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High Tide


Heavy Prog

3.76 | 170 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars In my opinion this is a huge improvement over their debut. They have added acoustic guitar, organ and piano. Also the bass now stands out perhaps due to the much clearer sound as the production is much better. This is a short record though with 3 songs worth about 33 minutes. This is a much more progressive offering as well when compared to "Sea Shanties".

"Blackman Cries Again" has some good lyrics that are sung in an almost mechanical way.They're good as the violin and guitar melodies tastefully play. Actually the last 6 minutes of the song are pure instrumental music. "The Joke" opens with some nice intricate guitar work as the violin joins in. The song stops 2 1/2 minutes in and restarts with guitar, vocals and organ. I really like this section. A good guitar melody follows with some throbbing bass lines 6 minutes in.The violin is back 7 1/2 minutes in to end the song. "Saneonymous" sounds like the DIXIE DREGS for 4 minutes until it stops and restarts with acoustic guitar and some powerful pipe organ.Then we get some vocals 5 minutes in with some mournful violin. Another change 7 minutes in as we are treated to a guitar / violin melody. 10 1/2 minutes in it changes again to a beautiful mellow passage to end the song.

Short but sweet you could say, and well deserving of 4 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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