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Uriah Heep


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4.19 | 824 ratings

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5 stars I'm really not into the heavy rock side of progressive music but I must admit that Salisbury is a remarkable album with very bright, touching moments. I consider Uriah Heep (next to Black Widow) as far ahead of British hard rock bands of the 70's. This album makes a rough combination between interludes of progressive wandering (epic keyboards arrangements) and comfortable, conventional heavy rock based passages. "Time to live" is an evident, catching heavy rock tune with an effective, inflexible guitar rhythm section accompanied by the powerful, emotional and screaming David Byron's vocals. "Lady wore black" is one of my all time favourite Uriah Heep composition, really rock with a folk touch and impressive vocals parts. Everything is accomplished with a tremendous energy and a great sense of melody. "The Park" is a ravishing ballad with outstanding, very emotional, sad vocals. A tune that can really give you shivers. This band beats all the 70's and 90's challengers in the progressive hard rock genre, stylistically, emotionally and technically. I highly recommend a listen on this convincing album.
philippe | 5/5 |


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