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ENTROPY OF THE CENTURY

MoeTar

 

Crossover Prog

3.61 | 23 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars This is MOETAR's second studio album released in 2014 and once again Moorea Dickason steals the show with her amazing vocal display. I remember my first listen to the debut "From These Small Seeds" and just not liking it at first with those short tracks that are dominated with vocals, just not usually my scene. But it won me over fairly quickly and I just played it again a couple of days ago to compare it with this latest release. Yup I still really dig it but I have to say this latest one just doesn't do the same for me. A good album for sure but 3.5 stars is as high as I can go. By the way the focus might be on the vocals but the intrumental work is killer all the way. You might even compare the music here to KNIFEWORLD somewhat except I feel KNIFEWORLD is much more daring and innovative plus I love the horns in that band.

"Dystopian Fiction" is such a great opener, just the style of the vocals and the guitar. "Entropy Of The Century" is my least favourite tune, I just can't get into it for some reason. "Regression To The Mean" is a killer song and probably my favourite. I like when she sings with that determined attitude. "Welcome To The Solar Flares" has laid back vocals and keys early on before it all turns fuller before a minute. "Friday Night Dreams" is humerous and catchy and male vocals help out on this one. Nice instrumental section from before 2 minutes that lasts about a minute. "Letting Go Of Life" is a really good tune with backing vocals and organ at times. Check out the drumming 3 minutes in followed by a peaceful atmosphere.

"We Machines" is humerous with some excellent instrumental work, so impressive, especially after 3 minutes. "Benifits" is led by piano and vocals and is ballad-like. I like the guitar solo 2 1/2 minutes in to the end. "Raze The Maze" features Moorea doing her gymnastic vocal displays and also check out the keys and drum work. "Confectioner's Curse" is fairly powerful with determined vocals. "Where The Truth Lies" is a top two for sure. The guitar is surprisingly dirty and I appreciate them changing things up for a change in this manner. It turns fuller with vocals and drums before that guitar returns around 2 minutes in. A cool keyboard/vocal melody section arrives before 3 minutes and I love the guitar that follows. "The Unknowable" is by far the longest tune at 6 1/2 minutes. The instrumental section 5 minutes in to the end is my favourite part of this song.

For whatever reason this hasn't hit me like the debut but if you want to hear something a little different check this band out.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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