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IN A COLD EMBRACE

Battlestations

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.98 | 122 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This is the second album from these Post-Rockers from Belgium. This is dark, ambient and melancholic music that clocks in at just under 45 minutes. Nice. By the way the music isn't nearly as disturbing as the album cover. Just sayin'.

"Your Not Welcome Here" is dark and atmospheric to start and it slowly builds with piano then a beat before 2 minutes. It's experimental 4 1/2 minutes in. It's building before 7 minutes but then it settles back quickly before kicking into gear around 9 1/2 minutes. Some brief spoken words 12 minutes in. "The Way We Grieve" opens with atmosphere as a beat comes in and takes over. It's building until it's louder 3 1/2 minutes in. It settles right down 5 1/2 minutes in then slowly builds again.

"Time Stands Still" has these sounds that rise and fall over and over throughout. "The Faces We Remember" is enveloped by a dark atmosphere fairly quickly as sounds slowly come and go. The Tempo picks up before 5 1/2 minutes with a beat. "Citizen Creep" opens with atmosphere and other sounds. keyboards after a minute. Bass 2 minutes in then it picks up. A calm follows then the piano is back 4 minutes in. A beat follows. It kicks in before 6 minutes before settling back with keyboards and atmosphere. It's experimental after 9 minutes with vocals and an earth shaking atmosphere. A calm takes over late to end it.

Certainly if your a fan of melancholic music with a dark vibe you would do well to check this album out. I may not be as thrilled as many are on this site about this record but it's well worth the 4 stars i'm giving it.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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