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A Silver Mt. Zion


Post Rock/Math rock

3.57 | 70 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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2 stars This one is similar in style to their debut but if it's possible it's even more melanchoilic. This one is also lacking the emotion I felt with their debut, it just seems uninspired to me.

"Sisters ! Brothers ! Small Boats Of Fire Are Falling From The Sky !" opens with percussion of some sort before violin comes in and builds. Piano and guitar join the melody in this very sad song. "This Gentle Hearts Like Shot Birds Fallen" is slower paced with plenty of violin melodies leading the way. "Built Then Burnt (Hurrah ! Hurrah !)" opens with over 2 minutes of spoken female words that are joined by violin early on, these violin melodies continue throughout this track. I really found these first three songs hard to enjoy.

"Take These Hands And Throw Them In The River" is better. There is a sense of urgency with the vocals and the violin play throughout this song. It closes with birds singing. "Could've Moved Mountains" has barely audible vocals as the guitar gently plays. We get some violin before 4 1/2 minutes. "Tho You Are Gone I Still Often Walk W / You" is dominated by piano and violin with plenty of tempo changes. "C'Mon Comeon (Loose An Endless Longing)" builds to a powerful sound 5 1/2 minutes in. "The Triumph Of Our Tired Eyes" has those vocals that have a hint of Neil Young to them as guitars dominate the instrumental section. Violin comes in later. This is my favourite song and actually the only song I really like.

Their debut I rated 4 stars but I really debated between 3 or 4 stars. So barely 4 stars you could say. This one as I mentioned in the intro doesn't hold a candle to their debut on a number of fronts.

Mellotron Storm | 2/5 |


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