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Mellotron Storm
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5 stars I really didn't think INDUKTI could top their debut "S.U.S.A.R" but this may have done just that. First of all this is very different from their debut, an album that I considered a masterpiece.This is heavier, darker and meaner. So if you can't handle heavy Experimental / Post Metal you should stay away like the two reviewers above me should have. This will probably be my album of the year for 2009 unless Steven Wilson blows me away with the new PT album that's coming out. Lets just say I would be surprised if it will top this. We get three guest vocalists who suit the music perfectly, i'll talk about them when we get to the songs they sing on.

"Sansara" opens with an all out assault as the drums pound heavily and the violin playing over top of the riffs. A thunderous soundscape that really doesn't let up until after 5 minutes when we hear guitar feedback, then before 6 minutes a gorgeous melody with violin takes over.This continues to the end. Nice. A killer instrumental ! "Tusan Homichi Tuvola" sounds so good early with the drums, violin and acoustic guitar. Vocals from Nils (SLEEPYTIME GORILLA MUSEUM) arrive after a minute.This reminds me of IN THE WOODS... because Nils sounds so tortured and the sound is heavy, dark and mid-paced. A change before 3 1/2 minutes as the vocals are spoken and the percussion becomes prominant. The vocals and sound becomes violent 5 1/2 minutes in.This is awesome ! Intense ! "Hawk kills chickens ! Hawk kills rabbits !". Spoken words are back with lots of heaviness. It kicks in even heavier. Vocals are so passionate. "The next day would be a great day ! hawk will surely die..." Incredible ! It blends into "Sunken Bell" with percussion and a lot of atmosphere.This is dark and mysterious. Love it. "...And Who's The God Now ?!" opens with tribal-like drumming as guitar joins in. It's building.Vocals repeat the same line over and over. "It's a sin...not mine". It kicks in after 2 1/2 minutes. Here we go ! The singer is Maciej Taff from ROOTWATER. He wrote this song too. Love the way he screams here and the heavy onslaught. It settles with strummed guitar after 5 minutes.Vocals return. It sounds like a bunch of headhunters chanting to end it.

"Indukted" opens with all hell breaking loose. A punishing assault ! It settles some a minute in but it's still heavy. It's eerie after 3 minutes. Strummed guitar after 6 minutes as it settles to end it. This instrumental rocks hard. "Aemaet" opens with screaming guitar and slicing violin as drums come pounding in. It's building. Oh my ! It settles after 3 minutes. I like the atmosphere here. I really like the drumming after 5 1/2 minutes,then it kicks in heavily. Hell ya ! A calm 8 minutes in as it blends into "Nemesis Voices". The calm doesn't last long (haha). Guitars come grinding in as it builds. Drums join in. Vocals a minute in from Michael Laginbuehl from PRISMA who also wrote the lyrics. This is heavy. Vocals whisper briefly when it settles then again later. Intense ! A stampede of drums to end it. "Ninth Wave" is my favourite. It opens with the sound of waves and seagulls. Pastoral sounds come in and take over including trumpet. The guest trumpet here is brilliant throughout this track. Drums 2 minutes in.The tempo picks up 3 1/2 minutes in. Killer sound ! Unbelieveable ! No words. Emotion is all I have. It settles before 6 minutes with violin then it kicks in after 7 1/2 minutes.The drumming is amazing as it has been throughout this album. The trumpet wails. Violin before 11 minutes as waves and seagulls return to end it.

I can't praise this enough. I'd like to thank Ewa, Maciej, Piotr, Andrzej and Wawrzyniec (your a beast man !) for making this album.Thankyou !

Mellotron Storm | 5/5 |


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