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Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Metal
In the early/mid seventies, the German and English Rock band Epitaph was one of the "big ones" in the German Rock Business. Their feeling for good and irresistible melodies paired with powerful Rock soon made them a nam... more »
In the early/mid seventies, the German and English Rock band Epitaph was one of the "big ones" in the German Rock Business. Their feeling for good and irresistible melodies paired with powerful Rock soon made them a name to be reckoned with. Comparisons to their Anglo-Saxon idols like Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Uriah Heep soon vanished with their own style and panache delivered on their 1971 debut album, Epitaph. Of particular note is the impressive ability and musicianship of the individual band members, giving this record a memorable and lasting presence.
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znodog | nyc, usa | 08/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Most German bands and most late 60's, early 70's bands usually come out of the gate playing bluesy spacey hard rock and developing into a progressive machine for musicians to grow. Like Eloy, Lucifer's Friend, Birth Control or Grobschnitt humble rock tunes turned into big time arrangements and soundscapes.Epitaph did things the other way, by starting out on their debut playing complicated sensitive music with mellotron adding a majestic touch of class.With very heartfelt vocals and busy lenghty songs,this is a progressive classic.Also the bonus tracks add up to another EP'S worth of music showing some prog and some of the hard rock guitar music that came later.Then after this great showing they started to just simplify. To the point of just another rock'n roll band with ruff and ready twin guitars and lead vocals. A backwards progression but they rock well and developed a good style of rock tunes with bite. In fact they just released a 2008 album and Cliff Jackson's great voice is still there. From a Prog Planet and back to Earth again. A very unique band that went against the grain and just kicked back and made simple music. A must have for Krautrock fans..."