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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars As the title of this album suggests the lyrics are rather dark, negative and depressing at times.The music itself is guitar driven from our COLLAGE and SATELLITE friend Marek Gil. This record was such a pleasant surprise to me, I wasn't expecting such a melodic, guitar heavy album and it sounds so good turned up really loud.

"What Is Love" may well be the best track on the record. It's a powerful song with some great guitar work from Marek throughout, including riffs and solos. The vocals aren't that strong but I really like them. There is some piano and violin as well in this one, and there is a real groove happening in the last 3 minutes of the song. "Needles In My Brain" opens with reserved vocals, strummed guitar and violin. The song kicks in with some tasteful guitar and a powerful rhythm section. I love the guitar in this one, it's hard not to smile. "Liar" begins with heavy drums, guitar and passionate vocals. The song does brighten with a catchy guitar melody. Nice.

"Pain" is a mid paced tune with dark lyrics, but with an uplifting melody. The vocals shine and there is some soaring guitar 3 minutes in. "Seven Days" is another good song with some heaviness and crunch. "Coming Down" is my least favourite song on this record. Drums dominate for the first 2 1/2 minutes when finally the guitar enters the fray. "Don't Tell Me" has a nice powerful soundscape after 2 minutes that comes and goes. There is violin towards the end of this good song. "Hope To See Another Day" the title track is ok for the first 3 minutes and then Marek steps it up a notch and we are treated to a powerful guitar driven melody. This sounds so good. It changes to a lighter sound for a minute with piano and vocals before returning even harder ! This contrast continues. I love the guitar melodies to end it.

I can't give this record anything less than 4 stars, and the more I play it the better it sounds.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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