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Red Orchid


Crossover Prog

2.29 | 9 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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2 stars You can really see the potential with RED ORCHID and in particular the man behind this band Sanmeet Sidhu. My biggest issue is with the vocals that come off as sounding poor when he really tries to sing. If he had stayed within himself in a reserved manner it would be more tolerable at least.

"Revive" sounds good to start with the strummed guitar and melancholic mood. Again the vocals are "off" though in places sadly. Some heaviness before 4 minutes then a guitar solo joins in. It settles back again. "Walking In The Sky" is a brighter and more uptempo tune to start.It settles back when the vocals arrive. I like the synths that join in. It picks back up with vocals as contrasts continue.It's okay. "Sky Is Falling" has some chunky bass with drums to start as vocal melodies join in.Synths follow as the vocals stop then guitar. I like this section.Vocals come in after 2 1/2 minutes. Just not a fan of those vocals which is too bad because this is a good tune. "Eclipse" is a short piece with acoustic guitar and piano leading the way.Synths do join in as well. "Silence Within" opens in a melancholic manner as the guitar echoes.Strummed guitar as the sound changes and vocals join in. It's heavier before 2 1/2 minutes then it settles back with tasteful guitar.Themes are repeated.

They can certainly do better. Fans and collectors only for this one.

Mellotron Storm | 2/5 |


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