Deep Purple In Rock on 180g LP
In 1970 heavy metal was just beginning and it was Deep Purple that combined the heaviness and the speed to form what we now know as heavy metal. In Rock is one of those seminal breakout albums, Deep Purple's fourth studio effort overall and the first from the classic Mark II lineup featuring Ian Gillan (vocals), Jon Lord (organ), Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), Roger Glover (bass) and Ian Paice (drums). Heavy guitar riffs from Blackmore and heavily fuzzed organ from Lord were now the order of the day. The powerhouse opening track, "Speed King" blasts out of the speakers with a raw, unbridled hard rock fury and they don't let up from here with further blistering epics like "Child in Time" and "Flight of the Rat" following in similar heavy handed fashion.