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DISTURBANCE

Versus X

 

Crossover Prog

3.41 | 30 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This album took me by surprise i'll tell you that. VERSUS X are a German band who on this their second album have created three long tracks totalling 57 minutes.The music is mostly vocal and keyboard led with contrasts between the mellow and heavier sections throughout. It does keep the same kind of style and mood throughout. I did think of GENESIS but the overall feel reminded me of SINGULARITY's "Between Sunlight And Shadow". Both albums draw me to the lyrics more than I usually am, and for whatever reason I just enjoy the mood that is offered even though objectively i'm a little surprised i'm so into this.

"Curtain Call" kicks in with some heaviness before a minute. Organ plays over top then piano.It settles before 3 minutes with vocals and piano. Vocals stop and synths roll in at 5 minutes. Guitar before 6 minutes. Vocals are back before 8 minutes with piano. Heaviness starts to build before 10 minutes. Piano only as we get a calm a minute later. It picks up with different instruments taking the lead to the end.

"In Silent Age" opens with solo piano as reserved vocals join in. Drums and a fuller sound before 2 minutes. The tempo picks up 3 minutes in. Piano and synths only 5 minutes in. It picks up again with vocals before 7 1/2 minutes. Piano and synths as it settles back. Vocals after 10 minutes. It kicks back in after 14 minutes for a powerful conclusion. "The Mirror Of Division" builds as synths wash in. Guitar then takes the lead after a minute then organ. A calm 3 1/2 minutes in with organ then vocals. Piano too. It kicks back in at 5 1/2 minutes before settling a minute later. Vocals too. It's heavier before 8 minutes. It settles back with piano and synths 10 1/2 minutes in. Vocals are back too. The tempo picks up then the guitar leads. Synths and piano only after 16 minutes and vocals return as well. It kicks in before 19 minutes. Nice. Synths join in then vocals before 21 minutes for the emotional ending.

Sure the music here gets predictable fairly quickly but I don't care this album just draws me in for some reason.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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