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Blackwater Park



2.84 | 29 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars It's hard for me not to like these early heavy blues flavoured albums with the prominant aggressive guitar and raw English vocals dominating the soundscapes.This would be the only album this German band would put out. It was recorded late in 1971 and released in 1972.

"Mental Block" is a mid paced tune with organ and guitar leading the way as our vocalist sings away. Love the guitar in this one. "Roundabout" is more uptempo and heavier. A good rocker. The lyrics are pretty bad though. "One's Life" reminds me of CREAM a little. I like this one especially the guitar. "Indian Summer" is a very bluesy 6 minute track. The guitar and drums lead the way early. The guitar is fairly heavy here. Vocals a minute in.

"Dirty Face" has piano in it and really doesn't do anything for me. "Rock Song" is the almost 9 minute epic. Great guitar and theatrical vocals. It turns psychedelic before 3 minutes as he speaks the vocals. Love the psychedelic guitar too before 4 1/2 minutes, then he lets it rip as he sets the soundscape on fire. Blistering solo ! "For Noone" is a cover of THE BEATLES "For No One" tune from the "Revolver" album. Very cool sounding translation of this excellent track.

Lots to like for me on this album but it doesn't rate anything more then 3 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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