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PARALLEL MINDS

Conception

 

Progressive Metal

3.31 | 48 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars As a huge Prog-Metal fan this was a blast to listen to. I even like it more than the follow-up "In Your Multitude", this one "rocks" harder. The great Tory Otsby is on lead guitar and wrote all the music, while the equally great Khan is on vocals and wrote all the lyrics. Cool album cover as well.

"Water Confines" opens with riffs as Otsby lets it rip. Vocals join in as the riffs continue. Great sound here. Keys before 2 1/2 minutes as it settles. The guitar starts to cry out then it kicks back in. "Roll The Fire" opens with heavy sounds as the guitar solos. Here we go as riffs come crushing in. The guitar is very JUDAS PREIST-like here. It settles as vocals arrive. Contrasts continue. Ripping guitar late. "And I Close My Eyes" kicks in quickly. Amazing sound ! Very crunchy as vocals join in. Here we go 2 minutes in. A guitar solo follows. Nice. Just a light sow really. "Silent Crying" is a ballad and while I normally don't like ballads they do an excellent job here. It does get fuller and we get a tasteful guitar solo after 2 minutes. Good tune. "Parallel Minds" is heavy with synths and guitar as vocals join in.

"Silver Shine" opens with drums building as reserved vocals and keys come in. It kicks in before 1 1/2 minutes. Nice. It then settles as contrasts continue. The guitar is crying out 3 minutes in. Great tune ! "My Decision" builds until they're kicking major ass. Love this song ! Nice bass before 3 1/2 minutes. "The Promiser" opens with some powerful guitar and then it settles some as vocals arrive. It kicks back in as the guitar grinds it out. Khan is really getting a vocal work out on this one. "Wolf's Lair" makes me say "Ooooh ya !" Check out that guitar intro as drums pound. The guitar is all over this one. "Soliloquy" is the over 8 1/2 minute closer. It's divided into three parts. It's mellow to start with vocals. Some power after 2 minutes. Khan screams then it gets heavier. Check out the bass ! It settles 6 minutes in with reserved vocals before kicking back in after 7 1/2 minutes. Incredible sound ! Haunting piano ends it.

If your into that late 80's Prog-Metal i think you'll love this one.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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