Uriah Heep
Into the Wild
Style: Hard Rock
Release date: 15 April, 2011
Playing time: 52:58

In days of fold, Uriah Heep suffered from being compared to Deep Purple. My personal opinion has always been that it was unjust to rate this excellent band as a second tier band in the wake of Purple. Uriah Heep has always been first class and with "Into the Wild" Uriah Heep delivers their best album in years.

Actually, when I gave the album the first spell, I was pretty sure this would not be any good. The first track on the album, “Nail on the Head”, is just a plain boring tune and not really in tune with what I would call classic Heep. Fortunately the rest of the album is awesome, so all is fine; there is plenty of stuff that will delight fans of the classic sound of Uriah Heep.

The title track is perhaps not so classic sounding but very worthwhile nonetheless. Tracks like "Southern Star", "Money Talk" and "Trail of Diamonds" are really the kind of stuff I expect from this fine band. "Trail of Diamonds" is one of the bands excellent epic tracks and most likely the best track on the album in the long run.

If you are in any way a fan of the band you should also pick up this their 23rd album. If you just like melodic, often organ driven, hard rock you should also buy this album, you won’t be disappointed.


01. Nail on the Head
02. I Can See You
03. Into the Wild
04. Money Talk
05. Trail of Diamonds
06. Lost
07. Believe
08. Southern Star
09. I'm Ready
10. T-bird Angel
11. Kiss of Freedom

Label: Frontiers Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 66/100
Reviewed by: Steen Schøn
Date: 15 May, 2011
Website: www.uriah-heep.com