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Experimental/Post Metal

3.16 | 54 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars This would be former ANATHEMA member Duncan Patterson's final album with ANTIMATTER. He would leave after this one while Mick Moss would keep the band going and release another album. This album is a strange one in that Mick and Duncan refused to work with each other at this point, so we get two different lineups each headed by these two men. So these songs were recorded in different places at different times. Weird. All the odd numbered tracks are Duncan's and have mainly female vocals, while the even numbered are Mick's and feature mainly his vocals plus violin. It is very surprising how these songs mesh so well together.They're on the same page whan it comes to this melancholic, acoustic style of music that's for sure.

I much prefer the previous album "Lights Out" because that one is all about the atmosphere and mood, while this one comes off too acoustic and samey. It's also very melancholic as I mentioned.The highlight is without a doubt the final track "Eternity Part 24" which is completely different from the rest. It starts out similar with the acoustic guitar but then a minute in we get drowned in atmosphere. Kind of like a spacey Klaus Schulze track. Very cool.

Worth 3 stars but nothing more in my opinion.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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