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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This was a hard cd to track down, but the search was well worth it. I already had their "Carbano 14" record and was crossing my fingers that this would be as good. It is. Again the bass leads the way with the drums not far behind. The lead guitar recalls Mr.Fripp often. I was reminded of "Lateralus" more then once with the very heavy bass and drum interplay.

Speaking of TOOL "Cigoto" has a TOOL-like intro of drums and some fat bass lines to open the show. The angular guitar comes in followed by some grinding melodies. Nice. Check the bass out though ! Blistering guitar to follow. "Baretta" is uptempo to begin with before it calms down some 1 1/2 minutes in. Nice sound. The guitar grinds out some melodies, and the song ends with some amazing bass. "Ensueno" displays the bands talents very well. The prominant bass, upfront drumming and angular guitar. Some Spanish words 2 1/2 minutes in followed by a powerful sound a minute later. "Porka Tana" opens with the birds chirping and people speaking in Spanish. It's fairly mellow instrumentally until it really kicks in after 2 minutes. This contrast continues. "El Jucio De Jack Y La Madre De Carneamarga" opens with a dark and heavy bass and drum rhythm. My truck is shaking inside at this point. This song is a killer,especially 2 minutes in. "Empalme" features more drums and some outrageous bass.There are vocals and vocal melodies. We get a sonic explosion after 2 minutes. Oh my ! The guitar is on fire. Yeah i'm smiling.

"6 Minutes De Silencio" has a heavy yet uplifting sound thanks to the guitar melodies playing over top of the bass and drums. Briefly it becomes tranquil as the bass and drums stop leaving the guitar to carry the song. After 4 minutes the guitar cries out and the bass and drums pound away. "Travolta" has a fusion vibe to it. It's very well done but i prefer the heavy bass and drum sound. "Tributo" brings us back to that TOOL-like sound with some scorching guitar as well. "5mm2" has some Spanish vocals in it as well as a good guitar solo 2 minutes in. Vocals are back 3 1/2 minutes in followed by a bass solo ! You know the line in the SAGA song "Wind him up he can't stop..." well i think someone did that to the guitarist on this song. "Angelmandinga" is more of the same and that's a good thing. Some blistering guitar and it ends very heavily.

Highly recommended music from Chile. Get either album, they are both terrific. It's easy to get excited about the way these guys play.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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