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Uriah Heep


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4.19 | 824 ratings

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4 stars Salisbury is Uriah Heep right at the peak of their game. I always liked them most when they had that gentle melancholy in their music; something which gradually faded out after this album.

All songs collected here are exceptional, very different from one another but nevertheless building up to a coherent album. The performances are simply stellar: very tight, inspired and passionate.

Bird of Prey kicks the album into action. Excellent guitar riffing and oh my god those voices. I guess you have to like them but in the high range of hard rock vocals not much compares to David Byron. By contrast to the heavy beginning, most of the album is rather soft. The Park and Lady In Black for example are gentle melancholic tunes and very good ones at that.

The song that will get you on board for this album or not would be the title track. With its extended length and orchestral brass sections it sure is an acquired taste. A taste that took me some time to acquire as well I must admit. But I always liked the melodies and vocals on this song so I persisted and came to like it in the end.

Bonnek | 4/5 |


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