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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars ZEVIOUS are a power trio out of the USA playing all instrumental music that is dark and heavy.The guitar is often angular playing over top. I really like their sound. Imagine ONE SHOT without keyboards and you have an idea.The band is made up of cousins Mike and Jeff Eber on guitar and drums respectively, in fact Jeff also drums for a band called DYSRHYTHMIA. The fat bass lines are courtesy of Johnny DiBlase. By the way Mike and Johnny wrote all the tracks here.

"Where's the Captain" is so good with the chunky bass, pounding odd metered drumming and the guitar soloing over top. Angular guitar before 2 minutes. This is intricate yet powerful. Check out the drumming late. "Come Cluster" is dark and more laid back. I just laugh at the huge bass lines and the amazing drumming here. Laughing as in over-joyed. It turns more aggressive after 3 1/2 minutes then settles back. The drums come to the fore before a minute on "Mostly Skulls". Tasteful angular guitar and thumping bass join in. "The Ticket Exploded" is dark with sounds coming and going. It's building before 3 minutes then it calms right down 3 1/2 minutes in. A good Halloween song.

"The Noose" has lots of bottom end as the angular guitar plays over top. "Inciting" is more uptempo.Great sound 2 1/2 minutes in. "Gradual Decay" features prominant drumming on this mid paced tune. Guitar and bass are more in the background here until the guitar comes to the fore before 4 minutes. "The Ditch" sounds great when it settles back a minute in and the guitar joins in. Check out the bass before 5 minutes ! "After The Air Raid" is dark and haunting. The guitar makes some noise on "The Children And The Rats" 30 seconds in then it settles back. It does this again fairly quickly then not again until after 3 1/2 minutes where it turns intense to the end.Incredible. "Glass Tables" has some fantastic drumming on it early on.The guitar before 1 1/2 minutes starts to groove. Okay now he's sending smoke signals. It settles after 2 1/2 minutes then kicks back in hard.

This is complex and in a style that I love. A very solid 4 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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