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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars Another album that is right there between 3 and 4 stars as far as i'm concerned. OVERHEAD are from Finland and this is their second album. I think it's a little inconsistant but there are some amazing moments.

The opening self-titled track "Metaepitone" is my favourite. Acoustic guitar as reserved vocals join in. It gets fuller but doesn't really kick in until before 4 1/2 minutes where we get some power. It settles again but contrasts continue. It's FLOYD-like 5 1/2 minutes in. The guitar solo before 10 minutes goes on and on. Synths after 12 minutes then it's heavier again.The song ends as it began.

"Warning:Ending (Without Warning)" is kind of spacey early then it kicks in before 1 1/2 minutes. It heavy with flute. Vocals 2 1/2 minutes in as it settles some. Multi-vocals after 4 minutes. I'm reminded of ACT at times here. "Point Of View" is acoustic guitar and reserved vocals until this lazy bluesy guitar comes in and takes over. The vocals are back late. "Butterfly's Cry" is led by bass, drums and keys. Vocals and organ after 1 1/2 minutes. "Arrival Of The Red Bumblebee" is a short piano filled track. "Dawn" builds in stages early until the vocals come in around 2 minutes. I like the guitar especially around 12 minutes.

A really good album that just fails to hit 4 stars. 3.5 stars it is.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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