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SAVIOUR

Antimatter

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.59 | 45 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars This is where it all began for ANTIMATTER. Former ANATHEMA bass player Duncan Patterson teamed up with the talented Michael Moss to create this atmospheric music with plenty of electronics and samples.They have two guest female singers who share the vocals. So female vocals are on every track.

"Saviour" has a good drum intro then it settles quickly with female vocals before kicking back in as contrasts continue. "Holocaust" features vocals that almost seem processed early on. It's dark with percussion and other sounds. "Over Your Shoulder" has both male and female vocals although the female is leading.Sparse percussion is helping out. "Psalms" has vocals a minute in with a beat and some atmosphere. Bass later. "God Is Coming" has this atmosphere with whispered vocals. It kicks in before 2 minutes after she whispers "God is coming". A strong electronica flavour here.

"Angelic" features this gentle guitar as vocals join in. Sampled violin-like sounds 2 minutes in and to end it. "Flowers" is mellow with vocals.This is very melancholic. Some brief outbursts come and go. "The Last Laugh" is my favourite. Male vocals lead on this one with female vocals helping out. Some prominant guitar in this one too for a change. Lots of atmosphere with a beat. It kicks in louder late. "Going Nowhere" has female vocals to start only then we get this cool sounding keyboard, percussion and guitar soundscape which creates lots of atmosphere.

I really like how the album ends with those two closing tracks but for my taste it doesn't measure up well against the follow-up "Lights Out". Better than "Planetary Confinement" though. 3.5 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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