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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars 4.5 stars.This is Nick Van Dyke's project, he's the guitarist, keyboard player and writes all the songs. He recruited two FATES WARNING alumni, Ray Adler and Bernie Versailes, as well as two PRYMARY members James Sherwood and Chris Quirarte. This may be the best I have heard Ray sing, while Nick and Bernie form a formidable twin lead guitar attack. I think Nick was wise in getting the rhythm section from PRYMARY, who obviously know each others moves very well.

"Threads" opens with thundering drums and a melodic riff, then piano and vocals enter the chaos. Powerful tune ! "Parker's Eyes" opens with gentle vocals and quiet guitars that doesn't last long as the song becomes very aggressive.There are some standout guitar melodies and lyrics, as well as some samples added. "Scarred" is brutally heavy, with pounding, relentless drums and the ever-present guitars that rip this song apart ! This is the heaviest song on the record.

"Sapphire" opens with acoustic guitars that build and build.This is an awesome song with fantastic vocals.The last four songs are four parts of "The Fullness of Time" section. Part one is "Rage", and you soon realize the speaker of the lyrics here has anger issues.The interplay of the instrumental music here is amazing. "Despair" is a highlight too, with great drums and vocals. "Release" has some nice piano melodies. "Transcendence" features wind blowing in the background with piano playing that leads to an uplifting conclusion to an excellent album.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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