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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars Interesting band who on this record play Scandanavian Folk music. This band boasts 9 members of which 2 are backup singers, 2 lead guitarists, 2 guys on bass, a drummer, a congas player and a violinist. There are no keyboard players. I really like the black and white picture (on the album sleeve) of the band on stage with all the hippies in the audience. Cool.

The first song has a real country feel to it and is the track I like the least. Female vocal melodies help out. The next track "Horgalaton" features some amazing and intricate guitar melodies.This guy can really play and I was reminded at times of Phil Keaggy. The sound here is dark and fairly heavy. Great track ! "Skanlat Fran Rattvik" features guitar and percussion for about 3 minutes before being joined by violin. This is one of my favourites from the album and check out the guitar playing at 7 minutes.

"Barkbrodlaten" features the two guitarists playing different parts in the same melody, it's great !The final song "Comanche Spring" is the longest and one of the best tracks on this record. The violin is at it's most aggressive early in this song and the guitar is really good as usual. The percussion / guitar melody 11 minutes in is both really cool and hypnotic, meanwhile the guitar stops and is replaced by the violin. The melodies are amazing ! Hey the bonus track called "Horgalaten" might be the best track of all with that Krautrock flavour.

Other than the traditional sounding first track I applaud the band for what they've accomplished here. A huge improvement over their debut. Love the album cover as well.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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