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PRIMAL POWER ADDICTION

Heaven's Cry

 

Progressive Metal

3.37 | 11 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars I must admit I was surprised at how this band sounds. Parts of their music would fit into the Tech / Extreme Metal genre it's so challenging and technical. I thought of GARDEN WALL from Italy a few times, not that these two bands sound alike but they compare well when it comes to being complex and hard to digest at times. As far as the vocals go he mixes it up, sometimes he's melodic sometimes he's rough and unmelodic.

"2K Awe Tick" has a nice rich sound to it a minute in with vocals. The vocals get rough 3 1/2 minutes in. This is difficult to get into at times. "Masterdom's Profit" is uptempo to open then it settles with vocals but not for long as contrasts continue. "A New Paradigm" is mellow to start then those passionate / rough vocals come in. Nice bass before 2 minutes as the sound gets fuller. The focus is on the vocals still. "Divisions" is so intricate early with the bass, guitars and drums all participating. Reserved vocals before a minute as it settles. It kicks in around 3 minutes as contrasts continue. "A Higher Moral Ground" kicks in right away. There's quite the instrumental display after 2 minutes.

"Komma" is one of my favourites. This is heavier and more intense but they contrast this with the calmer passages. "Remembrance" is laid back but powerful. "One Of Twentyfour" kicks in before a minute with vocals. We actually get a ripping guitar solo later. Not much in the way of solos at all on this album. "Waves" sounds so good after a minute then the rough vocals come in.Some distortion here that makes the vocals sound like they're under water. A calm before 4 minutes is destroyed quickly. "The Inner Stream Remains" is relaxed with backing vocals even. It's all fairly restrained. I like the bass and percussion late to end it. Good tune. Well the bonus track is where they lose all credibility (haha), it's a cover of MIDNIGHT OIL's "Beds Are Burning".

Lots to like here but i'm still trying to get used to the complexity. 3.5 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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