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Mellotron Storm
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5 stars I do believe i've just found my favourite album of 2011. Man this is so much better than I thought it would be despite the rash of 5 stars reviews this has been getting on here. "Unfolded Like Staircase" was an excellent album and a solid 4 stars for me, and I just figured this would be the same. Man was I wrong,this is so much better. VDGG certainly came to mind a lot throughout this disc. It's dark and Parmenter can certainly sound sinister when he wants to. There a few great mellotron sections as well but really this is mainly a dark beast and one i'll be riding on a lot.

"Circuitry" has a nice heavy soundscape with prominant organ as the vocals join in. It settles with piano as the bass and vocal melodies help out. It's building and the sax comes in too.Killer stuff. Ripping guitar after 4 minutes then the vocals return a minute later. "When The Walls Are Down" opens with piano and sax in this laid back but dark passage. It kicks in quickly though. So good. Vocals join in and he's spitting out the lyrics with contempt in a Hammill-like manner after 2 1/2 minutes. Such an emotional track. "Dead City" has a cool sound to it especially the guitar, then the vocals join in. The guitar solos after 2 minutes as the background becomes intense, then back to the earlier sound with vocals.

"When She Dreams She Dreams In Color" features percussion, piano and reserved vocals. This reminds me of the DISCIPLINE of old. Sax ater 3 1/2 minutes as it seems to be slowly building. It kicks in before 5 minutes. A dark calm arrives a minute later. It's building then we get mellotron after 7 minutes. Emotion. Violin 9 minutes in and the repetitive rhythm continues to the end when it stops abruptly. "Rogue" is the 24 minute closer. Acoustic guitar to start then electric guitar and vocals take over just before a minute. Drums then piano as it becomes very VDGG-like. It settles after 5 minutes until it kicks back in before 7 minutes with power. Mellotron after 8 1/2 minutes as it settles back. Nice. The guitar solos after 10 minutes tastefully. It's building then here we go 12 minutes in. Huge bass follows that is ground-shaking. It's so good here as they seem to jam. Prominant guitar after 15 minutes. Vocals are back after 18 1/2 minutes. A calm 20 minutes in and reserved vocals join in. Lazy guitar follows then organ as the song eventually fades out.

This album is an absolute pleasure to listen to. This is MY music.

Mellotron Storm | 5/5 |


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