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Uriah Heep


Heavy Prog

2.37 | 147 ratings

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1 stars Well, after the great album of 1982, Abominog, this thing came out. Hardly any prog, with lots of hard rock and heavy metal, it's just a really boring album, to make it easy. There isn't much too it besides some really nice guitar riffs, guitar solo's the we have heard before, and some ballad's that we heard before.

"The Other Side of Midnight" has some really nice riffs, it's just the keyboards and vocals that really don't work because of the fact that they really make it sound poppier, and it kind of annoys me because of the prominance of the keyboards. The bassline and guitar solo are definatly appreciated. "Stay on Top" has an interesting intro, but the guitar solo at the beginning is just so Mick Box and so predictable. The bassline is awesome and loud. The vocal harmonies on this one seem alot like some Queen stuff, but worked out a little sloppier, but it's a good song. "Lonely Nights" sounds like a wannabe copy of some of the other stuff that was going on, but a little more country sounding. This song really annoys me. "Sweet Talk" has some really nice keyboards in the beginning, and sounds like something very fasted paced for Tangerine dream, but the telephone talk is just terrible. The lyrics are boring and they talk about the same old things. Seems like i've heard it before. "Love is Blind" is another ballad that we have heard before, but has some nice basslines and guitar parts, but the lyrics and vocals seem so predictable. "Roll-Overture" is one of the only tracks that really has potention. It seems a bit random, but the beginning stunt is absolutly excellent. The vocal harmonies after the loud and beautiful intro are excellent too. Too bad it's so short, because it's easily the best track on the album. "Red Lights" has some heavy riff thanks to Mick, and this is one of the better songs on the album because of the guitar playing and the heavy sound. The lyrics aren't great, but it's a good and hard rocker song. "Rollin' The Rock" is a decent song, and is one of the longer tracks on the album and a little more proggy than the rest of the album. The lyrics aren't great, as usual, but the vocals are excellent and music overall is excellent. "Straight Through the Heart" sounds like everything else at the time, but the guitar playing is a little better. The lyrics are the same old same old stuff, so chances are you have probably heard this before. "Weekend Warriors" sounds alot like the last track on the last album, with a great Tangerine Dream almost intro, but then turns into a boring heavy rocker that we have heard before.

Though some of this stuff you have probably heard before from other bands, there is some okay stuff. The lyrics are bad throughout and the ballads are unbearable, so I can't give this more than a 1 star, because only fans sound really have it.

Rushlover13 | 1/5 |


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