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Deep Purple

 

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3.07 | 229 ratings

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snobb
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2 stars Somewhere in early 70-th Deep Purple was a great influential band and released some perfect albums. That time is gone long ago, and every new release just confims that.

With Steve Morse on guitar and Don Airey on keyboards, they are in half-classic line -up there (without Blackmore and Lord). Gillan is in so-so form, but in total the music is ... soulless.

From very beginning, just from few first seconds of "House Of Pain" you have deja vu: all this average hard rock clishes you heard so many times! And things don't become better with other songs. In their best, it some simple bluesy hard rocks, but more often - faceless boring pop- hard pieces. All album is bulk, not focused. Musicianship is uninspired. No bright melodism, no interesting arrangements. Very average ... everything.

In fact, good Deep Purple tribute band sounds better. It's a bit pity, that so great musicians just missed their form. But for sure just better listen their great albums from early catalogue.

snobb | 2/5 |

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