(8/10) Mick Box and his guys did a great job. The have written and recorded a new album with eleven awesome hardrock tunes. This is one of the records that clearly states that rock'n'roll has nothing to do with age. It's about passion and dedication. Uriah Heep has obviously both.

The band from England is already 45 years in business. Hits like „Easy livin’“ and „Lady in black“ are still milestones in the history of hardrock. „Outsider“, that’s the name of the new disc, is already record number 24 in their long history and still rocks. The other day I read a quote which said „Live is music. That’s why your heart has a beat“. I think, that this is more than valid for Uriah Heep.

The opening package "Speed of sound" and "One minute" doesn't take any prisoners. Strong and powerful music, that's what you get. It's seems that the band went through a fontaine of youth since a few albums. The first track which takes out speed a bit comes in middle of "Outsider". "Is anybody gonna help me" starts slower than some of the earlier tracks, but builds up to a riff based rock tune. The typical Uriah Heep keyboard sound gives the song a dense base on which vocals and guitar can shine. To keep the tension Uriah Heep placed one of the fastest tracks directly next. "Looking at you" is the name and the song breaths true rock'n'roll spirit. Last but not least the closer is also a tasty rock tune too. A thumbing bass and pounding drums are pushing the song forward and we should hope that "Say goodbye" is only relevant till the coming live shows and the next album.

Uriah Heep releases with "Outsider" a solid and rocking hardrock album. It's well crafted, got an excellent sound and makes fun to listen to. Thumbs up.

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Speed of sound
  2. One minute
  3. The law
  4. The outsider
  5. Rock the foundation
  6. Is anybody gonna help me?
  7. Looking at you
  8. Can't take that away
  9. Jessie
  10. Kiss the rainbow
  11. Say goodbye

 

Label: Frontiers Records

Genre: Hardrock

  

 

 

 

Mike Box and his guys did a great job. The have written and recorded a new album with ... awesome hardrock tunes. This is one of the records that rock'n'roll has nothing to do with age. It's about passion and dedication. Uriah Heep has obviously both.
The opening package "Speed of sound" and "One minute" doesn't take any prisoners. Strong and powerful music, that's what you get. It's seems that the band went through a fontaine of youth since a few albums. The first track which takes out speed a bit comes in middle of "Outsider". "Is anybody gonna help me" starts slower than some of the earlier tracks, but builds up to a riff based rock tune. Keyboards are giving the song a dense base on which vocals and guitar can shine. To keep the tension Uriah Heep placed one of the fastest tracks directly next. "Looking at you" is the name and the song breaths true rock'n'roll spirit. Last but nit least the closer is also a tasty rock tune. A thumbing bass and pounding drums are pushing the song forward and we cannhope that "Say goodbye" is onlyeant till the live shows and the next album.
Uriah Heep released with "Outsider" a solid and rocking hardrock album. It's well crafted and it makes fun to listen to it. Thumbd up.

(8/10)

 

CD review URIAH HEEP "Outsider"
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