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KINGSTON WALL II

Kingston Wall

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.15 | 157 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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5 stars I love this band ! This one isn't as spacey and psychedelic as the next one "Tri-logy" as that one had synths on it and this one doesn't. But man, talk about guitar driven rock with a psychedelic edge ! The production is great too as you can hear the fantastic bass playing clearly throughout this record. As a matter of fact this three piece band are just amazing players period.

"We Cannot Move" is a melodic song with some beautiful guitar melodies throughout. "Istwan" is an instrumental that reminds me of LED ZEPPELIN at times, and features some guest violin playing and some tasteful guitar melodies.This blends into the next song "Could It Be So ?", again the guitar playing of Petri is the best part of the song. This has a real a pychedelic feel to it. "And It's All Happening" is an instrumental and one of my favourite songs on the album. Everything is slowed right down and is atmospheric. The guitar playing is so beautiful, he had such a gift. The melody picks up before 3 minutes. "Love Tonight" opens with percussion and vocals and we get a full sound 2 minutes in.The sound is heavy and we are treated to some great solos after 4 minutes. The rest of the song is simply awesome !

"Two Of A Kind" is another killer track. It gets better as it goes with some blistering guitar half way through."I Feel Love" features bass and drums that create an uptempo rhythm as vocals soar overtop.This is like a dance song played by a hard rock band ! A real hypnotic beat to this one. "Shine On Me" has a bluesy feel to it at times although the bass playing reminded me of RUSH. There is some atmospheric guitar and some nice sax melodies in this slow but powerful tune. The guitar is too beautiful for words ! "You" is the longest track and another favourite.Tempo shifts, vocal melodies and some amazing bass playing in this one. The melody around 6 minutes in rocks and is the best part of the album for me. "Palekastro" is an instrumental that hits you in the face right away with a heavy blow.The guitar playing is mind boggling man and the drumming is world class!

Well I may have felt that "Tri-logy" was not quite a masterpiece, but this one definetly is a masterpiece of progressive music !

Mellotron Storm | 5/5 |

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