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UTOPIA PERFECTION

Discordia

 

Eclectic Prog

3.47 | 28 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars 3.5 stars.This was so much fun, the kind of music to play on a sunny day. As the name of the band suggests these guys blend different styles of music together, and the male and female vocals are excellent. I was reminded of ECHOLYN at times, 80's pop, Celtic, Metal and on and on. It's dark and bright, funny and serious, heavy and light, these guys are all over the place. Eclectic is the perfect genre for them to be in that's for sure.

"Foreseen" opens with sombre male and female vocals. As they keep repeating the word "foreseen" guitar then a full sound comes in. They both sing as organ and drums stand out. "Mystery Man" has this nice uptempo melody. This is fun as drums and organ again lead the way. Aggressive female vocals come in. Male vocals follow as they take turns. I like this one. "Speak Directly" is perhaps my favourite track. It sounds so good instrumentally. The male / female vocals on the chorus shine. "As Above So Below" opens with a guitar / violin melody. Reserved male vocals come in. It's a very nice sound.Female vocals take over as melody continues. Another great sounding tune.

"The Group" opens with male / female vocals as the piano plays. A catchy melody takes over. The female vocals are fantastic 1 1/2 minutes in and after 3 1/2 minutes. There is a bit of heaviness to this one at times. "Interlude" opens with drums that build as bass then heavy guitar join in. Organ then female vocal melodies. Clarinet after 3 minutes. "Slave Planet I" features those beautiful female vocals. Male vocals come and go. "Slave Planet II" opens with clarinet as reserved female vocals follow. The sound gets fuller when the drums arrive 2 minutes in. Great sound when it becomes more passionate 5 minutes in. "The Comment Of The Wise" is a dark and heavy instrumental. Nice. "Mighty Power Of Metal" reminds me of BLIND GUARDIAN at times when the drums lead the way with the aggressive male vocals. "Giant Dwarf" has a Celtic flavour to it. Again I love her vocals, I can't help but smile. Accordion before 2 minutes.

There is so much to like on this recording, and if your into a lot of variety you should check this out.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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