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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars Finnforest said I would love this album, how did he know ? Haha. I am a sucker for both powerful and beautiful Italian music, and fortunately we get a good taste of both on this PANDORA's debut. Very good vocals and drum work, chunky bass, dual keyboards and aggressive guitar. What's not to like ?

"Il Giudizio Universale" opens with the sound of children playing followed by thunder then someone changing channels on their radio.The song kicks in powerfully before 1 1/2 minutes. Love the bass and organ after 2 1/2 minutes.The tempo picks up a minute later and we get vocals for the first time 4 minutes in.The guitar is grinding away as the bass throbs heavily. A kick ass opener. "March To Hell" opens with a good beat as guitar comes in followed by synths.The tempo picks up around 2 minutes with a ripping organ solo as the drums continue to pound relentlessly. Guitar is back as the tempo continues to shift on this instrumental.

"Cosi Come Sei" opens with acoustic guitar as synths come in and then reserved vocals at 1 1/2 minutes. A fuller sound follows and then it gets quite powerful 2 1/2 minutes in. Check out the guitar after 4 minutes and the organ a minute later. It all settles 6 minutes in with some heavy drums. Vocals and piano do return before it turns heavy again. Nice. "Pandora" is spacey to open as spoken words come in after a minute. The song kicks in after 1 1/2 minutes with some fat bass lines and powerful drumming. Piano and a good beat arrive 3 minutes in followed by lots of synths. A piano interlude arrives before it kicks back in around 6 minutes. Check out the organ and guitar before 9 minutes. Thunderous drums here too. Themes are repeated and it ends as it began with a spacey soundscape.

"Breve Storia Di San George" opens with acoustic guitar as flute joins in and synths. Vocals before 2 1/2 minutes.The tempo picks up late. "Dramma Di Un Poeta Ubriaco" opens with the sounds of someone knocking bottles over and laughter followed by a drink being poured. Piano takes over then it kicks in around 1 1/2 minutes with orchestral sounds and drums followed by organ. Guitar 2 minutes in. It settles with vocals after 3 minutes as the tempo continues to shift. I like the guitar 8 minutes in, it's quite emotional. "Salio Nel Buio" opens with acoustic guitar followed by synths then a beat.The piano before 2 1/2 minutes sounds great. Vocals after 3 minutes as it settles. Drums, piano and synths lead the way as the tempo and mood keeps changing. Vocals and acoustic guitar come and go. It turns fairly powerful after 10 minutes.

A solid 4 stars. This is what Prog is all about people !

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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