal line by Byron as well as vocal harmonies. Unfortunately when the music enters its main body, it sounds like pop ballad song. "Woman of the World" is a simple song with interesting bass lines. "Make a Little Love" is a straight rocker with good melody line and excellent vocal by Byron. "Confession" reminds me to "Rain" of "The Magician's Birthday" album. It's a powerful mellow track showcasing Byron's clear voice and nice piano. "Name of The Game" brings another blues-rock music with stunning guitar work. The album is concluded with "Sundown" which demonstrates Mick Box guitar work more obvious.

Gatot | 3/5 |


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