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Atomic Rooster


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3.86 | 321 ratings

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2 stars Well Iīm not too impressed with this album. The debut album from Atomic Rooster wasnīt very good either but I had expected a little more from this one. I have known the title track for years, because the heavy metal band Paradise Lost covered it on their As I Die EP, but I must admit that I really donīt like the original much ( the cover wasnīt too good either), even though it is one of the better songs on the album.

The music is early seventies hard rock with lots of hammond organ. Not very imaginative or innovative in any way. There are hints to Black Sabbath, but be aware these are only hints, Atomic Rooster is not metal. John Cann is new in the lineup and I canīt say Iīm impressed with his voice or delivery. He sounds like a used Greg Lake trying to sing hard rock. Itīs pathetic at times, and it doesnīt have the humour of the first album from Atomic Rooster (I donīt think the humour was intentional, but they made me laugh and thatīs always something).

I can see that this album is generally rated pretty high in Prog Archives, but I must say that this album doesnīt impress me one bit. I will not spin this again very soon. 2 stars for this forgettable album.

UMUR | 2/5 |


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