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O Terço


Symphonic Prog

4.12 | 95 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars A very melodic and pleasant Symphonic album that was released by O TERCO in 1975. As others have noted this recording is one of the first and most famous progressive albums from Brazil.

"Hey Amigo" is catchy with prominant organ throughout. It's a good full sounding song with vocals. "Queimada" opens with strummed acoustic guitar as vocals join in. Another pleasant and enjoyable track. "Pano De Fundo" has more bottom end to it and the vocals are outstanding. The guitar solo 3 minutes in is a nice touch. "Ponto Final" is my favourite. It's mellow with piano and vocal melodies to open. Synths and bass then take over. We get a heavier sound before 2 minutes. Nice. Some raw guitar leads come in briefly followed by strings. Just an impressive sounding song.

"Volte Na Proxima Semana" makes me smile 'cause it sounds like TEENAGE HEAD a punk band from my area. "Criaturas Da Noite" is a piano led ballad with some strings but it's a little too sweet for my tastes. "Jogos Das Pedras" is melodic and lush with beautiful vocals. The guitar 2 1/2 minutes in is fast yet light. "1974" is the 12 1/2 minute closer. It opens with piano as synths, bass and drums join in. Vocal melodies 2 minutes in. The tempo picks up 5 1/2 minutes in. A calm 2 minutes later as vocal melodies return followed by bass then drums as the tempo picks back up again. Another calm 10 1/2 minutes in with vocal melodies and piano then it kicks back in.

A significant album that in part helps it to be a 4 star album.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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