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MOSQUITO

Psychotic Waltz

 

Progressive Metal

3.71 | 95 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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5 stars Yes this is less complex than their previous records, but the riffs are heavier, and this is far more melodic, making this album a lot more accessible.

The first song "Mosquito" will be playing in your head long after you have heard it. It has such a groove to it, heavy drums, bass and guitar riffs. "Lovestone Blind" opens with crunchy guitars and heavy drums, followed by the great vocals of Buddy Lackey, who sounds a little bit like the ALICE AND CHAINS singer on this song. Great tune ! "Haze One" makes it three fantastic songs in a row. This one features lighter drums, vocals and guitars, it grooves. Your head will bob and your feet will be tapping. It's like a lazy summertime tune.

"Shattered Sky" introduces us to the flute, followed by fragile vocals that are eventually shattered by bone crushing riffs. The mood gets mellow again (more beautiful flute) only to be buried this time for good by a wall of sound, ending with scalding guitars. "All The Voices" is a different style again. Great chorus that goes "follow me into the sun". Lots of variety on this record. "Dancing In Ashes" is fast paced with ripping guitars. "Only Time" is dark and heavy, with filthy guitar solos and the vocals are outstanding. "Locked Down" is so melodic, a real head banger. The closing song "Mindsong" has lots of time changes. It starts out with almost a reggae feel to the beat. The guitars sound like they are speaking, then the song totally changes, what a ride.

If you like FATES WARNING or melodic Prog-Metal, please find this record, you'll wear it out. It's awesome !

Mellotron Storm | 5/5 |

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