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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

4.13 | 1587 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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2 stars Apart from their amazing debut this is a band I just can't get into. It really seems like Keith Emerson dominates this album from start to finish, leaving Lake and Palmer in the background much of the time.

"The Endless Enigma (Part One)" opens with spacey sounds as outbursts of keys come and go until we get a full sound 2 minutes in. A calm with vocals follows. This contrast continues. "Fugue" features impressive piano melodies throughout as it blends into "The Endless Enigma (Part Two)".This is very similar to "Part One" really. "From The Beginning" is my favourite song along with the title track. Intricate acoustic guitar to open, then Lake starts strumming his guitar as vocals come in with percussion. I really like the melancholic mood on this one. Synths after 3 minutes.

"The Sheriff" begins well with the synth / drum intro. A story is told on this one. I don't like the rag-time ending at all. "Hoedown" is an uptempo instrumental with Emerson leading the way. "Trilogy" is lead by vocals and piano until a full sound arrives 3 minutes in. I like the drumming 6 1/2 minutes in. "Living Sin" is where Emerson shines once again. The vocals are different on this one. "Abaddon's Bolero" features these marching style drums and synths throughout.

Sure this has it's moments, but man I can't really get into this one at all.

Mellotron Storm | 2/5 |


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