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Poverty's No Crime


Progressive Metal

4.14 | 39 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I like this cd a lot, it's a very melodic but hard hitting record. I think most agree that this is their best album, but "Slave To Mind" is another excellent release by them.

"Walk Into Nowhere" opens with some atmosphere as sounds come and go until the song kicks into gear a minute in. Check out the bass ! Nice melodic guitar and then the vocals arrive followed by a galloping rhythm. A chunky bass solo is next before the vocals return. Some killer guitar 3 1/2 minutes in that goes on for some time. Just a feel good track. "Every Kind Of Life" is a darker track with more good bass as guitar plays over top. Love when the vocals come in with blazing synths. This one is very uptempo once the vocals came in. The tempo does shift throughout though. The organ is a nice touch 4 minutes in. "All Minds In One" opens with acoustic guitar and reserved vocals. Guitars and heaviness come crashing in. Check out the guitar melody 3 1/2 minutes in followed by some deep bass a minute later then organ. "A World Without Me" is the only track that i'm not a fan of. It does end well though.

"Terminal Trip" is an absolutely killer instrumental. The bass, the riffs, the background synths all work perfectly. "Pact With The Past" opens with some cool drumming and crying guitar before piano and then heaviness arrives. Vocals 2 1/2 minutes as it settles down. Heaviness is back 4 minutes in with some great organ runs joining in as well. Themes are repeated. "Left To Chance" is heavy duty to open as synths join in. It calms down as piano and vocals come in. The contrast continues. Check out the wicked guitar 1 1/2 minutes in. Great tune. "Moving Target" opens with riffs as vocals join in. Tasteful guitar follows then piano. Back to the riffs as the contrast continues. "Do What You Feel" opens with a flute like sound and then choir sounds before a sinister guitar riff comes in. The tempo picks up and slows down quickly. This is probably my favourite track. It rocks ! Heavy low end guitar is back with background synths joining in then vocals. Sounds like vibes 4 1/2 minutes in as the song rebuilds. Blistering guitar 6 1/2 minutes in.

A solid 4 star Prog-Metal album.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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