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THE BATTLE RAGES ON...

Deep Purple

 

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2.75 | 228 ratings

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b_olariu
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4 stars The battle rages on is the first album Deep Purple released in the '90s with original line up known as Mark I. I was really shocked to see how low rated is this album, what the hell... After Slaves and master who had almost an AOR sound, Deep Purple makes a good return to what they done in the 70's. THis hard rock with very nice pieces, I don't find any low points here. Ian Gillan is back in bussiness and his voice shine like in the glory days. I know this album since it was released 20 years ago and is still one of my fav DP albums. The album started with good solid hard rock tune the title track that shows that they are still in bussines, very strong rhythmic section and good vocals. Another highlight for me is Anya , Ian Gillan is one of the best vocalist ever and here is shown why. Time to kill is another worthy one and Solitaire, the rest are also good. The band plays with passion and is to be hered on every pieces. Richie Blackmore done some fantastic solos and combined with Lord's organ the rsult is quite enjoyble for sure. Better then predecesor wich I like it, on same level with House of blue light wich I also like a lot, so no complain for me here, 4 stars easy. One of the better DP albums, at least for me.

b_olariu | 4/5 |

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