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Uriah Heep


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3.18 | 126 ratings

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4 stars Sonic origami is simply one of the best Uriah Heep albums ever. He was released in 1998 and was a big succes, both comercialy and musicaly. I will try explaning why. First of all this album is "back to the roots" album, considered by me among the best after the classic releases of the early '70's. On the album is the same line- up like on previouses 4 albums (3 studio+ one live), that gives to the band a much more tighter sound and composition are fresher and well composed than ever before. Every musicians try and succeded to give the best they've got in music . The album beggins with Between two worlds, a great rocking tune not far from Innocent victim period, also this piece is dedicated to the beloved friends and musicians Gary Thain and David Byron (R.I.P.). With every piece from here Heep hits right in your face, just check out - Only the young - a favourite of mine, not only from this album but among the best they ever composed, Across the miles is another highlight - where every musician shines , the rest are also very strong and well done. The music is fresh , well written, well played, with strong riffs and guitar solos made by the main man of the band Mick Box ( easily one of my fav guitar players ever). The bass is omnipresent and did a great job just listen to In the moment, the keys of Phil Lanzon are very well crafted and give a special sound - hevy prog with hard rock elements. In the end but not least the veteran behind the drums Lee Kerslake - his sound and beating is tighter and solid than on many albums before and berni Shaw who is like a glove on Heep's music, excellent vocalist who really knows how to make a piece to sound heavenly. All in all a great album, the best they've done in the '90's and one of the best from entire career. 4 stars for sure. They are back and with a vengeance. recommended not only for Uriah Heep fans, but all open minded listners.
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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