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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

4.17 | 2129 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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2 stars There is nothing I can say about this album that hasn't already been said. It's probably my second favourite from this band but I feel it (like "Trilogy"&"Tarkus") aren't even close to being as good as the debut.

"Jerusalem" is led by organ and drums then vocals come in and the drums stop.This sounds like some countries national anthem or something, very epic. Drums are back when vocals stop. Good song but not overly impressive. "Toccata" is all about showing us how well they can play. And that's impressive even if the song itself isn't that enjoyable. "Still. ..You Turn Me On" is a nice mellow track. "Benny The Bouncer" is one of those "why ?" songs. "Karn Evil 9" really has it's moments but also passages that I can't get into at all.

This is one of those highly rated albums that I just don't appreciate at all. Great cover art though.

Mellotron Storm | 2/5 |


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