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Poverty's No Crime


Progressive Metal

3.74 | 15 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This band gets mentioned a lot by other Metal bands in their liner notes, so i'm sure they're a bunch of great guys. By the way they thank ANGRA. There really isn't anything new here, but it's melodic Metal and it makes me feel like i'm home. In other words I really like the music on this album even if it's the same old stuff.

"Access denied" opens with these vocal clips hitting us all at once. A great sounding melody follows with a good crunchy sound. A tasteful guitar solo 3 minutes in. "The Distant Call" opens with a sample of a space transmission. This is an excellent guitar driven tune, that is more uptempo than the opener. Some good riffs early with heaviness throughout. I like the synths 4 minutes in followed by a guitar solo. "A Matter Of Mind" is a little darker. Nice. Synths are prominant in this one early before crunchy guitars come in. Vocals 1 1/2 minutes. I like the guitar 4 minutes in and a minute later.

"The Senses Go Blind" is the heaviest yet. Vocals after a minute as it lightens somewhat. Heaviness is back 4 1/2 minutes in briefly with a guitar solo to follow it up. "Wind And Light" has such a good drum / guitar intro before it settles down as reserved vocals come in with synths and strummed guitar. Soaring guitar 3 minutes in. Here we go with "Manic" an uptempo rocker that ends too soon. "Electronic Eyes" opens with tribal-like drumming. This song has attitude, although it lessens when the vocals come in. Ripping guitar after 2 minutes. Great tune though. "Now And Again" features a lot of riffs throughout. The guitar reminds me of IRON MAIDEN at times. Awesome sound 6 minutes in. "Live In The Light" sounds incredible early. It settles down when the vocals come in. The guitar cries out 3 1/2 minutes in as riffing continues. Amazing sound 5 minutes in.

Barely 4 stars from me, but an album I enjoy a lot.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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