4.5 out of 5 Stars!
A long-forgotten Detroit band, Power of Zeus released its one and only album back in 1970, and it’s another “near-masterpiece collection” from a Motor City band, although perhaps more influenced by U.K. acts of the same era.
Loaded with Hard Rock with Heavy Psych guitar and keyboard tones, along with a hint of Progressive Rock, Power of Zeus reminded me of a cross between varied groups such as Steppenwolf, Bloodrock, Argent, Birth Control, and early Uriah Heep and Deep Purple, only with somewhat of a “garage band” atmosphere, and featuring one hell of a powerful vocalist to boot.
Basically speaking, Power of Zeus is another horribly obscure band that, in a perfect world, should have continued on for many years (and many more albums) in which to experiment and further develop its sound.
Ah, yes, for me, nothing beats a Hammond-enriched band with that early-’70s vibe I miss so damned much, especially a band with the obvious chops to perhaps go on to even grander and greater achievements if only given a chance.