Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Long Lost Heavy Rock Classic
David Whitman | Wichita, KS USA | 07/05/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"John Cann, the guitarist for Hard Stuff, came hot off the heels of Atomic Rooster, a hard driving prog rock group led by keyboardist mastermind, Vincent Crane. Hard Stuff's Bulletproof, which was released under Deep Purple's Purple Label in 1972, was considerably heavier with thick mounds of aggressive guitar chords and lightning fast leads. The music itself is very rooted in the 70s and doesn't age as well as say, Black Sabbath or Led Zeppelin. But that's really if your ear is untrained to true 70s hard rock authenticity. Hard Stuff is to Blairwitch Project as Led Zeppelin is to Nightmare on Elm Street, with the latter being more raw, gritty, and not filtered through big production values and commercialism. Songs on the album like the hard hitting blues fest 'Sinister Minister' or the heavy metal self-document 'Time Gambler', convey a sense of soul, strength, and edginess which seem to be missing in most of today's contemporary hard rock music. To sum up, if you want to experience the vintage sounds of of an obscure long-haired, 70's metal group, then this is it.
Robert W. Garven Jr. | Ventura, CA | 05/20/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was in a heavy metal band "CIrith Ungol" for 22 years and these guys were one of my favorite bands and influences. I would highly reccommend this for any fan of heavy metal or hard rock."
Nearly lost Classic
T. Hardin | seaside,oregon | 06/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Here we have a true slab of proto-metal goodness.You'll notice I say "proto",as this doesnt quite reach Metal in my opinion though having said that,few bands of this era rocked as HARD! For point of reference,think a more raw,little-less-bluesy Led Zep minus Plants vocal wailings.This is great,catchy hard rock "from the day" played with spirit & grit.Dont hesitate if you can find it!!"