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The Moor


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.05 | 5 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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2 stars Sweden is defintitely at the forefront of the Psychedelic / Space Rock movement these days. THE MOOR released this their debut back in 1993. As I read their bio here and tszirmay's review I was really looking forward to this one as it sounded like it was right up my alley. As I checked it out on other sites though I noticed they were unaminously poorly rated. I went into this with an open mind but soon found myself siding with the majority. The vocals are not good at all, mostly spoken and Gothic, while the music is samey with that heavy beat along with synths and mellotron. Oh and throw in the odd guitar solo too. I'm glad I don't have the lyric sheets either as what of it I could understand (he mutters) was embarrassing.

"Consider Death" opens with that heavy beat with synths. It's catchy as these spoken Gothic vocals join in. A spacey calm before 5 minutes as the beat and vocals stop. Drums 7 1/2 minutes in as the guitar comes in and cries out to the end. "Neo-Futurist Fantasy" is embarrassing as he talks about sex and drops the f-bomb.Totally tasteless and 80's sounding. "Candlelight" has more of that dance beat as those Gothic vocals come in with synths. I like the guitar after 4 minutes.

"Now..." is better as we get more guitar and the vocals are actually singing here. Strange lyrics though. The guitar dominates after 3 minutes. It ends with this uncontrollable laughter (no that wasn't me). "Night & Day" is really more of the same although it sounds orchestral after 4 1/2 minutes to the end. "Angels Of Death" has this beat with vocals. Guitar solo after 3 1/2 minutes. "Mines Of Moria" is different as we get picked guitar and synths. Mellow. "Alien Statement" is the closing 10 1/2 minute epic. It becomes uptempo quickly with vocals, a beat, guitar and mellotron. The tempo changes often on this one.

I understand their next one is better and that Robert Calvert guests on it. Unfortunately I don't think even Robert could save this one for me.

Mellotron Storm | 2/5 |


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