DEEP PURPLE — Deep Purple In Rock (review)

DEEP PURPLE — Deep Purple In Rock album cover Album · 1970 · Hard Rock Buy this album from MMA partners
5/5 ·
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Speed kings...

Genre: hard rock

"In Rock" is one of the best rock albums of all times! It contains nothing but classics! And there are plenty of things on it that should appeal to metalheads and general rock fans alike.

The tracks "Speed King" (a legendary hard rocker in its own right) and "Flight of the Bat" are very much precursors of heavy metal music, with their uptempo beats and hard rocking guitars, as is "Hard Lovin' Man" which its galloping rhythm guitar. The groovy "Bloodsucker" is also a guitar-driven hard rocker, containing a type of blues scale based riffage which Rage Against the Machine would later give a central position in their brand of rap metal. THen there is the masterpiece "Child in Time" which is more of a progressive semi-psychedelic epic track, but it contains a lot of guitar work that would influence later neo-classical heavy metal.

There's so much that can be said about this album, but mere words cannot describe this behemoth of a rock music masterpiece. Check it out for yourself.
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Pekka wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Haven't listened to this in a long while, but inspired by this review it's back in the player :) One of these days I should get some more classic Purple, now I only own this one and Made in Japan.

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