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Psychotic Waltz


Progressive Metal

4.14 | 255 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I think I would describe this album as more psychedelic and darker than their debut. Perhaps not as over the top in it's complexities as well.

"Ashes" opens with some orchestration as we next hear some gently played guitar. This is an atmospheric song and the vocals don't come in until after 3 minutes. "Out Of Mind" is such a heavy song. The drums are thundering in this complex,dark beauty. "Tiny Streams" opens with guitar as heavy drums come in. Sinister vocals arrive in this song that appears to have been written about an experience he had when in an extremely stoned state of mind while he was listening to SABBATH. He says "Black Sabbath record turning". The song becomes catchy 2 minutes in and there is this sample that comes from nowhere saying "I am stoned, I am stoned !". Funny. Some great guitar and bass work on this one.

"Into The Everflow" opens with gentle guitar as reserved vocals and drums come in. The dual guitars grind away as Buddy spits out his venom. "Little People" has some very strange lyrics while the guitar melodies are so intricate. The vocals to end the song are the highlight for me. "Hanging On A String" is a mellow song with some lazy guitar solos. "Freakshow" has some good contrasting soundscapes while the guitar melodies are intricate and complex. Check out the guitar solos after 2 minutes as well as 5 minutes in. "Butterfly" is like a tribute to Buddy's musical influences, or perhaps to rock in general. Lines from HENDRIX, LED ZEPPELIN, JETHRO TULL, DAVID BOWIE and THE BEATLES are sung while some terrific percussion is playing along. A real heavy sound 4 minutes in as things start to cook. The bonus track "Disturbing The Priest" is a BLACK SABBATH song that they are quite faithful to.

I really think all four of their studio albums are must haves for Metal fans. Each one has it's own distinct personality, but i'm sure you'll love them all. Get them while you can !

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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