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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars "Into The Night" is the final chapter in the trilogy. The final chapter is some heavy reading. Haha. Well it's true they've brought in an aggression that I haven't heard form this band before.

This really isn't the case with the opening track though, in fact this has more in common with "Moonshine" with those passionate vocals and orchestral keys. I think this is one of the best tracks on here. I like when the sound gets fuller dring this song. "Dreams Part 1-3" is the 13 1/2 minute epic. It opens with a nice heavy sound and the guitar has some attitude. It settles with vocals before 2 minutes. A change 3 minutes in but i'm not a fan of this part. It changes to a heavier style before 9 minutes. It settles a minute later with piano. Guitar lights it up before 11 minutes. The final minute is fairly heavy with piano. "Downtown Skyline" has this steady beat to open as guitar comes in followed by synths. Vocals 1 1/2 minutes in and then it kicks in a minute later. It settles again as the contrasts continue.

"Lights" is a short atmospheric instrumental with some tinkling piano. No real melody. "Don't Walk Away" has this catchy melody that comes in at 1 1/2 minutes. It gets fuller and the guitar sounds great 3 minutes in and then it proceeds to rip it up a minute later. That catchy melody from earlier is back at 5 1/2 minutes. "Heaven Can Wait" opens with some outstanding guitar. It's the organ's turn ripping it up before 2 1/2 minutes.The guitar is back ! It settles 4 minutes in and orchestral keys then piano follows. It kicks back in before 6 minutes. The tempo continues to change. This along with the first track are my two favs. "Forgiven And Forgotten" opens with synths as a beat comes in. This is kind of poppy. It's orchestral sounding before 4 minutes then the guitar lights it up. Back to the pop flavour.

I still think their debut is the best one from this band. Good album but too much of it doesn't hit the spot for me.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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