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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars 3.5 stars. RUSH's sophomore record with the great cover has it's highlights to be sure, but also some forgettable moments as well.

"Anthem" is a RUSH classic, with a guitar driven intro leading to Geddy's passionate vocals. I love Alex's guitar solo 2 1/2 minutes in. RUSH's record label in Canada actually took their name from this song. "Best I Can" is a straight forward song with Neil's drumming standing out. Another good guitar solo. "Beneath, Between & Behind" is an uptempo rocker.

"By-Tor & The Snowdog" is a mini epic that I never really liked that much. The guitar is great though. "Fly By Night" is an awesome mid-paced tune. Just a feel good song for me, with a beautiful guitar solo. "Making Memories" and "Rivendell" are two songs that really do nothing for me at all. The album ends with "In The End" a fantastic song with great lyrics.The intro is mellow, while the power is turned up for the rest of the song.

Songs like "Anthem" ,"Fly By Night" and "In The End" are worth the price of admission to this early RUSH record, but the best is yet to come.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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