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MILLIONTOWN

Frost*

 

Neo-Prog

3.78 | 313 ratings

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progismylife
4 stars I first heard a snippet of this album on a compilation cd from a music magazine. I wanted to hear more and so I bought this wonderful album. It is one of the two albums that I bought that were released in 2006.

The opening track "Hyperventilate" starts off with a great piano melody. It soon moves into a great rocking song. It is a great song and I was surprised to see an instrumental as the opening track. I love the progression this song goes through. It has a nice feel to it and then, suddenly, around 3 1/2 to 4 minutes it gets heavier, but only for a few bars. "No Me No You" is an interesting song. It is more of a mainstream song with the heavy riffs (unexpected, for me, I might add). The vocals fit the tone and feel of the song perfectly. The guitar is simple but does not get boring at all. The piano interlude halfway through is a good break to the heavy guitar. The song has a good chorus. I like the transition from "No Me No You" to "Snowman". No Me No You ends on a piano and Snowman begins on the piano. Snowman has a great piano intro and good vocals. It keeps a good feel to it and is a short song. "The Other Me" has a nice guitar intro. It sounds almost bluesy but not really. The vocals are good and I like the chorus part "with a little chemistry" but that is because I am a chemistry nut.

The next song is amazing. The ten minute Black Light Machine. The lyrics are good and the overall sound of the song is really pleasant. The guitar solo in the middle is really cool. I must admit I didn't like this song at first but it I listened to it a few more times and it is now one of my favorite songs. The guitar is really emotional and reminds me of GPS a little. The guitar playing throughout this whole album, and especially this song, is spectacular. It gets more interesting near the end and has a great rocking beat.

If Black Light Machine is amazing, then the next song, the 27 minute epic "Milliontown" is unbelievable. The spoken words are a bit depressing, since I am a Christian and it is hypocritical of God. But that does not deter me at all. The piano motif that follows is really amazing. It keeps a mellow, emotional tone. The guitar comes in with a bang 3 minutes into the song. Great riffs from the guitar and keyboards follow with the rhythm instruments (bass and drums) do an amazing backing to the main instruments. You can do nothing but pay attention to every note, every beat of this song. An amazing ending track that ends this album on a very very very very good note.

Overall this album is really good. I like all the songs, but one or two of the songs are bit too heavy when compared to the rest of the album. I give it 4/5 stars.

progismylife | 4/5 |

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