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ETNA

Etna

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.01 | 35 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars Very unusual to see a band with the exact same lineup not only change their band name 3 times but also change the style of music with each album. This album is very much in the Jazz / Rock / Fusion style. I did think of ARTI E MISTIERI a lot mostly because of the drummer who is definitely the star of the show here in my opinion.This band (and drummer) aren't as dynamic though as ARTI E MISTIERI or MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA. My kind of music though with the electric piano, guitar, drums and bass all standing out.

"Beneath The Geyser" sounds so good when it kicks in around a minute after a mellow intro. The drumming is fantastic. This is an uptempo but intricate track. "South East Wind" opens with keys, drums and atmosphere then a rhythm kicks in with guitar. A relaxed and catchy song. It turns more intense after 4 1/2 minutes. "Across The Indian Ocean" has some great drum work once it kicks in as the guitar plays over top.

"French Picadores" is cool with the acoustic guitar and clarinet. Again the drums, bass and piano all sound really good. "Golden Idol" builds then settles back. The drumming is tasteful yet relentless. "Sentimental Lewdness" opens with a drum solo as the guitar joins in followed by piano and bass. It settles some. The guitar and piano sound great before 5 1/2 minutes. The drums are amazing as usual. "Barbarian Serenade" is led by piano early then acoustic guitar joins in followed by drums and bass 2 1/2 minutes in.

A really good album that fans of Jazz / Fusion will enjoy.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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