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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars It was ZowieZiggy's enthusiasm for this band that made me take the plunge, and boy am I glad I did. Very pleasant female Italian vocals from Simona who also adds some beautiful synths and piano to the soundscapes. The guitar is so melodic, just a pleasure to listen to. These guys can get heavy as well which suits me fine. I've been holding off reviewing this album just so I can listen to it some more.

"Storie Di Favole" is one of my favourites on here. It opens with this relaxed mood as vocals come in. Some gorgeous guitar after a minute as synths continue to wash in. A synth solo follows and the guitar comes back more aggressively. Back to the vocals and that pastoral sound. The synths 3 minutes in remind me of another band I can't think of but man I love this section. The guitar comes in around 4 1/2 minutes to end it. "Quartar" is more uptempo with piano and a heavier sound. Vocals before a minute. It settles down 1 1/2 minutes in only to kick back in 2 minutes in. The contrast continues. Nice guitar solo 5 1/2 minutes in to end it. "Pensieri Fragili" opens with piano. Drums join in around a minute, while a full sound arrives a minute later. The guitar is excellent. Vocals don't come in until after 3 1/2 minutes. Heavy drums and prominant guitar 5 1/2 minutes in with background synths. The guitar solo 6 minutes in is simply beautifull. Great sound.

"La Strada Del Graal" opens with guitar as vocals come in. Male vocals too but they're brief. A calm 2 1/2 minutes in. Drums change that before 4 minutes as they come pounding in with synths. Vocals return with the main melody. Love the guitar. "In The Cave" features a good heavy sound as vocals and guitar lead the way. Synths come and go. This is another favourite of mine. "Cristalli Di Solitudine" is drum led as vocals come in before a minute. Lots of bottom end 2 minutes in. Swirling synths before 4 minutes with some great guitar to follow. The tempo picks up 6 minutes in. "Porte Straniere" has lots of tempo shifts early. The tempo picks up with piano leading the way. Vocals before 2 1/2 minutes. Tasteful guitar 3 minutes in and later at 5 1/2 minutes. "Entropia" starts slowly but builds. The guitar soars after 2 minutes. A change before 5 minutes as it gets heavier and faster. It settles 6 1/2 minutes in. Guitar and a heavy sound a minute later. Lots of synths to end it.

I liked this one from the very first listen.This is very melodic music and it makes me feel so good. Beautiful guitar leads with the vocals to match.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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