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4.17 | 23 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars TRI-OFFENSIVE are a trio of bass, drums and guitar out of Japan and if your calling your band TRI-OFFENSIVE you know there's going to be some heaviness. The bassist and drummer are veterans of the Japanese music scene while the guitarist is the young gun. The music is complex yet they keep this baby warm thankfully and there is some variety. There's a nice balance actually between the heavy and lighter passages. We get eleven songs over 58 plus minutes. This was released in 2009, their only album so far. Interesting to see a song titled "Parallel World" considering they are from Japan, can't help but think of FAR EAST FAMILY BAND. Not that that song sounds anything like that Psychedelic band.

Top three would include the opener "Fate Of The Azure" with that opening picked guitar that echoes. Bass and drums kick in quickly though and the guitar style changes. Such a warm and moving section a minute in then it turns heavy. Contrasts continue and check out the guitar lighting it up around 4 minutes in. The song smack dab in the middle "Particle In The Planet" might be my favourite. It hits the ground running but settles quickly but outbursts of power continue. Bass only after a minute then the guitar kicks in making noise. So cool. The closer "Holy Calling" rounds out my top three. Love that rhythm section bringing to mind some Metal bands as the guitar solos over top. Nice guitar work after 2 minutes then some intensity at 3 1/2 minutes but then it settles again.

A really impressive album. Players!

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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