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KHALI

Khali

 

Progressive Metal

3.29 | 6 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars KHALI is an Italian band made up of former members of TIME MACHINE, and they offer up a melodic and accessible brand of Metal. If you know TIME MACHINE you know they change vocalists constantly. The vocalist for KHALI (Folco Orlandini) sang on the "Act II:Galileo" album. He sings in English.The bass player and leader Lorenzo Deho also plays some background synths as they have no full time keyboard player.

"Cyberpleasure" gets off on the wrong foot for me. I don't like the lyrics at all, in fact they're humerous because of how bad they are. The music is solid though. "Another Day" has a nice heavy soundscape. Vocals a minute in with riffs in tow. A much better song. A calm 3 1/2 minutes in followed by a tasteful guitar solo. Some more good riffs and bass 5 minutes in. "Somebody Haunts Me" has a melodic soundscape that's not as heavy as the previous song. Excellent guitar after 3 minutes that goes on until almost the 4 minute mark.

"Wind Of Ages-Chapter I" is the longest and best track on here. It's 9 minutes long. It opens with the sound of the wind blowing and vocal sounds before the guitar then background synths come in. Great sound. It gets more powerful after 6 minutes with some killer guitar. "Wind Of Ages-Chapter II" is slower paced but still powerful. I love it. "Spiritual Distortions" is a mid paced tune that's not very dynamic. it's ok. "Heaven Again" is better at first as the riffs lead the way, but it settles down when the vocals arrive. "So Far Away" seems to get better as it plays out. An incredibly intense sound after 2 minutes followed by a ripping guitar solo.

Good album that I think will appeal to a lot of people who are into TIME MACHINE and melodic Metal. I wish it was a little more consistant because then it would easily be a 4 star record for me.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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