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Ascension Theory


Progressive Metal

3.48 | 7 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars 3.5 stars. I found this album a little frustrating because it starts off so well with three great tunes then we a good one followed by a ballad. Next up are two tracks with a guest female vocalist I don't like, then a male vocalist i'm not fond of on the following song. I like the last two songs as well but they're not as good as the first three. Love the cover art which goes so well with the album's title. As b olariu mentions the vocals really are the cherry on the cake here, which is why it's so disappointing to have guest vocals that aren't nearly as good.

"Passion Of My Heart" opens with synths washing in then the riffs arrive followed by vocals. Great sound ! "Lockstep" has some good bottom end here with vocals. Just a feel good track for me. Synths then some blistering guitar 2 1/2 minutes in. "Perfect Plan" opens with atmosphere galore then the music kicks in before a minute. Vocals follow. Excellent tune. "Saturn's Reign" opens with heavy riffs as synths then vocals come in. The tempo picks up around a minute and continues to shift throughout. Good song. "To Be Content" is the dreaded ballad but they do a really good job with it.

"The Way Of Death" opens with a dark atmosphere and FLOYD-like synths running rampant. A heavy beat then riffs follow. It all goes down hill when the female vocals arrive. "Decisions" has a heavy beat with vocals before a minute. Female vocals 2 minutes in. A calm with piano 3 1/2 minutes in. The guitar soars after 4 minutes. "End Game" has a guest male vocalist that I really don't like. It's still a pretty good track though. "Refractions" is a very cool tune because it sounds nothing like the rest. Piano to open in a very relaxed enviroment. Guitar comes in very laid back then piano ends it. "Answers" kicks in heavily before a minute. Some nice guitar before 5 minutes.

If your into Prog-Metal I do think you should check this out. So much to like here, I just feel it's spoiled by the guest vocalists.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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