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Anti-Depressive Delivery


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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars In theory I should really like this record. Hammond organ, mellotron, a vintage seventies feel to their music. The cover art is pretty amazing by Travis Smith. I was thinking that maybe these guys from Norway would be like another WOBBLER. Well...the things I like are the mellotron, and the drumming is incredible. I don't like the vocals, that often seem strained.The lyrics are pretty brutal at times.There is enough here though to give it 3 stars, but nothing more in my opinion.

"End of Days" opens with those fantastic drum rolls as mellotron comes in.The hammond to follow is great, and the guitar solo sounds really good, were rocking now ! Vocals come in, and heavy riffs follow. Great opener,but the vocals kind of ruin it for me."Coward" opens in a similar fashion with some great drumming followed by some weak vocals. The prolonged instrumental section is a highlight on this record. "Voyage of the No Brain Discovery" has some brutal lyrics, like "Your face a laxative pill, got to do number two, Goofey's a shining intellectual; that's compared with you". The instrumental work is good though.

"Path of Sorrow" is one of my favourites on this record. I especially like the female vocal melody later in the song followed by a WOBBLER-like soundscape. "Penny is a Slut Machine" has again the kind of lyrics that are immature, but the drums are amazing as well as the organ play. "Feel.Melt.Release.Escape" has some great sounding drums with mellotron, creating an awesome sound ! Unfortunately it only lasts a minute and the rest is mediocre. "O" has some majestic mellotron after 4 minutes."The Anti-Depressive Delivery" is another really good song. It's hard and heavy. Organ and vocals come and go. Some excellent bass work and the mellotron is back ! "Bones & Money" doesn't feel like it belongs at all. It's great though, a 15 minute epic beginning with 2 minutes of piano melodies. Next comes a seventies KANSAS-like soundscape.This is a killer track that is so unlike the rest of the album.Vocals don't do the song any justice though.

3 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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