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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars This album's strong suits are the dramatic vocals and the ever present keyboards.

"New Born" opens with keys and vocals as the band picks it up a notch after a minute with distorted guitar leading the way. Lots of energy and a good beat to this one. "Bliss" has some beautiful piano melodies with the vocals being the focus."Space Dimentia" is probably my favourite song here with piano opening the proceedings as the sound quickly builds.The drumming is out front and very well done. It ends in a bombastic and experimental way."Hyper Music" is punk influenced, as witnessed by a lot of noise. The guitar gains some attention on this one.

"Plug in Baby" is a good uptempo tune,while "Citizen Erased" is a little heavier and one of the better tunes on this record. There is a quiet section 2 minutes in. Nice. Some raw guitar melodies follow as the tranquility does come back."Micro Cuts" has Yorke-like vocals to open and the vocals steal the spotlight on this song. "Screenager" is a laid back tune with some good vocal work. "Darkshines" has some good drumming while "Feeling Good" is catchy. "Megalomania" is slow going with organ and a haunting conclusion to this album.

I would suggest starting with "Absolution" to those wanting to check out this band, but if you have that one already and liked it then definitely get this one, you won't be disappointed. For me this one is a notch down from "Absolution" but still worth getting as they are both strong releases.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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