Inspired by the likes of Deep Purple, Uriah Heep and Rainbow, Very Heepy Very Purple VI is the 30th album from multi-talented artist Avi Rosenfeld. It was released on January 21st 2017 & sees the guitar master collaborating with musicians from all over the world.
The opening song, Battles Rain has an upbeat melody that will instantly put you in an old-school rock mind. A nice bassy beat & wonderful use of a Hammond organ makes it very memorable but it’s Crash Into The Burning Sun that really gets things going. A great guitar driven rock song.
When Avi Rosenfeld says that this album is inspired by the likes of Deep Purple & Uriah Heep he isn’t joking. Sometimes though, it crosses the line a little too much such as on the likes of Sole Survivor & She’s a Woman.
However songs like Help Me My Brother & Dragonslayer are such badass rock songs that it’s impossible to not enjoy. The latter of the two is unashamedly Rainbow-like but it sounds so much fresher.
Where Very Heepy Very Purple VI excels are in the songs that showcase great imagination. The Desert And The Wind middle eastern style with excellent use of a violin really stands out. Stunning vocal work & the unique sounds of a Mellotron alongside the Hammond just shines. It’s followed by Castles Burning, a song that serves as a great reminder of just how powerful a set of keyboards can be in rock music.
Very Heepy Very Purple VI ends on the stunning Lonely Ship, a beautiful finale where the amazing vocals work of Avi just soars! A fine finish to a very fine album. It’s old-school rock vibe doesn’t dominate as much as you might think especially when you get past the first couple of tracks.
Avi Rosenfeld – Very Heepy Very Purple VI Full Track Listing:
1. Battles Rain
2. Crash Into The Burning Sun
3. Sole Survivor
4. Help Me My Brother
5. The Desert And The Wind
6. Castles Burning
7. Shes A Woman
8. Dragon Slayer
9. State Of Decay
10. Lonely Ship
Avi Rosenfeld - Very Heepy Very Purple VI (Self-Released)
The Final Score - 8/10