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THE DEVOURING

Djam Karet

 

Eclectic Prog

3.66 | 79 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars DJAM KARET are one of my favourite instrumental bands. I really like the way they combine the spacey laid back passages with the often guitar driven heavier sections.They use mellotron to amazing results on this record as well. I was reminded of PINK FLOYD on several occassions but these guys certainly have their own unique sound.

"Night Of the Mexican Goat Sucker" has a spacey intro before we get some aggressive guitar with drums. Great sound ! It gets heavier for a while as the drumming and bass really stand out and the guitarist lays down some ripping solos. "Forbidden By Rule" has some more fantastic bass and the mellotron sounds amazing. The song stops 2 minutes in and starts over. The atmospheric guitar 3 minutes in is scalding. What a soundscpape ! The mellotron floods back into the song before 5 1/2 minutes. "Lost, But Not Forgotten" opens with mellotron waves and it is all over this song. It sounds like clarinet that creates a nice warm sound. Some scorching guitar before 3 minutes. "Lights Over Roswell" has a title that just begs for spacey music and we get it early in the song. A Post-Rock feel to the guitars that follow. A FLOYD like rhythm with lots of bass comes into this song that also features violin and percussion. The guitar solo 6 minutes in smokes !

"Myth Of A White Jesus" is why I love this band so much. A beautiful, atmospheric sound from heaven that is so melodic. No words can do this song justice. "The River Of No Return" opens with waves of synths that give way to some aggressive guitar and spacey synths.This song is really three songs in one as the next section is completely different with drums leading the way and some good guitar. A synth and percussion melody closes out the remainder of this tune. "Room 40" opens with scary and eerie sounds before it changes to another one of those absolutely beautiful soundscapes with some fantastic soaring guitar after 6 minutes. "The Indian Problem" has some heavy drums that come and go as well as acoustic guitars that entertwine. "The Pinzler Method" is a mid paced guitar driven song. "Old Soldiers' Disease" features mellotron, synths, guitar, light drums and some tasteful bass lines. I like this one a lot.

Favourite songs for me are "Myth Of A White Jesus" and "Room 40". Great album !

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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