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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars 3.5 stars. Very enjoyable borderline Prog-Metal. Spanish vocals that I especially like that remind me of Gil Moore from TRIUMPH. When he tries to hit those high notes though it just doesn't work. Lots of synths in this one as well.

"Obertura" is a short orchestral-like intro with piano. "Joroprog" is one of my favourites. It opens with synths and drums leading the way. It settles with piano a minute in with vocals not far behind.When he sings passionately he really reminds me of Gil. Piano and percussion 2 minutes in and then the guitar starts to shred. Riffs 4 1/2 minutes in and a great sounding section 5 minutes in. "Nada" is laid back to begin with as drums, percussion and vocals lead the way. It kicks into a higher gear 3 minutes in with some tasteful guitar. "Sombras" has a nice aggressive start with lots of synths. Vocals before a minute as it calms down. The tempo continues to shift. Guitar soars after 2 1/2 minutes. Themes are repeated. "RM" features intricate acoustic guitar throughout.

"Fria" is my favourite and not because it's the longest track either. Some excellent organ to start with as other instruments join in. Great sound. The first 3 minutes are an uptempo instrumental that just kills. Then it settles down until guitar starts to lay down some blistering melodies a minute later. Nice. Back to the uptempo melody. The song stops 6 minutes in and restarts with piano, then fragile vocals join in. This is such a good section that lasts almost 8 minutes. "Gira La Tierra" has a heavy sound with riffs and synths leading the way. Fragile vocals come in. It's ok. "Soledad" opens with percussion, piano and vocals. It gets fuller 1 1/2 minutes in as this contrast continues. "Voz De Tempestad" sounds so good with the tasteful guitar melodies. "Se Pierde El Sol" opens with some excellent sounding drumming as the guitar comes in sounding even better. I love the tone of it. Vocals 1 1/2 minutes in as it calms down. The song will continue to contrast the calm passages with the more aggressive sections. Very good closing track.

I just don't like it enough to give it 4 stars even though it has some great passages throughout. A lot of sections I want to skip though that just aren't my style.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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