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Psychotic Waltz


Progressive Metal

3.94 | 130 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I found this release to be darker and slower than the previous release "Mosquito". Actually if you like DEADSOUL TRIBE I think you'll like this one. Of course Buddy Lackey who would change his name to Devon Graves was the singer for PSYCHOTIC WALTZ and is the singer for DEADSOUL TRIBE now.The art work by Travis Smith is pretty amazing.

The first song "Faded" opens with a cool, fat bass line and it's actually great all the way through. This song will not get out of my head. I know I experienced the exact same thing when I was listening to "Mosquito" even the next day the song would just start playing in my head like this one and not leaving. Great song though. "Locust" is a slower, atmospheric tune. "Morbid" is one of my favourites. The keyboards to open are a nice touch and there is an absolutely blistering guitar solo. It's awesome having two lead guitarists. The lyrics on this one are thought provoking, comparing cutting down beautiful roses to the cutting down of Jesus.

"Bleeding" has a dark, sinister, heavy intro. Very BLACK SABBATH-like. Nice contrast throughout between the heavy and lighter passages. "Need" has some great riffs and heavy bass. "Drift" is a mellower tune and I love the guitar intro. "Northern Lights" brings us back to the heaviness. "Sleep" features heavy bass and drums and the long instrumental to end it is a highlight. "My Grave" is like a tribute to one of Buddy's heroes Ian Anderson. Very TULL like. Acoustic guitar and flute while the vocals are totally different than usual sounding similar to Ian Anderson. "Skeleton" is another favourite of mine. A heavy tune with a catchy rhythm. It would have fit well on "Mosquito". "Freedom ?" has a ripping guitar solo while the soundscape is again heavy and catchy. Nice.

After "Mosquito" this is my favourite PSYCHOTIC WALTZ album. If you prefer the complex style of metal then check out the first two records they made. 4.5 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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