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Chaos Code


Symphonic Prog

3.94 | 38 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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5 stars After reading how excited fellow reviewer Finnforest was about this band I thought I better listen to their debut that I just hadn't gotten around to yet. The cover art does depict a future apocolyptic planet earth and there are serious lyrics about how we as individuals need to stop and think about the future of our planet and our lives. The title of this record does have some meaning in that regard. The music itself absolutely blew my mind ! We all have our favourite bands and it's so cool to find a new band who pushes all the right buttons for us. Well it's like this band knew my every musical desire and then recorded it. Thankyou CHAOS CODE !

The record starts with "The Cave" which is a song about people who live their lives indoors watching TV and not even bothering to answer their phone. And although on the surface the lyrics can be amusing they are dead serious about this problem. The song starts off mellow enough with keys, acoustic guitar and drums. Then some aggressive guitar comes in. I love the tone of his guitar. Vocals come in with acoustic guitar and mellotron. Nice. The soundscape is so beautiful after 6 minutes. "Heights Of Time" is about the dishonour of destroying our past and history just for something new and mass produced. The vocals here are unique sounding almost like the singer for the German band NOEKK, but not quite.The guitar and vocals are very passionate 4 minutes in. Good tune. "Antidote To Entropy" is an amazing instrumental. The flute, keys and mellotron are great ! The guitar comes in (again I love the tone, did I mention that ?). Some odd metered drumming and it's awesome ! We are treated to some organ, and angular guitar melodies. It then gets very pastoral and beautiful with flute before some amazing guitar comes in and the song ends with more angular guitar melodies. Nice.

"Days Of Reflection" has some great lyrics. Gentle flute to open and light drums and i'm thinking of SINKADUS right about now. Waves of mellotron come in as vocals do too 3 minutes in.This is so uplifting ! The melody gets intense with organ and drums before becoming mellow again with acoustic guitar, flute and vocals. "A Silent Scream" features dark lyrics and opens with acoustic guitar, flute and vocals. The guitar to follow almost soars as drums and passionate vocals follow. More great guitar and check out the melody 6 minutes in ! It's Heaven, there are no words. "Gravy Fries" is another instrumental. Sax leads the way with odd metered drumming and unique guitar melodies.This is a reserved but killer track. "The Devil's Trombone" is the final and longest song on the record. This has a dark Rio feel to it. The mellotron and sinister guitar sounds are incredible ! The drumming is fantastic too. Mood and tempo changes are drastic. Angular guitar melodies and some eerie female background vocals along with the FLOYD-like lyrics bring a haunting end to a ride that i'll never forget.

A ride called CHAOS CODE.

Mellotron Storm | 5/5 |


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