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RUSH

Rush

 

Heavy Prog

2.88 | 782 ratings

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petrica
2 stars The best track here is probably Working Man but it has nothing to do with progressive rock. It is a typical hard rock song. The other ones are in the same vein, pretty simple and straight forward hard rock songs. The first song is annoyingly resemble Led Zeppelin and is simply hard to ignore this because this is too evident and not masked in any way, almost like saying:"Look we can sing like Led Zeppeling too".

Albums like this one are a problem for me on this site because even if Rush did some great albums later their beginning is blues hard rock rooted but this is a long story almost exhausted in the forum discussions. There is for sure a specific Rush style already here(Geddy Lee's way of singing and Alex Lifeson way of playing guitar) but we don't have yet those sparks presented in the later albums.Not recommended for progressive rock fans but only for hard rock/Rush fans.

There are a few bands around which were able to create something interesting from the right beginning but Rush is not one of them. Adding Neil Peart later was for sure a big step forward because his passion for SF and his lyrics made Rush one of the most influential band of progressive rock scene especially for progressive metal bands.

petrica | 2/5 |

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