I eagerly awaited the arrival of "Chemelon" disite reading the negative reviews of the previous LP - "Pink bubbles go ape". I found this record very difficult to get hold of. Chameleon is arrived and blew everything before it out of the water.
The tracks display a totally diverse set of tunes and talent. The move away from all out metal brought a true sense of spirit and passion to the music. Again, initial reaction to the album was negative and the band have since disowned the piece. Yet, for me, it is the most consistent and engaging album with its subtle light and shade and embracing of different musical styles. The Intopolation of 'San Fransisco(wear flowers in your hair) in the thrack 'Revolution' proves the band to be a true postmodernist metal act. A sense of joy runs through many of the tracks, all have a summer feel and general good vibes. Only the touching 'longing' adds a little melancholy.
Buy this if you like: Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd, Coldplay, Queensryche, The Verve, The Beatles, The Mamas and Pappas.