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Mellotron Storm
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2 stars I'm not sure who's idea it was to start off the album with almost 1 1/2 minutes of silence but they should be up for the "Dick of the Year" award. I mean come on what's the purpose ? If it was at the end of the song I could skip it but any prolonged silence on any album i've heard is a huge negative as far as i'm concerned. Anyway when the music does come in it's fairly heavy and vocals join in around 2 minutes. It settles after 4 minutes then starts to build 6 1/2 minutes in but then settles back again. Good section after 10 minutes as it gets a little heavier with guitar soloing over top. Vocals are back 11 1/2 minutes in. "V-3 (Knuckleheads In Space) / The Getaway Special" is catchy but not very good. Too poppy and I don't like the harmonies.Thankfully it changes after 5 minutes with intricate guitar, trumpet and drums.

"The Bomb-Proof Roll And Beyond" is nice and heavy to start, vocals after a minute. A spacey calm after 2 1/2 minutes. It kicks back in quickly and it's chaotic. Vocals are back. "Close Your Eyes" opens with piano as reserved vocals join in. Not a fan. "W.B.A.T." features relentless drumming early. A change after 3 minutes and vocals arrive. Heavy guitar and bass too. "Gullibee's Travails (Pt.I-IV)" settles in after 1 1/2 minutes and vocals join in. A calm after 6 minutes. Female vocals before 7 1/2 minutes. It starts to pick up 9 1/2 minutes in. This is good. Vocals are back after 15 minutes but not for long.

While there are some good sections they are far and few between. Definitely for fans only as far as i'm concerned. The cover art sucks too.

Mellotron Storm | 2/5 |


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