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EXPECTATIONS

New Sun

 

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3.02 | 4 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars This is NEW SUN's third studio album and it sounds more polished than the first two releases. I don't think it measures up to the first two though, but that's probably more my tastes than anything else.This is still a good record. "Mammoth" is a great way to start, as this is my favourite track. It opens with dark guitar sounds as it slowly developes.There is some riffing 2 minutes in and were really cooking now.Vocals come in as we get a contrast between light and heavy passages.We get a RUSH-like section before it turns atmospheric like the intro. It ends with the guitar crying out as were smoking again. "Cause & Effect II" features guitar, violin, drums and gentle vocals.Passionate vocals take over in an uplifting section.We are treated to some nice guitar work 4 minutes in. "Land Of Not So" reminds me of ECHOLYN for some reason.This is a fairly powerful tune.Some screaming guitar melodies 4 minutes in.The vocals are almost mono toned until he screams out. "Expectations" is divided into 7 parts and is the longest song at 10 minutes. Acoustic guitar to open with reserved vocals.The song becomes an uptempo tune driven by throbbing bass lines, as the lead guitar fires off several rounds.This is a great section. We then get a spacey passage with lots of atmosphere. Acoustic and electric guitar with vocals to end it."Time, And No Words With You" features acoustic guitar melodies throughout. "No Mas Uvas" opens with a man talking before he is cut off by heavy guitar. It turns into a RUSH-like melody with some great bass.This is my second favourite song. "Do You Wish To Know" features drifting vocals and a spacey soundscape. "Expectations Reprise" is really the first minute of the "Expectations" song. As I said this is a good record.I would probably suggest you start with their first album though.
Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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