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SHEER HEART ATTACK

Queen

 

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The Crow
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4 stars Sheer Heart Attack is, along with A Night at the Opera, is the most important Queen's album in my opinion.

Produced again by Roy Thomas Baker and the band itself, Sheer Heart Attack is a very diverse and stimulating collection of very good songs which revolve between art rock (Lily of the Valley, In the Lap of the Gods), prog-rock (Brighton Rock), pop (Misfire, Killer Queen) and even one of the first thrash metal songs in history (Mercury's Wreckage classic and a true milestone for metal)

The result is one of the funniest and more enchanting Queen's albums. A disc resistant to many plays with tons of great compositions (especially the ones with Mercury's signature) and the moment when both the guitars of May and Mercury's vocals began to acquire their true personality.

Best Tracks: Killer Queen (the first Queen's true hit), Brighton Rock (awesome guitar work), Lily of the Valley (just beautiful), Now I'm Here (an almost flawless hard rock song) Stone Cold Crazy (thrash metal before the genre was born) and In the Lap of the Gods Revisited (a true hymn)

Conclusion: Queen II was a superb album, maybe even better than Sheer Heart Attack in general terms. But this third effort demonstrated that these guys were one of the most diverse, versatile and stimulating bands of the seventies, able to success in very different genres and styles without losing their signature sound.

Strongly recommended!

My rating: ****

The Crow | 4/5 |

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