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THE BODY PARTS PARTY

Osada Vida

 

Heavy Prog

3.60 | 53 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This band is quickly becoming one of my favourites. I gave "Three Seats Behind A Triangle" five stars, and it certainly was one of my biggest discoveries of the year. "The Body Parts Party" isn't as consistantly heavy and mind blowing as the previous album, but there certainly is lots of amazing music on this disc. I was surprised a little with the vocals on the mellow sections because they reminded me a little of the singer for FRUITCAKE who's singing voice and style has been described as "dry" haha. They both work for me though.This is another concept album, this time they use parts of the body to describe people's personalities. Well except for "Body" which is an intro track describing the concept, "Heart" which is really about life in general, and the instrumental "Spine". And how cool is that to see them thank in the liner notes "...Assaf Vestin, Erik Neukeboom, Bob McBeath & all friends @ Progarchives.com".

"Body" opens with pounding drums and lots of organ as vocals come in. Heavy guitars follow as we get this amazing soundscape. The guitar starts to solo 3 minutes in as drums pound, a synth solo follows. Killer sound 5 1/2 minutes in. "Liver" begins with a light synth solo that is squashed quickly by a heavy dose of drums, bass and guitar. Heavier synths come in playing over top a minute in. The drums sound fantastic. Vocals (FRUITCAKE) 2 1/2 minutes in as it settles. Synths and drums lead the way. A tasteful guitar solo 6 minutes in goes on and on. It's back much more aggressively before 8 minutes. "Brain" is more laid back with drums, piano and other sounds coming and going. Reserved vocals arrive with steady drums and synths leading the way instrumentally. The highlight is the mellow and melancholic guitar solo 2 1/2 minutes in that is OPETH-like. "Tongue" gets back to the heaviness as synths play over top for a brief period. Vocals come in as it settles. Piano joins in and then synths return 3 minutes in. Guitar 5 minutes in as heaviness continues. "Spine" is one of my favourite songs on here. It takes a while to get going but when it does it's quite heavy with some incredible bass. The tempo picks up before 3 minutes. Great sound ! It calms down 4 minutes in. Check out the heavy bass and guitar 5 minutes in. Amazing section.

"Heart" is the darkest track on here. Oh yeah, it's heavy too. I like the atmosphere to open the song. Vocals 1 1/2 minutes in as guitar comes in grinding away. Haunting synths 3 1/2 minutes in followed by some nice guitar. "Muscle" is kind of funky early with that bass and drum melody. It gets heavier and background synths come in. Nice. Some muscle is added as heavy guitar comes in. Vocals arrive as it gets funky again. Deep, deep bass before 2 1/2 minutes then the tempo picks up when vocals come back. Those background synths are back 3 minutes in as heaviness continues. Piano followed by a guitar solo. The guitar gets heavy 5 minutes in followed by riffs. "Bone" is the final and longest track at 11 minutes. It opens with some beautiful piano as acoustic guitar and synths are tastefully added. Drums and electric guitar take over, they're in the classy mode as well. Chunky bass before the vocals come in around 2 minutes. There's that melancholic guitar again from "Brain" 3 1/2 minutes in. Piano follows. I like the raw guitar 6 1/2 minutes in. Vocals followed by solo piano 8 minutes in. Strummed guitar joins in and then drums. Some growly bass 9 minutes in followed by a guitar solo 9 1/2 minutes in then some heaviness.

Easily 4 stars and another winner from these Polish princes.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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