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MELLODRAMATIC

Deadwood Forest

 

Crossover Prog

3.41 | 38 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars You know your in for a listening experience when one of the first things you hear on the first song "The Pioneer" is mellotron. Of course on this particular record your going to hear it on every song ! There is a definite ANGLAGARD vibe on this album that was actually produced by Mattias Olsson, former drummer for ANGLAGARD, who also gets on the drum kit himself for this recording !

"The Pioneer" has a real folk sound to it, maybe not so surprising considering the song title. "King Of The Skies" also has a folk and ANGLAGARD sound to it with some nice riffs. I like "The City In The Sea". It has this acoustic line, over and over again for a minute, then things pick up and intensify as drums and organ are added. Back and forth. It's great.

My favourite song though is "Dry" I love the way it builds then just stops then amazing vocals come through. "Stolen Smile" is a rather heavy instrumental, beginning with dominating drums. Then there is a quiet interlude with accoustic guitar and mellotron, then a little guitar line is done over and over until the drums and mellotron come in and it's heavy again. "The Ultraviolence" is the closest they get to the ANGLAGARD sound. There is some creepy, weird sampling in the middle of this one as well.

This for me is a definite winner. 4 solid stars for this mellotron classic.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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