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Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.46 | 37 ratings

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4 stars ...and my journey for the reviewing of Smak album begin!

Yugoslavian prog is not exactly news, since I begun with Drago Mlinarec (still listen now and then) with some S Vremna Na Vremne and Drugi Nacin and later, of course, the beautiful Leb I Sol. But Smak was another kind of taste. The kind that grew slowly to become a whole with you. So, lets do it.

Smak' first album is of course one of their most hard rocking (at least of the begining of their career), and the first song is already a blast with heavy guitar and a performatic and powerfull vocals delivered in Ian Gillan's fashion. A tread for who like the genre. Mračni mol and Blues u parku are more "classical" and sit alongside more with blues... but not necessarily not-enjoyable, for that matter. The hard rock come again in Biska II, where a nice and full riff, reminding me the best moments of BUDGIE, finds way in a great closing song (for the a-side, in the case). The last song, a great epic, full instrumental, with amazing keyboard solos and fluent passages through each instrument is as good as any release of Uriah Heep, with some leanings towards some soundigns of FOCUS (Hamburgo Concerto), but it has its own spirit and caracter, certainly.

Its a solid 3,5 release, but as ambitious and strong debut are woth to be praise, I'am not afraid of roundig up!

GKR | 4/5 |


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