Deep Purple - Stormbringer


8 | 205 votes |
Release date: 10 December 1974
Style: Heavy metal, Hard rock

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01. Stormbringer
02. Love Don't Mean A Thing
03. Holy Man
04. Hold On
05. Lady Double Dealer
06. You Can't Do it Right
07. High Ball Shooter
08. The Gypsy
09. Soldier Of Fortune

[35th Anniversary Edition bonus tracks:]
10. Holy Man [Glenn Hughes remix]
11. You Can't Do It Right [Glenn Hughes remix]
12. Love Don't Mean A Thing [Glenn Hughes remix]
13. Hold On [Glenn Hughes remix]
14. High Ball Shooter [instrumental]

Line-up
David Coverdale - vocals
Jonathan Douglas "Jon" Lord - keyboards
Ritchie Blackmore - guitars
Ian Paice - drums
Glenn Hughes - bass, vocals

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19.01.2010 - 20:56
Rating: 10
lord artan
I love this album
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24.01.2010 - 16:38
Rating: 7
Syk
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At first I was regretting not getting the 08/09 reissue with more versions of the same songs, but the only thing I love about this album is the title track - about the only hard rock on here. Almost all of the other 10ish DP albums I've heard are far better IMO. Haven't listened to it since around the time I got it as it's so soft compared to the others... wonder if I could boost it up one or two points...
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05.01.2012 - 21:33
JohnDoe
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I love this album; surely it's not as good as Burn, but still very enjoyable.
The weaker tracks are the 2 Hughes numbers You can't do it right and Love don't mean a thing; still listenable though, they're not bad at all.
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06.01.2012 - 16:33
Rating: 8
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Guest on 05.01.2012 at 21:33

I love this album; surely it's not as good as Burn, but still very enjoyable.
The weaker tracks are the 2 Hughes numbers You can't do it right and Love don't mean a thing; still listenable though, they're not bad at all.

I agree with you sir. Although those tracks might be more boring, I still feel Glenn was a better singer than David back then, but David improved immensely in those early years of Whitesnake.
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06.01.2012 - 21:59
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Milena on 06.01.2012 at 16:33

I agree with you sir. Although those tracks might be more boring, I still feel Glenn was a better singer than David back then, but David improved immensely in those early years of Whitesnake.


Glenn is still way better than David (even though I do like David) just check out his work on Black Country Communion and especially the BCC live dvd that was released this year. Glenn is totally the voice of rock.
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06.01.2012 - 22:14
Rating: 8
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 06.01.2012 at 21:59

Glenn is still way better than David (even though I do like David) just check out his work on Black Country Communion and especially the BCC live dvd that was released this year. Glenn is totally the voice of rock.

Well, I'm still a bit inclined to vote for David, simply because of the evolution and my love for 70's Whitesnake. Though my grades for 80's Whitesnake are way higher simply because those are coherent albums and are probably one of the more decent things glam metal left behind... the older albums just had good songs that shined but nothing special in the rest.
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06.01.2012 - 22:26
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Milena on 06.01.2012 at 22:14

Well, I'm still a bit inclined to vote for David, simply because of the evolution and my love for 70's Whitesnake. Though my grades for 80's Whitesnake are way higher simply because those are coherent albums and are probably one of the more decent things glam metal left behind... the older albums just had good songs that shined but nothing special in the rest.


Whitesnake have never been glam metal. They might have looked glam with the hair, but then again so did most thrash bands in the 80s, but their music had nothing to do with it at all.
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06.01.2012 - 22:34
Troy Killjoy
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If Whitesnake weren't glam then what were they? I've always thought of them as a hard rock/glam band.
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06.01.2012 - 22:45
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Troy Killjoy on 06.01.2012 at 22:34

If Whitesnake weren't glam then what were they? I've always thought of them as a hard rock/glam band.


hard rock/blues rock band. Like I said musically nothing to do with glam at all.
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06.01.2012 - 22:46
Rating: 8
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 06.01.2012 at 22:26

Whitesnake have never been glam metal. They might have looked glam with the hair, but then again so did most thrash bands in the 80s, but their music had nothing to do with it at all.

That was my stance for many years, but my friends just kept telling me that's not true and that I just don't want them to be glam as I like them and I don't like glam I revisited my attitude later on; their radio hits sound pretty glamish to me.
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06.01.2012 - 22:47
Troy Killjoy
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I don't care for them or the genre anyway so it doesn't matter to me what people think. I'll still refer to them as a glam band.
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06.01.2012 - 22:47
Marcel Hubregtse
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Written by Milena on 06.01.2012 at 22:46

their radio hits sound pretty glamish to me.


totally not, musically way too bluesy and intricate even to be considered glam.
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06.01.2012 - 22:51
Rating: 8
Milena
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 06.01.2012 at 22:47

totally not, musically way too bluesy and intricate even to be considered glam.

Well, glad to see my old stance is not just my own refusal to have anything involved with the glam scene (although I picked up a couple of nice albums in the style afterwards) but actually someone else's opinion as well But you must agree that, even if it sounded too firmly rooted in the older Whitesnake sound, their look and videos showed a deliberate desire to go in the general direction of those trends.
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06.01.2012 - 22:54
Marcel Hubregtse
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Written by Milena on 06.01.2012 at 22:51

Well, glad to see my old stance is not just my own refusal to have anything involved with the glam scene (although I picked up a couple of nice albums in the style afterwards) but actually someone else's opinion as well But you must agree that, even if it sounded too firmly rooted in the older Whitesnake sound, their look and videos showed a deliberate desire to go in the general direction of those trends.


Like I said their look ws even found in thrash metal at the time, it was your general 80s look at the time. And those videos were garnered at MTV airplay but then again so were Iron Maiden's videos.
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06.01.2012 - 22:56
Rating: 8
Milena
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 06.01.2012 at 22:54

Like I said their look ws even found in thrash metal at the time, it was your general 80s look at the time. And those videos were garnered at MTV airplay but then again so were Iron Maiden's videos.

Well, there was certainly a difference between Dave Mustaine's look and videos and David Coverdale's look and videos back in the day
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06.01.2012 - 23:01
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Milena on 06.01.2012 at 22:56

Well, there was certainly a difference between Dave Mustaine's look and videos and David Coverdale's look and videos back in the day


Look at Overkill's hair at the time
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06.01.2012 - 23:08
Rating: 8
Milena
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 06.01.2012 at 23:01

Look at Overkill's hair at the time

Well hair isn't everything I'll just cut the spam now, this is a Deep Purple album after all, but it's interesting how you're the second dude around "correcting" my opinions of fashion today, and the last time I surveyed people, 90% of males I know couldn't explain the difference between a skirt and a dress in less than 15 words (and some of them can't tell it at all)
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06.01.2012 - 23:09
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
I just wanted to that we shoudl go on-topic again

But STormbringer is a great album and quite underrated.
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07.01.2012 - 18:39
Valentin B
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Written by Troy Killjoy on 06.01.2012 at 22:47

I don't care for them or the genre anyway so it doesn't matter to me what people think. I'll still refer to them as a glam band.

[rant about DP not being glam]
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edit: shit, why are you people even discussing Whitesnake on a Deep Purple thread? Troy, please ignore this rambling post , though to be honest even Whitesnake aren't glam (except of course for Here I Go Again), their 70s stuff was actually quite similar to DP without keyboards.
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07.01.2012 - 18:45
Marcel Hubregtse
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Written by Valentin B on 07.01.2012 at 18:39

that is a completely false and ignorant statement. I know you're a reviewer though so for historical purposes, DP were not and are not a glam band. I'm not entirely sure how you can even compare DP (who are extremely heavily influenced by jazz and blues) with glam. would a glam band ever write a 10 minute war epic or a 6 minute song in 6/8 beat about being lost in the mountains, which contains a goddam bass solo?

if DP were glam rock, then it suffices to say that Judas Priest were glam rock, and probably Rainbow and Maiden too. hell, at least Priest and Maiden still retain some of their 80s image, so aside from the fact they had similar musical styles back in the 70s/80s, similar image and lyrics, so would you call them glam too?


He wasn't talking about DP but about Whitesnake, who are wrongly labeled as glam by quite a few people.
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07.01.2012 - 18:46
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Valentin B on 07.01.2012 at 18:39

Written by Troy Killjoy on 06.01.2012 at 22:47

I don't care for them or the genre anyway so it doesn't matter to me what people think. I'll still refer to them as a glam band.

[rant about DP not being glam]
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edit: shit, why are you people even discussing Whitesnake on a Deep Purple thread? Troy, please ignore this rambling post , though to be honest even Whitesnake aren't glam (except of course for Here I Go Again), their 70s stuff was actually quite similar to DP without keyboards.


So the song Here I Go Again was glam, but not the rest of the self titeld album according to you? And nope that album wasn't glam either
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07.01.2012 - 18:51
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 07.01.2012 at 18:46

So the song Here I Go Again was glam, but not the rest of the self titeld album according to you? And nope that album wasn't glam either

I never said anything about albums, but that song is a glam rock staple, let's face it.

Ok this whole off-topic has been getting a bit out of hand
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02.03.2012 - 18:33
Rating: 9
Pelagial
Good album as we can expect from Deep Purple
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02.12.2012 - 00:31
Rating: 6
AndMetalForAll
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Much more a Hughes & Coverdale album than a DP album. It contains good tracks like "Stormbringer", and lyrically it isn't their most successful record, what the heck is a Stormbringer??! Most of the album is love related, which it doesn't have to be bad, but in this case it isn't a typical good album for DP. It also set the departure of Blackmore of the band and the disband of the band two years later. For me it's in the top 5 worst albums of DP being one of the most different in their discography.
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22.05.2013 - 18:47
Rating: 7
musicalkaratekid
Once again this is an example of an album being overshadowed by its predecessor, and in this case, 'Burn' was certainly one of DP's better and more memorable albums. This isn't to say that 'Stormbringer' isn't a good album, because it is, despite Coverdale's vocals being slightly off-putting at times. Most of the songs on this album seem to resemble Whitesnake's earlier material, and it's no surprise that Deep Purple and Whitesnake songs often get mistaken for one another. Despite the monotonous 'Holy man' and too-funky-for-its-own-good 'Love don't mean a thing', 'Stormbringer' is another example of Deep Purple delivering the goods without Gillain.
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07.05.2015 - 05:48
Rating: 6
Ruchesko
Could this be Deep Purple's "Technical Ecstasy" moment?

It's not bad - no album with Blackmore and Lord on is - but yeah...
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07.05.2015 - 09:24
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Written by Ruchesko on 07.05.2015 at 05:48

Could this be Deep Purple's "Technical Ecstasy" moment?

It's not bad - no album with Blackmore and Lord on is - but yeah...


what's a "Technical Ecstasy moment"? Is it a band creating music in a tension atmosphere? Both albums have that, that is the only resemblance between the two albums. I doubt you are thinking of that. Are you saying both albums are average (your 6 rating made me think of this)? I disagree.

I am very fond of this album, I've been listening to it since '93 and I'm still having fun listening to it.
Despite the tension in the band, cause obviously by the ever domineering personality of Blackmore (who leaves the band for the first time soon after), there is some great songwriting on this album IMO.
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