• Fri. Apr 19th, 2024

Very Heepy Very Purple VIII is album 39 from Avi Rosenfeld. Born in 1980 in Israel, this retro-flavored rocker proudly and shamelessly wears his influences on his sleeves, as the title of this album implies. The man has been keeping busy over the years, with this being his latest release.

I love listening to these “retro rock” artists who pay homage to the classic hard rock musicians who paved the way for them and served as inspirations. Rosenfeld was a fan of artists like Dio, Deep Purple, and Uriah Heep, and pays tribute to them with his newest album of studio material, teaming him up with a variety of musicians and vocalists.



The sheer variety of the music Rosenfeld unleashes on this record will strongly appeal to fans of classic hard rock and heavy metal; the homages to classic artists with his own spin on things greatly helps the experience. The musicians on the record do a solid job, though the one place the record tends to struggle somewhat is the vocals. There are many different singers on the record, and not all of them seem suited to the material at hand. Fortunately, the good aspects still outweigh the bad.

Fans of retro rock and roll will love listening to the latest from Avi Rosenfeld. If you want to take a trip back in time in the rock world, Very Heepy Very Purple VIII will do the job nicely.

By Taylor T Carlson

Taylor T Carlson Assistant Editor/Senior Staff Writer Taylor T. Carlson was born August 17, 1984, and has called the Vegas Valley home his entire life. A die-hard fan of classic rock and metal music, Taylor has been writing album and concert reviews since he was 16 years old, and continues to do so, having done well over 1,000 reviews. He is also a fan of video gaming and cinema, and has reviewed a number of games and films as well, old and new alike. His thorough and honest (some would say brutally honest) reviewing style has won him the respect of hundreds of music fans and musicians alike, both local and abroad, and the ire of just as many others. Despite being one of the youngest attendees at classic hard rock/metal shows around Vegas, he is also one of the most knowledgeable, having gained the unofficial nickname of “The Eddie Trunk of Las Vegas.” In addition to reviews, Taylor has written and self-published three books on classic hard rock bands, and is a regular participant in rock and roll trivia contests. Taylor also holds a masters degree in special education from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), and has appeared on the hit History Channel television series Pawn Stars. His dream is to be able to one day make a living from writing music books and reviews.

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