Deep Purple - In Rock
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MickyT
70

'Deep Purple in Rock' is a pretty good classic hard rock experience from Deep Purple that delivers on energetic performances and heavy riffs, while it doesnt really stand out to me when compared to other, better hard rock albums at the time, I still came away with some tracks that I thought were great and moments where the band showed great prowess.

JustSomeGuy
78

The studio debut of Deep Purple's Mark II lineup does a much better job at proving their worth than that live symphonic collaboration they did with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. While this isn't as good as most of what the Mark I lineup did, In Rock gets straight to the point and really shows you why this is the lineup the band is best known for.

Right off the bat, I feel like Ritchie Blackmore's guitar work is even more lively than ever. For a guy who proved himself time and time again ... read more

Enneti
60

Great riffs, great solos (guitar and keyboard), but absolute shit mix... Child In Time is amazing and actually sounds great somehow.

TheBricker
70

Their first album with the definitive lineup, Ian Gillan and Roger Glover have finally arrived here. And right here we get the heaviest album from Deep Purple so far, they truly went fully into the rock. But there's an issue, it felt to me like they simultaneously tried to make a psychedelic hard rock record, which, of course, can be done really well, but for Deep Purple who were, well, a bit new in the heavy field, this just didn't do it as good for me as their previous albums or the ones that ... read more

Enneti
60

Great riffs, great solos (guitar and keyboard), but absolute shit mix... Child In Time is amazing and actually sounds great somehow.

allonlevin72
75

"Child In Time" blew my mind when I was a kid and I'm still convinced Ritchie Blackmore is some kind of wizard.

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Added on: April 26, 2014