British blues-rock quartet Atomic Rooster's third album was 1971's IN HEARING OF, featuring "The Devil's Answer."
2001 reissue includes three extra songs.
CD contains 3 bonus tracks.
Much less bombastic than the band's earlier releases, In Hearing Of is almost funky at times, with "The Devil's Answer" sounding like a meeting between Memphis soul and British rock. The lyrics are doom-laden in the spirit of much of this genre of British hard rock at the time, and pseudo-classical references crop up from time to time, but Vincent Crane's keyboards are generally tasty, and the melodies are often downright memorable. ~ Jim Newsom