A suitable description of this album is almost beyond the capability of mere words. One of the myriad things that makes Zeppelin so great is that the subject matter of their songs is generally about as far from the mundane as is empirically possible, and Led Zeppelin has the ability to completely capture your imagination in a way that few other bands are capable of. Houses Of The Holy is Led Zeppelin's greatest manifestation of that ability. The album starts with The Song Remains The Same, which takes You on a journey across the globe, in space and time, but all in your head, and seen/heard through the medium of John Bonham's crushing Drums, Jimmy Page's soaring Guitars, and Robert Plant's sirenesque Vocals. No Quarter drags you, willingly or unwillingly, along with some brutal viking death squad on an unholy mission through the fog enshrouded mystic ancient night to an unspecified but terrible destiny. Dancing Days leaves you in awe of it's magisterial mystique. Over The Hills And Far Away may be the most perfect example of what a Zep song should be. And just when You think it's all over, The Ocean simply bludgeons You into utter submission with it's entire hallelujah-chorus exploding Krakatoa of Guitar riffs cascading upwards to infinity. Many people consider Zoso to be Led Zeppelin's masterpiece. I say Houses Of The Holy is the one, Zep's monument to the ages.