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Space Invaders


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.96 | 15 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars SPACE INVADERS are a German Space Rock band and this is their first official studio album although they have already released a couple of live ones. The music did remind me of ELECTRIC ORANGE at times not so surprisingly since Dirk on synths is from that band. Also we get Paul from ZONE SIX on bass. This is quite heavy much of the time with lots of distortion and a catchy groove.

"The Gap You Leave Behind" opens with experimental sounds that start us off on our journey. It's building before 4 minutes with guitar, cymbals and more then here we go after 6 1/2 minutes as a catchy beat kicks in and they start to cook. It calms down late and blends into "Dungeons" where it continues to be dark and spacey with electronics. The guitar rises out of the abyss after 1 1/2 minutes and drums follow. This is catchy. It kicks in hard at 3 1/2 minutes with distorted guitar and a heavy rhythm. "Two Skulls" sounds so good when the heavy rhythm kicks in early. I also like the picked electric guitar 5 minutes in and the way the guitar grinds it out later on at 8 minutes as he rips it up. What a kick ass track! "Hexensabber" has a heavy groove with picked electric guitar to start. I really dig the sound here, especially the guitar.

"Dreadnought" is an uptempo barn-burner with distorted guitar. Man he's just lighting it up after 3 minutes. "It's Raining Bones" is different as we get some talk-box early on. It settles back 8 minutes in but there's lots of distortion. "Jolly Roger High Speed Groove" certainly does groove in a major way. This is too much fun which is maybe why it's the shortest track. Love it! "Out In The Madness" ends the album and it's the longest tune at over 22 minutes. It's dark with plenty of atmosphere then the guitar and drums help out. There's more of that talk-box 2 1/2 minutes in. It continues to be fairly slow paced until around 6 minutes when it starts to pick up some. The guitar solos over top 8 minutes in. I like it! It's slowing down again but then around 9 1/2 minutes it becomes uptempo. A catchy beat arrives before 11 minutes as spacey sounds follow. A calm 13 minutes in with experimental sounds then it kicks back in before settling back late.

A solid 4 stars for this Space Rock album and fans of ELECTRIC ORANGE and the like should really check this band out.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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