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Eloy

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.78 | 436 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I just can't find many faults with this album. It suits my tastes almost perfectly really. This is dark, psychedelic music with killer guitar leads and powerful organ runs. The organ really does steal the show here, and Frank's vocals really do bring Ian Anderson to mind.

"Land Of No Body" is a great title. They're talking about the land of spirits after you die as the title and lyrics convey. This is the over 17 minute side long epic. It opens ominously bringing SABBATH to mind.The mood changes slightly 1 1/2 minutes in when the organ comes in and the vocals come to life. Then the tempo picks up 3 minutes in followed by heavy riffs as the drums pound with powerful organ runs in tow. Back to the slower, darker sound from earlier with reserved vocals. Love the organ melody before 6 minutes. It's building. Amazing section. Things calm right down 7 minutes in and end up getting a little experimental and psychedelic. It kicks back in after 11 minutes as the drums come in and build. The guitar lights it up a minute later. Nice. The guitar and organ seem to simply jam. Vocals are back before 14 1/2 minutes. The organ is prominant the rest of the way.

"Inside" opens with sparse sounds that build with vocals joining in around a minute. A full sound 1 1/2 minutes in with some incredible organ work. The guitar 2 1/2 minutes in is so moving to me. The tempo picks up. Amazing ! Ripping organ as the guitar attacks with venom. It settles before 5 minutes but not for long. Yeah this is good. Haha. "Future City" has this catchy rhythm and the vocals really remind me of Ian Anderson here. The tempo picks up with nice bass and drumming. The guitar comes in playing over top of the main melody 2 1/2 minutes in. Great section. It's trippy again 4 1/2 minutes in. "Up And Down" opens with spacey organ sounds as light drums then reserved vocals join in. It starts to come to life 3 minutes in with some nice bass. Spoken words 5 minutes in as it settles. The sound then goes up and down constantly to the end as the title conveys. "Daybreak" has an uptempo melody of percussion, drums, organ and guitar.The guitar becomes Iommi-like briefly. Some vocal melodies come in. Great tune. "On The Road" features this pulsating organ as the drums beat away. The guitar comes in setting the soundscape on fire. Great tune.

Great album too. Very close to 5 stars for me. Make it 4.5 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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