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Isildurs Bane


Symphonic Prog

3.96 | 77 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars I can certainly appreciate why this is rated so highly.This is an ambitious effort from these Swedes who boast 13 musicians along with a choir. And there's over 78 minutes of music.This is very Classical sounding which is reflected in my rating as i'm just not a fan of this style, especially when there are church choirs involved.

"The Adventure Of The Whirling Delirium" opens with the sounds of helicopters and planes flying over then the sound of a door closing and footsteps. Spoken words then violin and a beat come in. It kicks in heavier at 3 1/2 minutes. Chunky bass 8 1/2 minutes with lots of strings. "A Telescope And A Hot Air Balloon" opens with someone walking again as piano and strings take over. It kicks in with drums before 3 minutes. Nice bass and guitar too. Strings dominate late. "Picassiette-First Walk" opens with someone looking for a good radio station as the piano plays. Flute before 1 1/2 minutes. It settles down with piano late. "La Sagrada Familia-El Dia" is choir led with flute. Not a fan at all. "Das Junkerhaus" is mellow with sax but it does get a lot fuller.

"Picassiette-Second Walk" opens with piano followed by strings and sax. "La Sagrada Familia-La Tarde" features choirs and flute. "Wild As A Toad" is the longest piece at almost 18 minutes. Helicopters and planes can be heard like on the opening tune then the music kicks in. Drums, piano, strings etc. A calm with mournful cello 5 minutes in. Strings are more passionate after 7 minutes and before 10 minutes.The sound kicks in after 14 minutes. "Picassiette-Third Walk" is mostly slowly played piano melodies with violin coming in late. "La Sagrada Familia-La Noche" is a return of the choir. "Nimis-Wotan's Tower" is flute,bass and drum led. I like the guitar after 2 minutes. "La Sagrada Familia-La Manana" opens with what sounds like rain as the choir sings. "Magnificient Gigant Battles" is great to start with that dark mood as piano and other sounds come and go. Strings 2 1/2 minutes in and the drums kick in before 3 minutes. Check out the guitar a minute later.

I can appreciate this certainly, but enjoying it is another matter.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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