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FLEKTOGON

Nodo Gordiano

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.85 | 40 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I have to agree with memowakemen, this band puts a smile on my face too. This is heavy, dark and powerful, and except for the first track it's also all instrumental. And clocking in at just over 53 minutes is just right.

"Theatro Di Memoria" opens with a choir with both male and female vocal melodies. Man this sounds like mellotron choirs only this is the real thing. It kicks in heavily after 1 1/2 minutes. Nice. It settles 3 minutes in as those soprano female vocals come in. It kicks back in before 5 minutes. She's back as contrasts continue. "Ozymandias Part I" is dark with percussion and other sounds. Quite experimental.

"Adventure Di Mastama" is the 30 minute tour de force. It kicks in before a minute. Man this sounds so good, and the guitar is excellent. Check out the bass too. It settles some before 7 minutes and even more a minute later. It turns experimental before 11 minutes then we get a melody that I really like. There's a dark and spacey mood here then it kicks in with sax before 13 minutes. It then turns heavier as horns blast. It settles before 16 minutes with flute. Horns are back around 17 minutes and it kicks back in at 18 1/2 minutes. It slows right down quickly with experimental sounds. Great sound 22 minutes in as drums, bass and guitar create a dark and heavy soundscape. It's raining briefly as heaviness continues. It picks up before 25 1/2 minutes. They're cooking again.

Drums slowly take control on the next track "Ozymandias Part II". They stop 4 minutes in as the guitar become prominant. Great sound. "Zeitgeist" sounds really good with the guitar grinding away and the bass is nice and chunky.

Easily 4 stars. If you like your music dark and heavy check this out.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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