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Ephemeral Sun


Progressive Metal

3.96 | 158 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars EPHEMERAL SUN's second release is an all instrumental affair that has received a lot of positive reviews of late and for good reason. The sound quality is excellent and the music can be heavy although I wouldn't call this particular release Prog-Metal. They do contrast well the heavier and lighter passages throughout as the keyboards and guitar lead the way.

"Springsong" kicks in heavily fairly quickly with synths helping out. Piano before a minute then it settles in with guitar and a beat.The heaviness with synths are back after 2 minutes then it settles down again quickly. Drums and synths lead before 5 minutes then it kicks back in with guitar. Again it settles back. It's heavy again 8 1/2 minutes in before settling back at 10 minutes. It sounds like sampled mellotron before 11 minutes as sampled words join in.

"Prism" has a nice heavy intro then it settles right down before a minute. It's building then the guitar starts to solo. It settles with piano before 4 minutes. It's much fuller after 5 1/2 minutes right to the end. Nice. "Memoirs" opens with piano and atmosphere. A change after 1 1/2 minutes as laid back guitar leads. It's okay. "Harvest Aorta" the title track is the over 42 minute closer. Like the first track we get constant contrasts throughout between the heavier, fuller sections and the mellower, lighter passages.The ending is humerous.

A good album that just hasn't clicked with me for whatever reason. 3.5 stars for now.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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