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CARESS OF STEEL

Rush

 

Heavy Prog

3.53 | 897 ratings

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J-Man
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5 stars The most underrated Rush album ever hands down. There is nothing about it I can criticize. Everything is perfect. The production, the musicianship, and the melodies are all perfect. While the last two tracks are the best, the 3 shorter tracks are incredible too.

The opening to the album, BASTILLE DAY, is an incredible Zeppelin- like song that has great singing by Geddy Lee.

That is followed by I THINK I'M GOING BALD, obviously about Neil Peart's hair situation. The lyrics are odd, but the music's still great.

LAKESIDE PARK is the last short song on the album, and is easily the best of the first three songs. I particulary like the drumming on this track, but Lifeson's guitars sound great here too.

THE NECROMANCER is arguably the best on the album. While it took me two or three times to love, it's great once you get there, and I look at it as a masterpeice.

THE FOUNTAIN OF LAMNETH is Rush first 20-minute epic. The acoustic opening contains Geddy Lee's best singing. I also love the solos by Lifeson.

Overall, this is just a superb album. Any prog, prog metal, or even hard rock fan will love this. Fans of Rush will love this, and this is a great place to start listening to Rush. A must own for anyone.

J-Man | 5/5 |

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