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IN ROCK

Deep Purple

 

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4.29 | 829 ratings

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Time Signature
5 stars "In Rock" is one of the best rock albums of all times! It contains nothing but classics! And there are plenty of things on it that should appeal to metalheads and general rock fans alike.

The tracks "Speed King" (a legendary hard rocker in its own right) and "Flight of the Bat" are very much precursors of heavy metal music, with their uptempo beats and hard rocking guitars, as is "Hard Lovin' Man" which its galloping rhythm guitar. The groovy "Bloodsucker" is also a guitar-driven hard rocker, containing a type of blues scale based riffage which Rage Against the Machine would later give a central position in their brand of rap metal. Then there is the masterpiece "Child in Time" which is more of a progressive semi-psychedelic epic track, but it contains a lot of guitar work that would influence later neo-classical heavy metal (this track in itself is enough to make this album an essential addition to a prog music collection).

There's so much that can be said about this album, but mere words cannot describe this behemoth of a rock music masterpiece. Check it out for yourself.

Time Signature | 5/5 |

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