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OF CLANS AND CLONES AND CLOWNS

Soul Enema

 

Eclectic Prog

3.92 | 88 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars SOUL ENEMA are a band out of Israel who play Prog- Metal with a lot of humour. Now I feel they've limited their audience as Prog- Metal seems to get trashed on this site although I do like it a lot. Humour in music? Well I never used to like it but have grown to appreciate it. I'm not into the kind of humour Zappa is known for but I like the more subtle brand like we get on a lot of Canterbury albums. CARDIACS are pretty funny too and I do like them although the helium vocals get old. The title of this album "Of Clans And Clones And Clowns" is awkward to say the least but probably that was intended.

I'm going to make this one short simply because there are some great reviews here that are very positive. Unlike mine. I have to say the music is very well played and at times really well thought out, some great ideas here. The female singer is amazing! She can sing in different styles and is the star of the show in my opinion. It's kind of cool that we get a Middle Eastern vibe here not surprisingly. Also some interesting guests help out like Yossi Sassi from ORPHANED LAND and Arjen Lucassen from his various projects. There's others too.

Lots of variety and some genuinely funny sections. The fact that this is very highly rated should be enough to at least sample this album. I think my favourite track is "Aral Sea I: Feeding Hand" and at almost 9 minutes it's also the longest. The whole three part section is very well done in fact. A very entertaining album overall and if your into Prog- Metal you really need to hear this band. Lots of fun.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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