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THE DARK THIRD

Pure Reason Revolution

 

Crossover Prog

3.69 | 230 ratings

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arcane-beautiful
5 stars The story of how I got this album is actually quite funny.

I was in HMV, and saw this album; the cover art looked really interesting so I picked it up. There was one of those promotional stickers on it, saying they were the next Pink Floyd.

I wasn't too indulgent with that whole promotion, but I liked the look of it. They obviously were going to be progressively influenced or at least be a progressive band. The only problem was that they could have been one of those stupid indie bands that say they are progressive in order to make them sell more albums. So I took a gamble, a gamble I will never regret.

I think that this album was one of those albums that was found on an rock and thrown down at humanity as a gift from the Gods. Yes it is that good.

This album has to be one of the greatest albums I have ever heard (if not in the top 5, then definitely in the top 10). It's just perfect in so many ways, with some of the greatest layered vocals I have ever heard.

The lyrics of the album are quite weird, but I think that there is a more interpretational concept based around it.

The song writing and the song presentation is just amazing, with every song having it's own catchy hooks or personal features. This band I hope will make music like this for a very long time.

And this was their first album!!!

1. Aeropause - A very atmospheric Pink Floyd like instrumental. All the albums themes are present and presented very well.

2. Goshen's Remains - An amazing song with some amazing layered vocals. The chorus is also very amazing. What a song to introduce the album.

3. Apprentice Of The Universe - Quite slow and calm. The chorus is quite catchy. One of the weaker songs (if this was on any other album it would have been the highlight)

4. The Bright Ambassadors Of Morning - What a mammoth. The introduction is very Pink Floyd, with what I believe to be some samples of noise from Echoes. When the vocals come in, the song comes into fruition with some of the best examples of counterpoint I have ever heard. The chorus, which is made very interesting with the use of counterpoint, has an amazing build up. The main riff at about 8 minutes is probably one of the most kick ass riffs ever and the violin really adds to the impact. The end section again has some amazing counterpoint moments. This song basically envisions counterpoint. One of the best pieces of music I have ever heard.

5. The Exact Colour - A very lovely ballad song with some amazing piano parts and some great vocals.

6. Voices In Winter/In The Realms Of The Divine - An amazing split song. Voices In Winter is quite slow and The Realms Of The Divine has more of a rock like tone. Amazing.

7. Bullitts Dominĉ - One of the most perfect songs I have ever heard. The vocals in this song, counterpoint obviously, are some of the best I have ever heard, the chorus is amazing and the song just has a beautiful following tone.

8. The Twyncyn/Trembling Willows - The Twyncyn is the more slow prog like song and the end section is amazing. Trembling Willows is the most kick ass part of the album. This song has the most fast sung vocals ever. The chorus is also amazing.

9. He Tried To Show Them Magic!/Ambassadors Return - The first section is more of an introduction but I was pleased to hear the ambassadors theme repeated and verified. What a way to end the album.

CONCLUSION: Left on a rock by Gods, how can you not love it. If you haven't heard this band, you really need to check them out, pure wizadry.

arcane-beautiful | 5/5 |

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