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DEMONS AND WIZARDS

Uriah Heep

 

Heavy Prog

4.07 | 734 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
3 stars Easily one of the most over-rated albums of all time. The first of the widely acclaimed classic line-up with the fifth drummer( in four albums ) Kerslake and Thain filling in for Newton on bass. Regarding this subject , I am one of those that liked better Newton better than Thain especially on the backing vocals as he helped Byron better than his replacement did : I find some chorus line on this album really irksome On the plus side the drummer problem is soved as he will stay for a while as well as Thain , but his drugs problem will get him kicked out and then the bassist will become the revolving position in the late 70's . Until 79 , the line-up will stay relatively stable but t will be a disaster in the Black Sabbath way in the 80's.

On the whole , this album is not quite that good (apart from the Dean cover ) and if you take away highligfht Easy Livin' and Rainbow Demon , this is a very average album full of hints towards their very close sounding foes Deep Purple. On the other side , with the remaster comes in a real gem : the long version of Why. Easily surpasses anything on the original album.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |

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