By Enrico Spinelli

There are bands that have made history and that, inexplicably, have not collected what they deserved, among these certainly a place of honour goes to Uriah Heep, a group that is particularly dear to me right from the name (which comes straight from one of the masterpieces by Charles Dickens) and who has made some of the most significant albums in the history of beautiful music, one above all "Demons and Wizards" (immense).

Never too lucky with the line-up, and unfortunately orphaned by a great keyboardist like Ken Hensley (RIP), ours are back with a record that makes things clear right from the title: the 11 tracks contained here, for about an hour of music, in fact they have a thousand colours and most of these are perfect for making a healthy mess in rock sauce. The group's proposal is always that of a beautiful rocky hard rock, with perfectly fitting progressive inserts, often devoid of that pimping and radio refrain and full of keyboard inserts perfectly blended with the other instruments, accompanied by a great vocalist and a powerful production but where each element shines with its own identity. 

The tracks flow extremely pleasant since the opener "Save Me Tonight", often giving unexpected openings as in "Golden Light" or epic escapes such as "Freedom to be Free" (a bit cheeky in the title but really impactful), up to to the rock'n'roll finale of "Closer to Your Dreams". An excellent return for a band that does not want to stop and settle down on a comfortable curriculum and that goes on with its head held high, proud standard-bearer of classy Rock.

Giovanni Gagliano

Passionate about music I wrote my first article for "Given To Rock" in 2012, reaching now 30K global followers. I am also a musician, gigging around London.

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