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Earth And Fire


Symphonic Prog

3.63 | 83 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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2 stars It's really hard to believe this is the same band who made "Song Of The Marching Children" although I could say that about their other albums too.

They get off to a really bad start with "To The World Of The Future" which to my ears sounds awful especially the synths.The best part is the guitar after 6 1/2 minutes that goes on until after 8 minutes, but then it's back to that previous sound unfortunately. "How Time Flies" isn't too bad but i'm not convinced here either. "The Last Seagull" opens with the sounds of waves and seagulls before synths and a beat take over. Bass, guitar and keys follow. Kind of funky.

"Only Time Will Tell" features prominant guitar early then it settles with almost spoken words. "Vote From Yonder" is pastoral with piano. It kicks in before a minute as male then female vocals take over. Themes are repeated. "Love Of Life" is another poor track as synths and a beat lead early. Guitar then vocals follow. "Circus" contrasts the mellow and fuller passages. Lots of mellotron. I like the keyboards 2 1/2 minutes in.

2 stars is all I can muster here.

Mellotron Storm | 2/5 |


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