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THE END IS BEGUN

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Crossover Prog

3.98 | 132 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars Without a doubt this is a very good band that the younger crowd seems to like a lot. I quite enjoyed their "Wake Pig" release so I thought I would check this one out. The songs are fairly short with 12 of the 13 tracks being around the 3 1/2 to 4 minute mark in length, while the final tune is almost 8 minutes. And this record does come off as being more in the Prog-Related style overall.This is slick and catchy folks.

"The Word Is Born Of Flame" opens with intricate guitar and laid back vocals but it does become fuller at 2 minutes. "The End Is Begun" is a catchy mid-paced song and we get a guitar solo after 2 1/2 minutes. "Battle Cry" has some good contrasts throughout between the lighter and heavier sections. "All That Remains" is a fairly straightup number.The guitar cries out before 3 1/2 minutes. "My Divided Falling" is a good one. It's intense and heavier but then it settles when the vocals arrive as contrasts continue.

"Serpents In Disguise" puts the focus on the drums and vocals. "Been To The Future" is laid back while "Bleeding Me Home" just doesn't do anything for me. That changes with "Live Entertainment" one of the best songs on here. A heavier rhythm and it's quite catchy. "Diamond In The Crush" has a good chorus. "Shadow Play" is mostly acoustic guitar and reserved vocals until it picks up after 1 1/2 minutes. It does settle back as contrasts continue. "These Iron Bones" is a good song with a heavy rhythm. "The Last Day" is a lighter song at first that gets more intense.

I think I need to re-visit "Wake Pig" to see if it is that much better than this one. No more than 3 stars for me on this one.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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