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SPIRAL VENDETTA

Godsticks

 

Crossover Prog

3.73 | 20 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars This is one of those albums where the focus is on the vocals and lyrics. Sure we get some good instrumental music but rarely is that the focus. I'm not big on these types of records although I certainly have quite a few that I value highly. Unfortunately this isn't one of them.

The first track is exactly what i'm talking about with a short guitar solo before 1 1/2 minutes. "Unnerving Allure" has some nice bass in it and a guitar solo before 3 minutes followed by piano. "Timshel" is one i'm not too fond of with the prominant drumming and vocals. "Norman" has an aggressive intro and vocals before 1 1/2 minutes. This reminds me of ECHOLYN. This along with the only instrumental are my favourites. "Put Seven In Bold" is one I can't get into. The focus is on the vocals and there is this punchy sound.

"Withdraw" is a good vocal track. "Traverse" features piano and reserved vocals. It picks up before 1 1/2 minutes. Guitar 2 1/2 minutes in. "R.R.R." is punchy with vocals. "The Continuation Of Livid" is the instrumental I like. It's pretty intense and when it settles we get some nice bass. "Unravel" is acoustic guitar and vocal led. A nice song.

A good album no doubt, but not exactly my style of music.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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