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3.45 | 77 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars Barely 3 stars and their weakest effort. It's just not as symphonic or dynamic as their other albums, it's very bland to say the least. In the liner notes they thank Susan Hoover & Andy Latimer, Colin Bass and Nick Barrett among others.

"Awakening" opens with lots of birds chirping as what sounds like a tin flute and waves of synths join in. If it wasn't for the birds this sounds a lot like IONA. Vocals follow. "Angels Of Mine" is a catchy uptempo track with drums and vocals leading the way. Flute 2 minutes in and vocal melodies a minute later. She's great. "An Apple Dream" eventually settles into a drum / bass led melody with vocals.Tasteful guitar after 3 minutes. "Cheerful" opens with flute and orchestral sounds. It sounds like kettle drums and acoustic guitar as vocals arrive a minute in. This gets a little too light and fluffy at one point. The final minute is well done though.

"Little Bird With No Legs" features vocals,percussion,acoustic guitar, flute and piano. Some nice guitar after 3 minutes followed by more flute to end it. "Behind My Eyes" is the longest track at 14 minutes. Lots of drums early as synths and bass arrive. Guitar 2 minutes in, flute a minute later. A change 5 minutes in. It kicks back into gear 7 minutes in. Passionate vocals followed by some emotional guitar as drums pound. It calms back down 11 minutes in with flute. It starts to build again with some good guitar 13 minutes in. "Awakening (Dawn Of Hope)" is mostly fragile vocals and piano with tin flute later. "There Is Such A Lonesome House" is the only song that she sings in Polish. It takes 2 minutes for it to get going. Some strings(violin, cello & viola) as the sound begins to get fuller and the vocals more passionate. The guitar after 4 minutes is fantastic.

So this isn't the place to start if you want to check out this band, but still enough here for 3 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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