The stops have been pulled out here and you can just hear the class of this brilliant offering,the guys might be in there 50s but they can show the youngsters how to do it and do it well. I highly recommend this album for your collection you will love it. Hope review is of help to you. Please check out my other reviews you might find something of interest.
This is one of the best powerhouse rock album I have heard in a while. When I first came across this cd by The Heep,I had not heard of it before.
Having listened to this a few times,The Heep have not lost any of their energy and enthusiasm. If any thing they have turned it up a notch. The best Heep album since High and Mighty and 32 years in the making, 38 in my case as I waited another six before taking the plunge, probably due to the poor quality they have been releasing since 76 and I own a few of those.
Well worth the wait though as not a bad track on the album. One person found this helpful. This is a great album and equal to anything they have produced before, but with a harder edge. No filler tracks here, just essence of brilliance. I have only seen the Heep once and that was recently in Frome and it was a master class on how it's done, I just wished they played "What Kind Of God", blows me away.
The new album by Heep is simply put "Awesome". With each play, it just gets better and better, what an album to release on this, their 38th year as a band. Every song is a gem, the artwork is fantastic and looks especially good on the vinyl release. Buy it, you will love it Disappointing - and I'm a fan.
See all reviews. Director Peter M. Margolis of Dakota Pictures and his crew started filming on March 19, , when hundreds of fans gathered at Rhoads ' He says, "We began filming this documentary March 19, and I am hoping by the same time this year that we will finally be done with In general, I am very happy that we delivered to the fans the CD that they were waiting for.
To be honest, we have been According to the band, "the last-minute cancellation comes as a result of the tour promoter's complete lack of adherence to contractual stipulations concerning PA, lights, backline equipment, visas, All dates are below.
In the words of Mick Box , But new release at least will confirm for many that they still can rock! So, if you're UH fan, you possibly will enjoy this album. Far from their best works, album is still good enough to remind you your young years and grass was greener.
Hardly will attract new listeners, however. The album opens to the crashing power of the title track. Upbeat and relentless with it's instrumental assult, "Wake the Sleeper" arrives like a frieght train with crashing drums and the raging wail of Box's guitar. This song alone rocks harder than most classic rock, and especially hard when compared to the music band's from the '70's put out today.
Amazingly, the energy and intensity of this song is kept up through the entire album, with "Overload" and "Tears of the World" following up the gauntlet thrown down by the opener. The band is playing wonderfully here, with Box cranking out heavy guitar jams and solos while Gilbrook's drums are strikingly good-- in fact, the whole rhythm section is exceptional, helping turn somewhat ordinary hard-rock tunes into something special.
Lanzon's keys aren't given much to do beyond filling the background with organ tones, but the effect is one which brings back some of the old Heep sound.
Songwriting throughout Wake the Sleeper is hit and miss, though even when off the tunes are catchy and fun, thanks in no small part to the excellent vocals of Bernie Shaw-- who's voice may be getting better with age. It's unfortunate though that the group doesn't strive for more in its compositions A quibble, maybe, but enough to keep this Heep album from the top of the pack.
Overall, excellent-- the feel and playing on Wake the Sleeper was a wonderful surprise. Realistically this is a three-star album, but I am bumping it up because I was so impressed by the go-for-broke energy of the band.
Finally a prog comeback album that doesn't dissapoint! This is the band's first studio record in 10 years, after the release of "Sonic Origami". The general mood of the album is hammond-drenched powerful rock from mid to fast paced tempo without real slowdowns. Hence the album's evocative title. A hard tour-de-force. Propulsive thumping drumbeats open the way for exciting interplays between organ and electric guitar.
Melodies are top-notch with the traditional vocal choruses also multi-part harmonies adorning the eleven compositions. A little bit updated, to be honest and it couldn't be otherwise , but still very recognizable.
It's certainly worth it if you're into classic I mean 70s, i. Purple and UFO hard rock. And it's very important in its own right for it lays the foundations for the Heep's contemporary sound. I figured it was time to try them out again. Well, they did update their sound some, and after hearing the first two tracks, it sounded like they still retained the heavy organ sound along with the heavy rocking tracks. But they still reminded me of a poor-man's "Deep Purple". By the time you get to "Light of a Thousand Stars", you are hoping that you might get some variety, but instead you get a mediocre song that sounds like an attempt at a single.
This same mediocrity continues through "Heaven's Rain" and "Book of Lies". The songs just get more and more lackluster and emotionless. The best part is the instrumental that starts at the mark and continues to the end. Not a bad song, and at least it's a little different from the sameness that precedes it, but it still doesn't really justify buying the album. After that, the music returns to more mediocrity with "Ghost of the Ocean" and continues to the end. Overall, this album just doesn't have the spirit of the band at it's peak, even if Uriah Heep was never the amazing band they hoped to be, they came really close to it early on, but then they tried too hard and then fell victim to the corporate machine.
You get a bunch of songs on this album that have no progressive value to them at all, and the songs just sound too much the same and they also lack emotion. To me, it's just another run of the mill album. Oh well, I'll keep hoping that they come up with something interesting someday. Who knows? Maybe their newest album? After ''Sonic origami'' we had to wait 10 years for the new Uriah Heep record and if finally came. When i first heard ''Wake the sleeper'' I could not believe how god it was.
First song ''Wake the sleeper'' just blew my mind away, such a power on the drums, great riff. Then ''Overload'' also bril Wow ,there was a lot of hype surrounding this release ,did it live up to it? Absolutely - in spades! Heep is back! When I first heard about this album and saw the artwork I just wanted to get it right away.
Somehow I knew it would be great, and I was not dissapointed, many say this is thier best in many many years and I believe them. This is just as good as old Demons and wizards era Heep almos Great expectations are come true! Sound seems like truly Heepiest from their best albums of 70th. A lot of positive energy is on this album. The powerful start of this record keeps on the next tracks and finishes on the pleasant note.
Imho the most memorable songs are Tears of the World, What Ki Heep is back. A 10 year wait that , in the end, was worth it. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying.
Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Track Listing. Wake the Sleeper. Uriah Heep.Sep 12, · release, Uriah Heep's first studio album in almost 10 years. Wake The Sleeper is set to herald an exciting new phase for the band, taking their classic sound right into the future. The album see's Uriah Heep back to their very best and is set to become a future classic: sure to please their dedicated worldwide fan base and fans of /5(84).