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SAFE IN CONFORMITY

Hamadryad

 

Eclectic Prog

3.38 | 42 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars I have to agree with hdfisch that the record gets off to a slow start with "Anatomy of a Dream", there is nothing really special here, but it is a very pleasant listen."Sparks and Benign Magic" is a short instrumental with lots of mellotron."Self Made Men" is my favourite on the album. Lots of tempo changes and the Gabriel-like vocals help make this a standout track.There is a scorching guitar solo, although when things slow down and become pastoral i'm in heaven ! It's so good, so GENESIS. "Gentle Landslide" is really the conclusion of "Self Made Men", it's a short instrumental with acoustic guitar."24" is held together by the drums, and there is some good acoustic guitar.

"Frail Purpose" has a melody of a children's song and the guitar is great. Not a fan though. "Sunburnt" is like the first song in that there is not really anything too special going on except for the tasteful guitar solo."One Voice" is a more aggressive tune with guitar and drums being the focus."Polaroid Vendetta" is another highlight with lots of guitar and some crazy keys towards the end. More great guitar and organ in "Alien Spheres"."Omnipresent Umbra" is one of the top three songs on this record, and it's all about the guitars. Great song.

Not a bad album at all and worth 3 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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