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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars I would have thought this was a European band if I didn't know differently. They really try to mix things up incorporating a lot of styles into their Prog-Metal. Charlie from BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS and BLOTTED SCIENCE adds some drum work, while Trisha from AMARAN'S PLIGHT adds some vocals on a couple of tracks.

"Possession / The Negative" opens with guitar followed by a full sound. Rough vocals after a minute. Not a fan of his vocal style at all. It's heavier after 3 minutes. "Evolutions" has an orchestral-like start that continues until around 2 1/2 minutes when the vocals arrive. "Lighted Endrhyme" again opens with orchestral sounds then it kicks into an uptempo melody. The tempo and mood continue to change. More orchestration as well. "Maniac Main Point Check" is a top three track for me. It's just an aggressive 2 minutes that's all. "Siren (One Last Breath)", at least I assume it's "Breath" on my cd it says "Breat". Now if it's "Breast" I could see how that would have apocolyptic implications. It opens with choirs as reserved vocals and pastoral setting come in. Great sound before 4 minutes as it picks up with guitar out in front. Sax 6 minutes in then Trisha on vocals a minute later.

"Reign" is more of a straight up metal tune except for the sax and orchestration. "Fallen Stars" is a mellow ballad-like tune. "A World With No Measures" kicks in right away. Vocals a minute in. Great track. "The Light Of The Fire" opens in a relaxed but dark way. Reserved vocals before a minute. Heavy guitar before 2 minutes then it kicks in. Growly vocals come and go along with his rough vocals. A Power-Metal flavour to this one. "Apparitions" is a top three track as it hits the ground running. Some spoken words in this one. "Let Freedom Ring (The Heart Of It All)" features heavy drums with keys and synths. Vocals before 1 1/2 minutes as the tempo picks up. A calm after 6 minutes before kicking back in.

75 1/2 minutes is too long in my opinion. Lots to like here but also things that rub me the wrong way.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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