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Uriah Heep


Heavy Prog

4.12 | 654 ratings

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3 stars When this rocks, LOOK AT YOURSELF does itself wonders. Songs like the title track, ''Tears in My Eyes'' and ''Love Machine'' are pure fist-pumping feats of greatness showcasing the power of the Hammond organ. However, the proggier aspects of the album kind of confuse me.

''Shadows of Grief'' and ''July Morning'' are those prog bouts here. The former has a rock base but goes through this climactic build in the middle complete with David Byron's high pitched shrieking that only Geddy Lee could match. Unfortunately for ''July Morning'', I can't get into it despite having an interesting theme. It just runs too long and the Moog solo at the end doesn't excite me even if it's Manfred Mann.

There's also two softer tracks in ''I Wanna Be Free'' and ''What Should Be Done''; soft rock isn't really my thing. This to me is very good hard rock; the prog about it is up for debate. I say that these guys have as much prog as do Wishbone Ash, but Wishbone Ash has a different approach to prog rock, one more to my liking. It's a nice effort, so no lower than three stars.

Sinusoid | 3/5 |


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