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Gospel According to Zeus Import

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Digitally remastered edition of this 1970 album from the heavy Progressive Rock act. The album is sought after by Prog, Rock and Freakbeat fans as well as Hip Hop DJs, who have liberally sampled the drum solo on the album's closing track, 'The Sorcerer Of Isis'. Traffic Entertainment.

Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 3, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: 101 DISTRIBUTION
  • ASIN: B004TB6GJK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,887,726 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
U.S. album from 1970.

Maybe 3,5 stars actually but not the forgotten masterpiece some people talk about - in my opinion. This band has similarities to Mountain, Led Zeppelin and Iron Butterfly. It kicks of greatly with "It Couldn't Be Me" and "In the Night", two rather short tracks that has strong melodies amongst all the heavy fuzz and doomy organ plus a good singer and some nice vocal backing also. Track 3 "Green Grass & Clover" is a calmer song full of harpsichord and religious lyrics. Nice with a contrast to the previous hard attacks. Track 5 "The death trip" is just what the title says a long track about death and beyond ("walk towards the light"). I am willing to accept this track too, based on its original topic and 'interesting' lyrics. The song itself may be a bit limited, and monotonous but has nice organ and some strong punctuated (almost hypnotic) rhytm. Track 9 "Hard Working Man" is a short track (around 2 minutes) but manages to save the day anyway with its very catchy melody and heavy riffs. The last track "Sorcerer of Isis (The Ritual of the Mole)" is another long track that unfortunately doesn't have so many shifting themes, it is a rather boring finale that could have been a more powerful and bold statement.

This band sounds best when they manage to stay out of the trap of sounding like tiresome generic garagerock, and instead sounds like an original mix of late psych-rock and early 70's melodic hardrock.

There are better albums in this genre out there and worse also. What lifts this slightly above the average bunch of heavy rock bands is orginality in some arrangements and a different lyrical topic. Kudos also for the nice packaging from Akarma and their digipac.

Another thing worth mentioning is that this is CD has a good sound, unlike some of the earlier CD-releases on other labels by this album.
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This is how I came to know the Power of Zeus.

Was watching an NFL game and they were doing some public interest piece during the halftime show and in the background they were playing this hop hop song that had some really heavy hard rock electric blues being looped and sampled. The vocalist was screeching in a way that made me think it might have been the White Stripes being sampled.

Anyways I couldn't make out any of the words being shrieked but I had enough from the person rapping to punch it into Google and come up with Obie Trice, Eminem's partner in crime. Dug a bit more and boom... a heavy hard rock blues album that I've never ever heard of.

It's kind of on the order of some old Deep Purple or early Sabbath or Iron Butterfly, and for the first time in a decade.. I could listen to some heavy 70's rock without being somewhat burnt and uninspired.

If anyone's still reading... then if you like hard electric drug induced blues and you just can't bear to listen to another round of Zeppelin II - then you'll enjoy this. It AIN'T Zeppelin by any means but take a bong rip and you won't even care.
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I am not positive but i think this came out in 1969. It is great for anyone looking into rare early 70's/late 60's rockers. I love stuff like Leafhound, Blue Cheer, Captain Beyond, Dust, Lucifer's Friend, Bang, Cactus, Warhorse, Warpig, High Tide, Atomic Roster, Silberbart, etc etc etc....I love the old fuzzy heavies!!!

I can't believe AMAZON has this!!! Get it, it has killer fuzz guitars with a smokin' organ rippin on top of it!! Some gospel-esque vocals at times, but overall, really good stuff!!
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Classic rock tones with an emphasis on electric guitar and Hammond organ.
If you like Uriah Heep early days, with a hint of Iron Butterfly music this should absolutely appeal to you.
While it is similar musically the singer has a nice deep tone to his voice reminiscent of 90's grunge.

All this in a 60's psychedelic package. I first got this vinyl as a gift for buying a stereo in 1974 (my first) and the let me pick out a few albums for free. Power of Zeus and Big Star Radio City were two that I picked and never heard of. Needless to say I was happy with both choices.

Like Uriah Heep's first albums not every song is a killer (some filler) but the good songs are really good. (At least 5 of them).
I have never seen another vinyl copy in all my life and mine is worn out. This CD was a welcome addition to my CD collection.
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Well-written songs, well-played and well-produced. Funky rhythms. Excellent lyrics. I give it five stars because it's one of those gems that actually delivers on the promise.
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