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Deep Purple



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5 stars It's hard to believe there few new generations grew up after this LP was released! Absolute classic of heavy rock and one of (future) heavy metal very influential release. For decades for me it looked a bit strange to review that album - just virtually everyone was familiar with it!

But nowadays I more and more often see all-around music fans ,who believe that Blind Guardian is one great "early" hard rock example, and Labrie is one great heavy rock vocalist.

It's not funny any more, I just understand that possibly these 40 years gone from " In Rock" release are too long distance,and possibly we should start just to remind how real "early" heavy rock sounded when it still was REAL.

This album is far not ideal for me, and between absolutely excellent songs, as " Black Night" or " Child In Time" (best DP song for me ever) there are some quite average level compositions. But music is loud,music is true and it's played very competently. All album sounds very variable, ok,it was released when heavy rock still wasn't just a method of producing some money. Gillan voice is in extremely good form there, and in all when listening you feel kind of catharsis - state of mind and heart almost impossible when listening modern metal mass products.

Speaking about this music progressiveness, I am quite sceptic, and I believe this album's importance for later evolution of prog rock is mostly indirect. What doesn't make it less attractive or influential.

I believe virtually every music fan of previous few generations are familiar with release in details, but I really would like to recommend it for those,who want to understand, where from all that jazz was started. Play loud!

My rating is 4,5,rounded to 5.

snobb | 5/5 |


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