It’s incredible that a band with 24 albums under their belt and such a long history can still surprise us with their music. But, here we are, and their latest album is simply fantastic. Uriah Heep is a legendary British rock band that has been entertaining audiences for over five decades. With their unique blend of hard rock, heavy metal, and progressive rock, they have created a sound that is instantly recognizable and beloved by fans around the world.
The band’s latest release, “Chaos and Color,” is no exception. This album is a true masterpiece that showcases the band’s incredible musical talent and their unwavering commitment to their craft.
The Beginning: A Progressive Start with “Save me tonight”
The album starts with a powerful progressive first song that sets the tone for the rest of the record. Make no mistake this is classic Heep.
Timeless Classics: “Hail the Sunrise” and “Age of Changes”
“Hail the Sunrise” and “Age of Changes,” are both crafted to perfection, with lead vocalist Bernie Shaw’s vocals flying over the instrumental melodies with ease. These songs are timeless and showcase the band’s remarkable musical fluidity and beauty.
Rock N’ Roll at its Best: “Golden Light”
“Golden Light” sprinkles listeners with electricity from the beginning, with a sound that is suspiciously similar to DEEP PURPLE. The song’s energy builds and never settles, making it a standout track on the album.
The Best of Both Worlds: “You’ll Never Be Alone”
“You’ll Never Be Alone,” has exciting, slightly chaotic parts that barely hold together. The vocal part may be somewhat flat, but in the end, it’s one of the best tracks on the album.
Experimenting with Progressive Rock: “Fly Like an Eagle”
“Fly Like an Eagle” is more progressive, with vocals that appear out of place at first. It feels like an experimental song with bits and pieces scattered throughout.
The Epic Finale: “Freedom To Be Free”
As the album reaches its conclusion, URIAH HEEP unveils the epic song, “Freedom To Be Free.” The song gives more space for all the instruments to settle in, showcasing the clarity and melody of the band’s playing. The bass solo by Dave Rimmer and Phil Lanzon’s Hammond parts are especially noteworthy, as is Russell Gilbrook’s hard-hitting drumming.
The Final Touch: “Closer to Your Dreams”
The final track, “Closer to Your Dreams,” closes the record with a fast punch of energy and power in a style that is very characteristic of URIAH HEEP. The song feels connected to the previous track, “Freedom to Be Free,” making for a satisfying conclusion to the album.
The Legacy of Uriah Heep
Uriah Heep is one of the most iconic and influential rock bands of all time. With “Chaos and Color,” they continue to solidify their legacy as one of the greatest rock bands of all time. The album is a true masterpiece that showcases the band’s incredible musical talent and their unwavering commitment to their craft.
Fans of classic rock, heavy metal, and progressive rock will find a lot to love with “Chaos and Color.” This album is a must-have for any fan of great music and is sure to be remembered as one of the great rock albums of our time.
Chaos & Colour Track List:
- Save Me Tonight
- Silver Sunlight
- Hail the Sunrise
- Age of Changes*
- One Nation, One Sun
- Golden Light
- You’ll Never Be Alone
- Fly Like an Eagle
- Freedom to Be Free
- Closer to Your Dreams*
- Save Me Tonight (Demo)**
Uriah Heep are –
MICK BOX – Lead Guitar / Vocals
PHIL LANZON – Keyboards / Vocals
BERNIE SHAW – Lead Vocals
DAVE RIMMER – Bass Guitar / Vocals
RUSSELL GILBROOK – Drums & Percussion
Uriah Heep discography
…Very ‘Eavy …Very ‘Umble – 1970
Salisbury – 1971
Look at Yourself – 1971
Demons and Wizards – 1972
The Magician’s Birthday – 1972
Sweet Freedom – 1972
Wonderworld – 1974
Return to Fantasy – 1975
High and Mighty – 1976
Firefly – 1977
Innocent Victim – 1977
Fallen Angel – 1978
Conquest – 1980
Abominog – 1982
Head First – 1983
Equator – 1985
Raging Silence – 1989
Different World – 1991
Sea of Light – 1995
Sonic Origami – 1998
Wake the Sleeper -2008
Into the Wild – 2011
Outsider – 2014
Living the Dream – 2018
Chaos & Colour – 2023