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Uriah Heep


Heavy Prog

4.10 | 523 ratings

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the philosopher
3 stars Uriah Heep's answer to Deep Purple's In Rock?

Uriah Heep is placed in the heavy prog category, but I should have placed them in the prog related, because I think about these guys as hard-rockers with a keyboard and guitar base. This record shows some mayor hit's like Look at Yourself and July Morning and became therefor quiet popular.

The titletrack shows some typical Uriah Heep bass rhythm, which is seen before by this band and also has been seen on. Love Machine has likewise rhythms. The record is full of multiple powervocals, which could be a copy of Vanilla Fudge. July Morning looks to me as an answer to Deep Purple's Child in Time. Both have a song progression from ballad to hard-rock and have a triple bass note in the couplet and some long solo's in the end. This song is not just a copy, but could be influenced by those fellow hardrockers. In my opinion July Morning is the best song of the record. It has some great guitarmelodies, which was one of the first melodies I played on guitar, but this was really hard for me then. The keyboard solo's on top are actually the greatest part of the song and are a bit mesmerising.

My main complain is that this record is not so steady. The second side has no real highlights and also "I wanna be free" of the first side reaches just average quality. In total the record is worth about 3,5 stars.

the philosopher | 3/5 |


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