Caress of Steel

Rush - Caress of Steel
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1975 Ratings: #29
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September 24, 1975 / Release Date
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Anthem / Label
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Discography Diaries #3: Rush
Album #3: Caress of Steel
Genre: Hard Rock, Progressive Rock
Date: 16/07/2020
Time: 3:55 PM

Continuing on with my dive through Rush's discography I see myself on their 3rd album, Caress of Steel. With me enjoying Fly By Night a fair bit I was hoping that we could continue this progression of sounds that were toyed with on that album, that being the more obscure and prog influenced sounds combined with the hard rock aesthetic. I was a bit worried going into this ... read more
This album is very very very very very underrated. Perhaps due to its length, however, The Fountain of Lamneth hits hard in a very good way.
Ive always known Caress of Steel was critics least favorite rush album but holy shit a 40 critic score cmon now. I really don’t understand the hate on this thing like yeah I Think I’m Going Bald is an eh track but Bastille Day and The Necromancer are top tier rush tracks for me, and The Fountain Of Lamneth is great as well. My only real problem with this thing is its length, but critiquing a rush album because its short is like yelling at a baby for crying. In conclusion I think ... read more
This can be REAL rough. Way too rough to the point where it doesn't make sense.

Favorite Track: Bastille Day (This song wrecks, I wish it was on a better album)

Least Favorite Track: I Think I'm Going Bald
Lakeside Park, and Bastille Day are some of my favorite Rush songs. The rest is pretty freaking weird
Rating: 3.65/5.00
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Track List

  1. Bastille Day
  2. I Think I'm Going Bald
  3. Lakeside Park
  4. The Necromancer
  5. - Into Darkness
  6. - Under The Shadow
  7. - Return Of The Prince
  8. The Fountain Of Lamneth
  9. - In The Valley
  10. - Didacts And Narpets
  11. - No One At The Bridge
  12. - Panacea
  13. - Bacchus Plateau
  14. - The Fountain
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Added on: May 8, 2014