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Experimental/Post Metal

3.62 | 12 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars MIOSIS are a relatively new Swedish band who instrumentally sound very much like TOOL. Not a bad thing in my books although I have read complaints that they sound too much like them. I have to thank Bonnek for this one, he knows my tastes in music too well. I love this album. It's dark and heavy and I like the vocals too.

"State Of Lacuna" sort of builds in stages then it settles back 2 minutes in when the vocals arrive.They're more passionate 4 minutes in. A calm 6 minutes in with bass then drums before the guitars and vocals return. "Once Divine" has this heavy duty intro but it settles when the vocals come in. It kicks back in. Hell ya ! Contrasts continue. Such a good track. Check out the drumming early on "Our Floods". Reserved vocals after 1 1/2 minutes as it settles. It's still powerful though. Just a great sounding tune. Check out the guitar then the bass and drums after 4 1/2 minutes. "Benandanti" is heavy with bass and drums with vocals and guitar over top. Spoken words 3 minutes in and later. Aggressive guitar before 6 minutes. Great song.

"Flow" builds to a TOOL-like soundscape.Vocals 1 1/2 minutes in. Nice fat bass here as usual. Intense is the word after 4 minutes. "The Lucid" is heavy with vocals right away. I like the vocals here a lot. It settles some as the bass stands out and the vocals become more reserved. It's still has this powerful undercurrent. It kicks back in as contrasts continue, although this is mostly kick ass stuff. "Red" is the closer and the longest track at almost 11 1/2 minutes. It kicks in powerfully yet it's mid paced. Synths for the first time too before 1 1/2 minutes. Reserved vocals follow. It keeps building and settling. Killer track ! Synths are back again 10 minutes in.

Nothing less than 4 stars will do for this one. I enjoy it way too much.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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