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AFREAKA!

Demon Fuzz

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.20 | 33 ratings

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cataclysta
4 stars Demon Fuzz - a blaxploitation prog?! ;-)

Demon Fuzz is something really different than most albums on this site. It is a mix of soul, blues, rock, funk, jazz and African music with a little bit of "prog sauce". As something completely different maybe it deserves even 5 stars! On the other hand it is not exactly a prog rock.

On Afreaka! you can find some connections with bands like Funkadelic (Funkadelic - 1970), Cymande (Cymande 1973, Promised Heights 1974) or Nigerian band Ofege (Try and Love 1973) but also you can hear influence of Jimi Hendrix but all this slower and more monotonous. Also the sound of Sly and Family Stone and music from blaxploitation movies (like Shaft, Super Fly or Blacula) are somewhere close to this album.

But this band definitely has its own, special style. It is a mix of different influences united in one coherent picture. Great soul like vocal, great grooves, interesting heavy bass, but also nice guitar and all this in a little bit dark and maybe even spooky atmosphere.

Maybe it is a little bit risky to say but I think that if you like Colosseum (Those Who Are About To Die Salute You - 1969) or Heaven (Brass Rock 1 - 1970) and as a prog fan you are not afraid of funk and African sounds it is a music for you.

cataclysta | 4/5 |

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