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Atomic Rooster


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3.83 | 230 ratings

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2 stars Here we have talented musicians playing completely forgettable music. Forgettable, but relatively innovative. We do hear early signs of hard rock here, but the likes of Deep Purple and other related bands overshadowed this little known group and what they brought to the progression of that genre. Atomic Rooster didn't really deserve to be more popular than they were though, as none of their music was really good. I could barely bring myself to listen to this whole thing. Not because it was bad music, not even because I don't like this particular sound, but because the songs were just plain boring. The only track that I actually enjoyed was the instrumental "Vug" (the last track, also an instrumental, isn't too bad either). Still, I could get the same quality instrumental piece from plenty of other bands.

These guys are good musicians, and that's really where the strength (or lack there of) of this album lies. Some good solos and what not are throughout Death Walks Behind You, but it certainly does not do much to improve the enjoyability of the album. Don't get me wrong, it's not a terrible album by all standards; Deep Purple fans would probably enjoy this. I happen to not be one, that's all. Nevertheless, I still think anyone (or a majority of those) interested in this kind of music would still feel that this album is a bit bland.

They had some potential and innovative credibility, but could not bank on either here. I could give it 3 stars for said reasons, and I'm sure a fan of hard rock would enjoy this, but as I said, I am not one, and for this reason I will give them the down side.

Moatilliatta | 2/5 |


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