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3.04 | 42 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars 3.5 stars. AJALON are a three piece Christian band from the USA.

They start things off with an instrumental "Anthem Of The Seventh Day" a song that has a Celtic feel to it thanks mainly to the Irish whistle. The guitar melody is very good, as well as the keyboards. "The Promised Land" is such an uplifting song with really good keyboard passages and the highlight, the vocals of Wil Henderson, his voice is so smooth and warm. "Sword Of Goliath" opens with a cool keyboard melody. The rhythm of this song really draws me in, and there is a good guitar solo as well. "Holy Spirit Fire" features a nice keyboard melody throughout and Phil Keaggy gives us an acoustic guitar solo towards the end.

"Psalm 61" is a song from the Bible and is all about the words, God's words. "What Kind Of Love" features Rick Wakeman on keyboards and moog and he's the focus on this song. I really like "The Highway" such a great melody that is reserved including the vocals. The next two songs are the longest ones with lots of time changes ."Forever I Am" features Rick Wakeman contributing keyboard solos, while the title song has Neal Morse contributing vocals. I found both these songs difficult to listen to all the way through, they couldn't keep my attention, which is too bad because I really liked all the tunes up until the two epics.They cover a MOODY BLUES song called "You and I" on the final song on the record that I quite enjoyed.

There is a lot to like here, and I look forward to hearing from them in the future.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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