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 ·
LightningRider
When I was first starting out on music forums, Deep Purple were nothing compared to Led Zeppelin, my long time favorite band. Of course, once I heard a lot of other classic rock bands, I realized that Deep Purple were everything compared to the vast majority of hard rock acts. Deep Purple, who practically invented progressive rock, were taking part in the scene pioneered by the likes of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, and before they switched from their proggy days to their hard rock days, the group achieved a middle-point which gives you everything you need to know about Deep Purple with a unique kind of magic. Deep Purple's proggy side really takes you away to magic worlds, and songs like Child in Time, with its epic metal wailing and slow build-up, really nail that Deep Purple trademark. But combined with the heavy metal side we'd see throughout the rest of the 70's, there's a perfect and even balance between magic and steel that in my opinion makes this more essential to Deep Purple than Machine Head. There's a mysticism in the lyrics that most Deep Purple albums don't have, and every member of the band is playing like they know it.
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