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Uriah Heep


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2.81 | 167 ratings

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3 stars Alive again

After the mediocre Conquest, and more than half of the musicians from this album replaced by others Uriah Heep decided to go more hard rock this time than on previouses albums. First exit Hensley enter John Sinclair - a very good keyboard player but not even close to Hensley in manner of playing, exit Slade and return of the magic drumer Lee Kerslake - after 2 years touring and composing with another rebel from rock music Ozzy Osbourne contributing at 2 of the most stunning albums ever Blizzard of ozz and Diary of a madman, Kerslake return to UH now for good. Trevol Bolder aswell gone two and a half years to Wishbone Ash and return to UH in 1983, till then the replace was Bob Daisley ex Rainbow, and finaly but not least a new singer Peter Golby replaced Sloman (good choice). So, after all this replacements the music remains Heep but more hard rock with AOR leanings. Not a bad album among the good Uriah Heep albums no doubt, but the magic of the early days were gone. Anyway still some very good tracks here like:Too Scared To Run,Chasing Shadows, On the rebound and Think It Over ( a Bolder-Sloman piece) feturing as bonus track on Conquest. These are the best from here the rest are ok but not stunning. Abominog was a succes in Heep's career and sell very well, that's why this album is considered among the best UH albums. To me is a good album but not excellent. 3.5 stars and i will end quoting Tarcisio Moura

"Certainly this is not a good start for a novice, but if you like good, well played AOR, and is an open minded UH fan, you should give it a try."

b_olariu | 3/5 |


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