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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars 3.5 stars. This is NECROMONKEY's second studio album released in 2014. I have the pleasure of owning their debut which grew to be a 4.5 star album for me. This one is another beast and I have to agree with Sagi who also feels this is a definite step down from the first one. Having said all that there are some killer moments on this one, it's just that there are also passages that I'm not into at all. So it's a little inconsistent in relation to my tastes.

"There Seems To Be Knife Stains In Your Blood" opens with drums as the guitar then piano join in. It's pretty to cool to hear that spacey theremin before 1 1/2 minutes. It all winds down late. "The Sheltering Waters" has a sound to it that I really enjoy including guitar, atmosphere and electronics. It's melancholic and trippy as it drifts along. "The Counterfeit Pedestrian" is short at just under 2 1/2 minutes of mostly piano and background sounds.

"A Glimpse(Of Possible Endings)" is the over 15 minute epic. A sparse intro and I'm not into the vibes but then it turns fuller before 3 minutes. Cello replaces the vibes but not for long. I think that's guitar before 4 minutes making some noise. An experimental calm follows then it kicks back into gear. Check out the guitar 5 1/2 minutes in. The cello is back after 6 minutes then some absolutely gorgeous mellotron. I wish there was more of it. A calm with vibes a minute later then it starts to build as guitar and more join in. Great sound! Piano joins in and it all sounds so majestic here. Another calm 10 1/2 minutes in with piano only then it slowly builds again. Check out the mellotron before 14 minutes(gasp!). "The Worst Is Behind Us" features piano and electronics early on as there's not much going on. It picks up before a minute but I'm not a fan of the sound that arrives before 2 1/2 minutes and lasts for another 4 minutes or so. It's somewhat spacey late to end it.

This has been getting a lot of praise so it's probably just me but I can't click on 4 stars this time around.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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