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ARGUS

Wishbone Ash

 

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the philosopher
4 stars Argus of Wishbone Ash is an archetypical classic rock album. Some bluesrock influences still, but much less then in Wishbone's debut. This record is a compilation of boogierock and (hard)rock songs with a lot of guitarsolo's played by both guitarists. The heaviness ranges from rock to hardrock, but never get's really heavy. The sound is optimistic and harmonious, but never get's near symphonic rock/prog.

My favourite songs are the up-tempo "Sometime World", because of the swingin' bass play and catchy guitarsolo's and "The King will Come" with its marsrhythm opening and wah-wah pedal guitar.

Wishbone Ash is a bit tame in comparison with hardrockbuddy's Deep Purple. Sometimes I miss the "controlled chaos" like in 'In Rock". This certainly is Wishbone Ash's best effort, but some more agressiveness in vocals or guitar could have done it some good. This record is some must-have for hardrock fanatics, but for prog-listeners this is just a nice addition: not progressive, but it offers some nice and subtle instrumental parts.

the philosopher | 4/5 |

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