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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars Much better than the debut in my opinion.That annoying RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS flavour is gone and this is much more consistant, all the songs are really good. Just the thought of a sea of cheese is just gross though (haha). The music is catchy yet at the same time i'm listening intently to the "lights out" bass, guitar and drum work. Incredibly talented musicians.

"Seas Of Cheese" is a short intro that sounds like an out-take from "The Wall. "Here Come The Bastards" is about the In-Laws coming over for dinner. Kidding ! This has a catchy rhythm with vocals. Killer tune. "SGT. Baker" is funny lyrically. It opens with sounds coming and going then kicks in with the bass and vocals standing out.The bass is so good. "American Life" is more laid back but you know it's going to explode any second. Love the guitar after 3 1/2 minutes as it grinds away. Hey it didn't explode ! Intense anyway. "Jerry Was A Race Car Driver" is catchy as usual and the guitar is amazing 2 minutes in. "Eleven" has to be a top three for me. It opens with drums as guitar joins in followed by vocals and a full sound. How good is this when the guitar comes back in. Vocal melodies come and go.

"Is It Luck ?" features some impressive bass and guitar. The vocals are fast paced. "Grandad's Little Ditty" is a short piece with someone singing in the shower. "Tommy The Cat" is another top three. Tom Waits adds vocals here. The bass is something else. Ripping guitar 2 minutes in as it picks up. "Sathington Waltz" is a very cool instrumental. Sounds pulse and throb to start out on "Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers". Vocals join in then it kicks in as contrasts continue. Amazing tune, love the guitar. In fact this is the other top three for me. Check out the bass and drums 3 1/2 minutes in. "Fish (Fisherman Chronicles, Chapter II)" is laid back until the drums and vocals arrive before 1 1/2 minutes. The guitar is making some noise. We get quite the instrumental display 5 minutes in when it picks up.

It would have been cool to see these guys open for RUSH as they did back in the nineties. A very entertaining album.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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