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FLOTANTE

Flotante

 

Heavy Prog

4.02 | 3 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars Heavy Prog is the perfect description for this band from Chile. Two lead guitarits, a bass player and a drummer create heavy all instrumental music. The bass and drums are very prominant giving this band a lot of weight to throw around. This is their debut, a live album recorded from two different shows(10 months apart) at the same University.Tracks 2, 3, 8, 9,10 and 11 are from the first show, while tracks 1, 4, 5, 6 and 7 are from the second show.This band is a hard one to get imformation on, unless you speak Spanish of course.

Things start off with "Nuestros Secretos Mas Hediondos" as the same bass line is played over and over until 2 1/2 minutes in when the power is amped up as guitars and drums arrive. It becomes even more powerful after 5 minutes. "Siquiatras" is mostly the lead guitars ripping it up as the drums pound away. "Ultimo Suspiro" is the longest track and the best so far, I really like the sound they create on this one. Nice tasteful guitar solo after 5 1/2 minutes. Excellent track with a Post-Rock flavour. "Ligera" is best described as fresh, like a new day. Very uplifting. "Bestias" opens with feedback that i'm sure caused a few members in the audience to wince. The guitar is fantastic on this one as it grinds away. It gets quite heavy after 2 minutes and later after 4 1/2 where the guitar screams. The drumming is outstanding. This is one of my favs.

"Esa Humeda Burbuja" is about as mellow as this band gets as gentle guitar melodies are beautifully played. Great track. "Tara'n Da" is noisy and one of my least favourites. "Dejen Entrar A Esas Chicas Que Aumentan El Consumo" kicks into gear before a minute. Some excellent guitar melodies and solos. Even a bass solo after 2 minutes.This is an unpredictible song with a barn-burner of an ending. "Flotante" features this floating(haha) melody with some experimental moments thrown in. We're cooking 5 1/2 minutes in with a nice heavy sound. "Bichos" has to be my favourite on here. After some strange opening sounds we get a mellow but catchy rhythm. Check it out 3 1/2 minutes in ! Great heavy sound with some scorching guitar playing over top. Nice. "Uju" opens with a pleasant guitar melody that is replaced by some fat Zeuhl-like bass lines.The song seems to get better as it plays out. Some standout guitar after 2 1/2 minutes followed by a spacey passage a couple of minutes later along with more huge bass lines. This goes on for some time thankfully. Great sound.

This just keeps getting better and better. A solid 4 star record. Another incredible band from Chile to check out.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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