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Uriah Heep - Wake The Sleeper CD (album) cover

WAKE THE SLEEPER

Uriah Heep

 

Heavy Prog

3.46 | 158 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars Wake the sleeper was released in 2008 after almost a decade pause of this legendary band. I'm a fan of the band and a big one, have all their albums, saw them live twice in 1992 while promoting Different world album and second in 2008 promoting this album, and was quite an experince keeping in mind that all members has good over 50 in age. Anyway this is a good album in Uriah Heep tradition , comnining hard rock elemnts with more heavy prog arrangements. The guitar is good, Mick Box is one of my fav guitarists ever and here he done no wrong, the voice of Bernie is excellent, all is well done. But, there is a but while is a good record , some passages are only usual, nothing excellent or groundbreaking, and for that this album is more only for UH fans. A good come back, ok the band was not disbanded they took a break only. 3 stars for this one, their next one Into the wild is much better, is even one of the best of the band in last 20 years. Someting to add, the legendary drumer Lee Kerslake is not present here because of some healt problems, the place is taken by Russell Gilbrook who dome a good job for sure and integrated perfectly in the UH sound. All pieces are ok, nothing more nothing less.
b_olariu | 3/5 |

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