Uriah Heep – The Magician’s Birthday (1972) – Review

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Ah, it’s time for another one, ain’t it? A long time has passed since our last Heep review. And what better times than these difficult ones to write a new piece on one of the most underrated rock bands of all time.

And – of course – what immediately comes to mind is the year 1972. That is when the breakthrough record Demons and Wizards hit the shelves with a vengeance. And – more importantly – when Uriah Heep boasted one of their strongest lineups ever. David Byron, Ken Hensley, Mick Box, Lee Kerslake, and Gary Thain formed … [...] Click to raid more!

Hex A.D. – Astro Tongue in the Electric Garden (2020) – Review

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For many moons, the drums were beating about this new piece Hex A.D. were about to release. It will be good, they said. It’s from Norway, they said. And for once not of the blackest of black kind. Nor really metallic, neither.

In truth, the band’s file kinda disappeared into the murky depths of the review pipe. It’s sometimes a bit like one of those monstrous libraries. The filing system sucks, and your research always seems to turn up something else. But here I stumbled across a few pretty favorable opinions that gave me pause.

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Top 10 Songs of Uriah Heep!

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From time to time we like to reach backwards, way into times past. Uriah Heep has been a staple of the ’70s and ’80s, and they still are going strong to this day. This band for sure helped shape today’s rock and metal offerings through a style that would qualify as progressive. If not alternative at times, but for sure never fearful to experiment with new sounds and elements.  

The RMR deck crew already spilt a lot of ink on this specific band. It is now time to have a look at the Top 10 tracks they produced over time. The [...] Click to raid more!

Uriah Heep – Demons and Wizards (1972) – Review

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If you are looking to pick up some Uriah Heep records, there is no way around their 1972 piece Demons and Wizards. This one is probably one of the best, if not THE best album they made at that time. Or ever since for that matter, alongside The Magician’s Birthday, released surprisingly that same year.

And let’s not forget: The ’70s were the most productive set of years in the history of the band. On three occasions – 1971, 1972 and 1977 – Uriah Heep produced two albums. For each one of those years. And this is only for the studio albums, not counting [...] Click to raid more!