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FALLEN ANGEL

Uriah Heep

 

Heavy Prog

2.30 | 120 ratings

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Rushlover13
2 stars Wow, another subpar album with John Lawton, who would have known? Well, it is much better than the previous album, Innocent Victims, this one is just full of pop prog records, much like what Asia and some other bands would be. They have lost influence on me, and this one is just a downpoint in the Uriah Heep career.

"Woman of the Night" is a good track, nice and interesting guitar harmonics in the beginnning, and faced paced drumming, organs, and bass playing. The bass is very loud, but it's very simple sounding. The lyrics are uninteresting because they just talk about women, like most rock bands do, but the vocals sounds astounding and are powerful. "Falling in Love" is in the same style as the last track, but it's much shorter and there isn't much to listen to really. It has a nice thick and layered sound with the vocals, and loud instrument playing, but nothing really catches on, especially the silly lyrics. "One more Night" is more of a classic rocker sounding, and is absolutly unlistenable. The intro is just so odd, and the vocals really don't seem to fit in with the rest of the music. "Put your lovin' on Me" is another wannabe radio classic type of sound, but it dosen't seem to have the epic and loud sound that you would hope for an anthem type of song. The steady beat is very nice, but the lyrics are very silly. The doubled guitar by Ken Hensley and Mick Box are very much so excellent, though. "Come Back to Me" is a ballad type, with some nice synthesizer keyboards in it, but it just dosen't fit well with the rest of the songs on the album, and is much too boring to sit through the whole four minutes. "Wad'Yay Say" is like a dance or disco type of song, with the heavy synthesizer and keyboards, but it's really easy to get into because of that, and you can actually really get into it. The organs are nice and warm, but the lyrics, again, are boring. "Save It" is a very heavy metal type of song, what Uriah Heep really was, but thats only the intro. The piano rolls in after that awesomely heavy riff, and it really ruins it because you just lose that dark mood. "Love or Nothing" is just really bad because the melodies really annoy me for some odd reason. The acoustic tracks from Uriah are really odd because I jsut can't get into them, and this one is no exception because of how boring it is. "I'm Alive" is alright, a decent track and it's kind of easy to get into because of the heavy and hard drumming. The guitar in the song is excellent, with both Hensley and Box playing. The lyrics are alright, for a change. "Fallen Angel" is a good track, and is the longest and proggiest, but it still dosen't save this subpar album. The acoustic guitar works well with the synthesizers and the organs, and plays well with the nice and intense vocal harmonies. The bass playing is very nice.

Though some shiners, this album is near terrible, but not as bad as the previous, Innocent Victims. This gets a 2 stars, and maybe a good 2.5 for the nice cover art.

Rushlover13 | 2/5 |

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