Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Deep Purple - Fireball CD (album) cover

FIREBALL

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

3.79 | 858 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Arsillus
3 stars Whereas the previous "Deep Purple In Rock" was loud and fast, things are taken down a notch in "Fireball." The opening title track could have easily been at home in "In Rock"- it's a great powerful opener. The rest of the album deviates from this as the band experiment a lot more. Sometimes it works ("The Mule") and sometimes it doesn't ("Anyone's Daughter"). The former is a trippy sound safari with some pretty sweet drum work courtesy Ian Paice. "Anyone's Daughter" is a mid-tempo country-style song. It's lyrical content is kind of funny, but it really doesn't fit in with the rest of the album's style and is a real low point overall. "No No No" is a good aggressive rocker, pretty typical Deep Purple song. "Strange Kind Of Woman" is an upbeat, bluesy rocker- the kind of stuff they do best. The last two songs, "Fools" and "No One Came" are both pretty good. "Fools" features quite a bit of quieter moments, n the beginning and an atmospheric jam in the middle, but a powerful riff otherwise. "No One Came" is a fast rocker, a great way to close to album.

Overall, "Fireball" is a success, but the band's experimentation doesn't always work, which is a bummer. It doesn't quite have the lasting appeal as "In Rock" or the upcoming "Machine Head," but it's still a good album in it's own right.

Standout songs: "Fireball", "The Mule"

Arsillus | 3/5 |

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this DEEP PURPLE review

Social review comments () BETA







Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.