Steamhammer – Steamhammer (1969)

Steamhammer_13 out of 5 Stars!

Not quite sure how to rate this album. Many tracks are nothing more than traditional blues-based rock with a touch of psychedelic rock, whereas on a few other tracks the band includes some traces of progressive rock and seems to intentionally mimic early Jethro Tull, adding flute and the singer doing his best Ian Anderson impression. Overall, I’d equate Steamhammer to a band such as Status Quo trying to meld themselves with Wishbone Ash and Jethro Tull.

Therefore, this is a mixed affair for me. Nothing overly special, but nothing that completely turns me off either. An average release.

On a side note, the album features one BUTT-UGLY cover.

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