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REVIURE

Atila

 

Symphonic Prog

4.04 | 61 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars 4.5 stars. Man these guys can play. The interplay between these musicians is amazing, and for me this is what stands out the most about this album. Specifically the bass, keyboards and guitar playing off one another is a blast to listen to.The album cover is almost misleading as you would think there would be some pretty dark tunes inside judging from it.

The first song "Reviure" starts off with the sound of wind blowing and other eerie sounds, then light drums, guitar and keyboards come into play. Synths are prominant 2 minutes in.There is a fiery guitar solo, then back to the rhythm, then the keyboardist has his solo with drums following along. Vocals come in after 6 1/2 minutes and they sound really good. Organ a minute later as the sound and vocals build. Synths and drums lead the way late.Great opening song.The next song "Somni" has lots of spacey keyboards early. A change 1 1/2 minutes in as strummed guitar, drums, then bass joins in. Synths follow. I really like this hypnotic section but it changes after six minutes as the tempo picks up and vocals then guitar take over. It changes back to the hypnotic vibe of earlier 8 minutes in to the end.

"Atila" opens with someone coughing while others are talking. Then the drums, moog, keyboards come in playing together while the guitar solos over top.There is a spacey interlude.The song sounds good after 6 1/2 minutes with the moog and drums. Guitar starts to solo like earlier. Nice bass too. Organ comes in, then a drum solo. Synths and organ take turns leading the rest of the way. The final song "Al Mati" has some vocals, but clearly this is an album that is focused on the amazing playing skills of these talented Spaniards. It's windy then spacey to open before it kicks into gear. Vocals and a calm follow. The vocals are so passionate at times. Great section. It picks back up as the tempo continues to shift. Some outstanding guitar and bass later.

This is a record that needs to be played a lot to be appreciated. I keep hearing things I didn't grasp at first, and i'm sure this will continue for some time. A real treasure.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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