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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I agree with Hibou that this band is far more than just a Metal band. In fact the bass and drums often lead the way and there is probably more piano and synth work than lead guitar.There are good male Spanish vocals, but they are few and far between.

"Amanecer" opens with waves of synths rolling in before the vocals arrive a minute in followed by some beautiful piano melodies. 3 minutes in the song changes as drums and guitar come in with riffs and synths to follow. We're really cooking 5 1/2 minutes in as we are hit hard, fast and heavily. The song does lighten as piano comes back with light drums. Vocals return before the song ends. That was 8 minutes of instrumental work between vocals.

"Manana" opens with an airy soundscape of vibes, piano and percussion. It changes 3 minutes in with some good bass and drums with vocals and piano joining in a minute later. This has a heavy beat before the song calms down 8 minutes in as vocals come back. A fantastic sound 9 minutes in as drums are pounded with fury. "Atardecer" is the shortest tune with gentle guitar to open. The tempo speeds up and the vocals sound great. "Noche" opens with bass and drums that turn nice and heavy as the tempo shifts. Vocals 2 minutes in as bass,drums and synths fill out the sound 3 1/2 minutes in. It calms right down a minute later before it blasts off again with a great heavy sound. It settles back down before it ends.

Another excellent record from Chile with lots of tempo changes and heaviness. My kind of music.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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