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THE DARK THIRD

Pure Reason Revolution

 

Crossover Prog

3.69 | 230 ratings

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TCat
4 stars This was one of my first reviews and I remember that I was impressed and excited about this album and expressed that I had a lot of hope for this band. I have become quite familiar with this album since then and still enjoy it and hold with my 4 star rating. Unfortunately, their other albums did not hold up as well because of the bands attempt to approach a more electronic pop sound which was a real shame. But, these things happen. At least we got one great album from them.

Impressive band that continues to show a lot of promise. They are definately inspired by Pink Floyd and they are not afraid to make that known as they use Floydian elements and even lyrics (A Million Bright Ambassadors of Morning repeated several times throughout which comes from Pink Floyd's masterwork "Echoes"). I love the very full vocal sound here which sounds like a chorus of all of their members, both male and female, singing together and it works nicely. The instrumentals shine, especially in the opening track, and I must say the first time I put this CD and heard the opening track, I was very excited! By the second track, this excitement did wane somewhat, but there are plently of highlights abundantly scattered throughout this album. This band is not a total rip-off of Pink Floyd because they do have a sound of their own. But the music has that tone and feeling that you get with Floyd music from Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here. The best way to listen to this album is by giving it a lot of attention and sitting back and letting it take you away. There are some weaknesses here throughout the vocals and the music and it does tend to the cheesy side from time to time, but not enough to be annoying. Definately a band that shows a lot of promise. I have not listened to their latest album all the way through, but I have heard some of the songs from the album and it sounds like their sound may have been tightened somewhat which is what was needed. Hopefully I will be able to listen to the new album soon and really concentrate on it, but until then, I must say that overall, I do like this album and would recommend it to anyone looking for more music on the mellow side of prog. But don't worry, there are plenty of nice and impressive instrumentals here. Give it a try. Not essential, but there should be more proggers listening to this band for sure.

TCat | 4/5 |

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