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INERMIS

Moonlight

 

Crossover Prog

3.82 | 9 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars MOONLIGHT's third album is their best so far in my opinion. It's still heavy but there's more atmosphere, and simply put there are some incredible songs on this one. The album cover shown on this site is different from mine. My copy has a picture of the ground covered with dead leaves with a face hidden in them, kind of like ANGLAGARD's "Epilog" album cover.

"Inermis" features lots of background synths and orchestral sounds as Maja works her magic on vocals. A nice dark and heavy sound to this one.The vocal melodies are amazing. "Szalenstwo" opens with vocal melodies, vocals follow. This pattern continues. Some nice guitar before 2 1/2 minutes. "Do Ojca" opens with keyboards and drums before vocals join in. Heaviness with synths follows. Guitar joins in the fray. This is a good kick ass song. "Jeszcze Raz" is a top three. A dreamy intro before vocals and drums come in. It's still laid back though. That changes before 2 minutes. Back to the dream-like atmosphere later. "Umbra" builds as vocals join in. Nice. Background synths too. Great sounding track. "Noc" features piano, drums and reserved vocals. It kicks in before 1 1/2 minutes. Contrasts continue. "Pokuta Klamcy" is a short tune that's very aggressive as Maja spits out the lyrics. "Flos" is a top three. It's mellow with reserved vocals. Fat bass arrives as synths wash in. The guitar is great as it picks up. Powerful vocals follow then it settles again. Contrasts continue. "Non Umbra" is an uplifting mid paced tune. I like it a lot.

"Nie Moge Zmienic Nic" is the other top three. A beautiful intro before the heaviness arrives with vocals. Atmosphere before 2 minutes. Then it kicks back in as contrasts continue. Incredible ! "Inermis II" opens with drums as soft vocals join in with synths. It kicks in before a minute. A calm before 2 1/2 minutes then it kicks back in after 3 1/2 minutes. It's heavy again a minute later. "Enjoy The Silence" is a DEPECHE MODE cover. Nice bass throughout and man can she sing. Love this track, it brings back good memories. "Army Of Me" builds as the bass throbs and vocals join in. It gets heavy. She sounds different here. This is like an Alternative track from the nineties.

A very solid 4 stars. Not as metalic as the debut but just as heavy and more atmosphere.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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