Monday, October 17, 2011
The first song you need to listen to is Fly A way. Oh my god that isn't early Sabbath you are hearing but early Maiden. If you said oh its Smiler I would have taken your word for it. It's fast and riffy with a high lyric. This isn't like this all the way through, and songs like Rock Ba Rock are often proggy. But there are a lot of songs where they take those riffs or solos have have them speed up to almost NWOBHM levels.
Lyrically and musically its like these guys loved Sabbath but took a more Robert Plant approach to the vocal. I am really blown away but how this clearly early 70's band captured of a later sound. I think this may be a live recording which can account for some of the speed and excitement in the performance. But DAMN!! The image is taken from William Tell's Guitar where these is also a review.