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OHM

Ohm

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.80 | 16 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars OHM is the brainchild of guitarist Chris Poland who Metal fans might know from his work on "Peace Sells...But Who's Buying" from MEGADETH. This is a completely different style of music as you might imagine. It's interesting how many artists are famous for a certain genre of music they play, yet they actually would prefer playing a different style that they're more into. When I think of OHM (I have the first two studio albums) I think class.Tasteful and professional all the way. If your into instrumental Jazz / Rock / Fusion this is a must. Cool album cover as well. I should mention that when it comes to the drums they state in the liner notes that "Drum tracks recorded live, one pass, no overdubs, no electronic, no midi devices".

"Peanut Buddha" opens with drums as the guitar creates some atmosphere before kicking in. Love the drumming ! Chris is lighting it up after 3 minutes. Gorgeous track. "Where's My Hat" sounds so cool with the intricate bass, guitar and drums. "ID" is again "intricate" then it kicks into gear as contrasts continue. "Love Song" is a smooth sounding track led by the guitar. Check out the guitar after 3 minutes. "Came To Believe" opens with atmosphere then it kicks in quickly. "Between Us" has a relaxing sound until Chris winds it out before 2 minutes. "Iguana" has some nice sounding bass and drum work early. It settles beautifully before 2 minutes as Poland shines. It picks back up late. "Sister Cheryl" is laid back and guitar led.

"Brandenberg Gate" opens with rain and thunder then cymbals join in before the guitar takes over. I like this a lot. Some guitar outbursts before 3 minutes. Spoken words 4 1/2 minutes in then it ends with rain and thunder. "Bastille Day" sounds great 2 minutes in with that guitar / drum section before it settles back. "Mountain" is pastoral to start then it picks up.This might be my favourite song on here as we get some nasty guitar 2 1/2 minutes in. "Search For The Suicide King" opens with atmosphere as the guitar cries out. It picks up quickly. Excellent sound here. It does get fairly heavy at times. "Ohmage" opens with a hum before drums then guitar and bass take over.The bass is impressive. Check out the drums before 3 minutes.The guitar shines late.

A very solid 4 stars and an album that fans of instrumental music should check out.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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