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Atomic Rooster


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3.86 | 321 ratings

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4 stars Often neglected heavy rock trio showed real and powerful songwriting and performing capabilities on their second album "Death Walks Behind You". Packed with an attractive and evocative artwork, the album is an exceptionally strong effort that showed first-class keyboard techniques and songwriting skills of the leader Vincent Crane.

The title track is a powerful heavy rock classic with a timeless guitar and piano riff, followed by instrumental "VUG" which enriched a Purplesque hard rocking with an attractive organ solo. "Tomorrow Night" was a minor hit and is still probably the best known song by ATOMIC ROOSTER. After so many years it still rocks hard gives you a nice and groovy feeling. "Sleeping for Years" is another classic with excellent riff, powerful organ and catchy chorus, while the most brilliant track is perhaps a jazzy slow tempo song "Nobody Else". Easy feeling piano chords and lead vocals reminiscent of Donald Fagen bring this song close to STEELY DAN aesthetics. "7 Streets" is another very good progressive heavy rock number although the organ solo gets too boring at times. "Gershatzer" and "Can't Take You No More" are downplayed and unremarkable but decently performed in their own right.

If you are looking for a progressive side of heavy rock, look no more - ATOMIC ROOSTER on their most accomplished album will surely satisfy you. Absolutely recommended for any decent collection of the classic prog years.


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