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Uriah Heep


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2.60 | 171 ratings

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1 stars Conquest wins the worst for the Uriah Heep discovery. There is nothing about it that is progressive in anyway, and we get the worst replacement for John Lawton, John Sloman, and even worse when compared to the likes of David Byron or Bernie Shaw. There are some moments of brightness and clarity, but most of it is just bad and poppy crap.

"No Return" is a good track, nice and interesting intro. It reminds me of Eloy's Colours, from teh same year, only the intro really though. The music itself is okay, but the vocals really turn it down a notch because of the odd tone. "Imagination" is just odd to me. The bassline is nice, but the overall music is really frustration, mostly because it just dosen't sound like Uriah Heep at all. The vocals are just terrible because this dude just can't seem to get the note right, and he just won't shut up! "Feelings" has some good lyrics and excellent music, but man, the vocals really bring it down. The guys are really playing their hearts out, and Mick Box has some really nice riff's going on in this song. The vocal harmonies that are done are not that great, but they sound a little more like the old Uriah Heep. John should always do harmonies, because I can't stand him when he's not singing with someone else. "Fools" seems to flow softly from the last track. Hensley is also playing guitar, rhythm on this one, and he sounds pretty good. This one just seems to be a bit boring, but the keyboard playing is good. The vocals are absolutly terrible. The lyrics sound nice though. "Carry On" is a nice uplifting track, and is very heavy metal for the time. It's got a nice fast paced, but seems to loose me on the part when the keyboard seems to scream at me, and then the vocals. "Won't Have to Wait too Long" this song actually has some decent vocals, one of John's better tracks for me, because his tone is much better. The bassline is nice and very flowing, and sounds great with the organ and the guitar. Drumming is very forceful. "Out on the Street" is terrible, it trys to be just a power ballad with some really annoying vocals. The keyboards are very techno and don't fit, but they are appreciated. "It Ain't Easy" is a better ballad, and that really isn't saying that much. The keyboards on this track are excellent, but still really don't fit with the rest of music, as the guitar is just being used for textures to me. The vocals are terrible, and the lyrics aren't that good either.

Some okay tracks, but the terrible vocals seem to put me down, to the ground, hard. This is only 1 star, even a fan of Uriah Heep would want it though. Uriah heep can do better, and they do better in the future, with their next album.

Rushlover13 | 1/5 |


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