Rush – Caress of Steel Reviews

Caress of Steel

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13 responses to “Rush – Caress of Steel Reviews”

  1. Oded says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Definitely get this album. It’s as good as 2112, Fly By Night, and all of Rush’s other albums from the era.

  2. Tabitha says:

    If many people on this side say that this album is underrated, then should not a wake-up call? Caress Of Steel seems crude and under-produced, but I think that is what the album is available for the appeal. It stars with “Bastille Day”, a rocker with imaginative lyrics. “I Think I'm Going Bald”, even though they were scurrilous texts, is still a great song. If anything, this track, it's the music that counts, the rocks and is catchy. “Lakeside Park” is probably my least favorite here, is still a big gentle melody. “The Necromancer” is the bands first attempt on a 10 + minutes epic. Look at the middle section with furious guitar solos. “The Fountain Of Lamneth 'Rush' first 20-minute epic, once again, if not for the lyrics, the music more than for them. It ranges from hard rock to soothing classical guitar pop / hard rock for everyone from hard rock again. It is the most advanced here. Overall, a great effort by Rush. That's what I call the beginning of Rush's heavy progressive rock, and it would be more refined than the later releases give.

  3. Valmai says:

    This unfairly overlooked album is a treasure trove of early 70s heavy prog rock. The second album with the amazing Neil Peart behind the pen and a drum kit, Caress has the raw intensity and sincerity that the band started their career on. Fast-moving tracks like “Bastille Day” and “I Think I'm Goin 'Bald” equilibrium slower approach of the two pieces, “The Necromancer” (thinly disguised Tolkien, gotta love it!) And “The Fountain of Lamneth. “Both parts of the approach are the classical and preview of the band in full-blown, hard rock must-have” concept album 2112 (and later, “Hemispheres”). If you order the world of Sonic Rush, do not forget, Caress of Steel!

  4. Twyla says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Yes, I’m Going Bald While I’m Listening to This Album!
    Between classic albums “Fly by Night” and “2112″ Rush made this album which was both critically and commercially a downfall.

  5. Michael says:

    I can not believe people who claim to call themselves “Rush fans” do not dig this album. This brilliant album is probably the “Tolkien-ish” or “fantasy-like” from the entire Rush catalog (along with “Xanadu” of Kings and “By-Tor” and “Rivendell” from Fly By Night) . The “Necromancer” is outstanding, classic Rush! I think “The Fountain of Lamneth” one of the Great together with “Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres”, “2112″, “Cygnus X-1″ and “Xanadu.” Anyone with an open mind and digs prog as early Crimson, Genesis, Yes, Tull, Gentle Giant, and will love this album! For me, this album ranks with “Brain Salad Surgery”, “Relay”, “Larks' Tongues', 'A Passion Play” – at this level! PS I have not yet heard of the newly remastered version, but I'm sure it does not disappoint.

  6. Keshia says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Dark Music!!!!!! And so good!!!!!
    Rush has always been one of those bands that just does their own thing, (despite what the critics or the record companies suggest), and this album is no exception.

  7. Ryann says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great album that is underrated
    Caress Of Steel is such an underrated album by Rush. A lot of people don’t like it for various reasons.

  8. Anonymous says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Awesome Rush
    Rush, ROCK’S! They are the very best band for 3 guys. I have been a big fan for many, many, years. They were my first concert I went to see (1978)and I have been hooked on them…

  9. Psalm says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    CD purchases
    It’s nice to know that we have a place to find all sorts of music without to much hassle. I have been trying to find the RUSH cd I ordered for some time now in stores with not…

  10. Jagannath says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Brilliant Moments
    This album is often the hardest for any fan to rate. It shows growing pains and it shows brilliance.

  11. Naflah says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    not quite a rush just yet
    I have mixed feelings with this Rush album. Yes, it has some good moments, but I don’t think they *quite* found their songwriting style yet.

  12. Umberto says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    not quite a rush just yet
    I have mixed feelings with this Rush album. Yes, it has some good moments, but I don’t think they *quite* found their songwriting style yet.

  13. Gisbelle says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Rush’s wrongfully jeered masterpiece third album is still superb 32 years on
    Rush’s third album Caress of Steel was released in September of 1975, just eight months after their sophomore effort Fly by Night.

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