Demons and Wizards

Uriah Heep - Demons and Wizards
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May 19, 1972 / Release Date
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Mercury / Label
Hard Rock / Genres
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A few of the tracks are unavoidably classics, but it's hard to get passed their predilection for wizards and magic and all that other stupid D&D bullshit that has no place in rock (aside from Zeppelin's interpolations and references to Tolkein)
Uriah Heep was somewhat of a poor-mans Deep Purple. Demons and Wizards was perhaps their most successful release as far as entire albums are concerned. On this album some of the songwriting seems tangled and not quite cohesive i.e. Paradise never truly slams home the epic statement it was trying to reach. The song sounds disjointed not finely tuned. This album does have it's moments with short punchy tunes such as Easy Livin', Traveler In Time and Rainbow Demon, the stand-out track being, The ... read more
Reaching the peak of their gloomy, metal myth, they unleash demons and wizards to fortify their epic creation.
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Added on: September 20, 2014