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The 3rd And The Mortal


Experimental/Post Metal

3.60 | 26 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars In my opinion you can't go wrong with any of THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL's first three albums. I would call this one ("In This Room") their most adventerous and experimental of the three.They keep the mood melancholic throughout but they offer up more variety on this album within that dark mood. There's even some avant moments on here amongst all the atmosphere.

"Stream" opens with atmosphere that builds as the vocals join in.The vocals are passionate after a minute then it all settles back before kicking back in late to end it. "Monody" features drums to start that are replaced by atmosphere quickly. Drums and bass then arrive then vocal melodies.This is very atmospheric. "Sopure" has a beat with bass as reserved vocals join in. Piano after 2 1/2 minutes and an electronic vibe. "The Wooden Lodge" is spacey and atmospheric throughout. Cool tune. "Sophisticated Vampires" is different with those angular guitar melodies along with a beat and vocals.Vocal melodies 2 1/2 minutes in are deranged sounding as the angular guitar continues.

"Harvest" is piano and vocal led in a melancholic mood. It picks up before 1 1/2 minutes with atmosphere. Great sound ! Then back to the previous soundscape. "Did You" features atmosphere and theatrical vocals then it changes 3 minutes in as it kicks in with some heaviness. She's screaming in the background. Excellent. "Myriad Of Peep-Holes" opens with static and faint spoken words as reserved vocals join in.Vocal melodies 2 minutes in then the vocals return. It ends with the static and faint spoken words.

The next three tracks are incredible."Sort Of Invisible" opens with piano and a lush sound. Vocals before a minute. A calm before 3 minutes as the vocals stop. Faint spoken words join in then it kicks back in. Great sound ! "A Touch Of..." has this haunting atmosphere. It kicks in after 2 1/2 minutes with bass and drums.Vocal melodies continue to come and go.This is great ! "Hollow" has this creepy and dark intro as drums join in. Guitar before 1 1/2 minutes then vocal melodies.It all stops and turns experimental 2 1/2 minutes in. It's building as insane vocal melodies join in. "The Barge" is mostly piano and atmosphere. "Sleep" features piano as reserved vocals join in. Synths then guitar after 3 minutes as the vocals stop breifly.

I think it's commendable that they've tried to shake things up a bit here.They took some chances and for the most part this is a success.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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