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Sonic Pulsar


Crossover Prog

3.03 | 17 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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2 stars Well I have to agree with Eric and Menswear that this particular recording is more of a Prog- Metal album then anything else. The guitar is all over it and very impressive. Unfortunately the sound quality is not good at all. Not a fan of the programmed drumming either. Oh and the vocals are weak.

"Out Of Place" kicks in with heavy drums quickly. Vocals a minute in. I like the guitar solo before 3 minutes and the synths that follow. "Burning Inside Me" is laid back as guitar cries out. Vocals and drums take over and it gets heavier before 1 1/2 minutes. The guitar is grinding away after 3 minutes then we get a blistering guitar attack after 5 minutes. "Schizophrenic Playground" is the highlight,a 10 minute instrumental with tons of guitar and aggressiveness. "Always Knew" is a lightweight tune with strummed guitar and reserved vocals. "Intro" opens with spoken words and synths. It kicks in before a minute with some amazing guitar.

"I Heard Of A Place Called Earth" opens with synths. Processed vocals before a minute. It's building, then it kicks in after 2 1/2 minutes. The guitar is lights out good. "Ghosts Of The Lost Planes" features lots of atmosphere. "Solitary Star" has some spoken words and piano early. A relaxed melody takes over with vocals. It's heavier 1 1/2 minutes in. "Instrumental" opens with bass as riffs follow. Lots of tempo and mood shifts on this one. "Moving Engines" opens with spoken words and atmosphere. Reserved vocals before a minute as the music comes in. Lots of atmosphere still. "Time Has Been Broken" opens with vocals then the music kicks in quickly.

At almost 70 minutes it's way too long. I really like the guitar but I have too many complaints unfortunately.

Mellotron Storm | 2/5 |


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