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Deep Purple



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3 stars Sometimes it is hard to review a classic... Yes, "Deep Purple In Rock" is the classic of rock, heavy rock, heavy metal or whatever you might call this style of early 70s loud, hard, agressive energy rocking. Ian Gillan came in and Mark II was born. Gone are the psychedelic wanderings of the first three albums; now we hear the band establishing (co-establishing together with BLACK SABBATH and LED ZEPPELIN) one of the most popular rock genres, with Gillan's screaming vocal setting a template for the coming hordes of long-haired, greasy, wild and "savage" heavy metal singers.

But I never got into it. Even when I liked "Child In Time" in my teens, I was never attracted to this album as a whole. Now, many years later, when I simply cannot stand this pretty original heavy ballad, I found that tracks like "Bloodsucker", "Into the Fire" and "Living Wreck" are in fact the neglected gems. Did anyone mentioned "Speed King"? No, for Heaven's sake - no! If you are 15, maybe...

Therefore I will repeat my rating of another classic album I reviewed here - "Sergeant Pepper".


P.A. RATING: 3/5

Seyo | 3/5 |


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