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5 stars I see a rainbow rising!!!!

I thought no Ritchie's work outside Deep Purple could be masterpieces comparable to DP's best work. But I was wrong. And I'm glad for that! And Rising is maybe the latest absolutely awesome hard rock album, and gives me that old classic feeling, the same as when I listen to Zep, Purple, Heep or Sabbath! This is not prog, really, so what? This is a two chord band, complete feeling that will blow you read apart without any need of intrincate structures. It's great in it's own way and any heavy music lover should own this album. Dio is great on this album and he's one of my fave vocalists, he's reminiscent of the greatest one of all time, Freddie Mercury (take Run With The Wolf and see similarities). He has such feeling and depth in his voice. The big Cozy Powell hits the drums with incredible strenght and makes and incredibly solid base with the bassist. Ritchie is great as always and delivers some awesome rocking solos and RIFFS!!! Yeah!!! The RIFFS here are outstanding!!! Keyboardist Tony Carey particularily shines on the last song. The more outstanding songs are... well, it's all great, it's all masterpiece, this is an absolutely essential listening! Please, if you're a fan of heavy music, listen to this! You WON'T be disappointed!!! You'll probably end with the head on you hand after any listen. A classic.

Rating: 4.7/5

Barla | 5/5 |


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