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AMOR VINCIT OMNIA

Pure Reason Revolution

 

Crossover Prog

3.04 | 110 ratings

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arcane-beautiful
5 stars I really wanted to hate this album because it's nothing like The Dark Third, but it's just so good.

I also really wanted to slightly criticize it, but it's so addicive, I at least need to hear one of these songs every day.

I wasn't really annoyed by the use of electronics either, I love my pop with the use of electronics (e.g. anything Timbaland produces, Lady GaGa, Imogen Heap etc.). But this album actually turns out to be one of the best electronica albums I have ever heard (I love my electronica as well, e.g. Hot Chip, Massive Attack, Passion Pit, Miike Snow)

Again lyrical themes are present (I don't think anyone burned Avalon, don't think they need to repeat it constantly)

1. Les Malheurs - An amazing starting song with a very poppy chorus and an amazing use of electronics.

2. Victorius Cupid - Easily could have been on The Dark Third. Amazing Smashing Pumpkins influenced song with some amazing vocal harmonies and an absoulte epic chorus.

3. I. Keep Me Sane/Insane - It's very funny, Pure Reason Revolution have been able to make more of an effort in under a minute than most bands do in their whole career. Maybe the best song on the album, I'm not joking, it's that good.

4. II. Apogee/III. Requiem For The Lovers - An amazing song with again another amazing chorus.

5. Deus Ex Machina - An amazing song with a very kick ass chorus and i think it's the first mention of Avalon.

6. Bloodless - The most happiest song of all time. Seriously, I play this every day just to make me more happier than I am, and I am happy all the time. One of the best chorus' in a song I have ever heard.

7. Disconnect - I love the intro with the synthesized vocal line. Again Avalon is mentioned (Roxy Music were not happy).

8. The Gloaming - A very cool pop song with a weird freak out electronica section at the end. Yay!

9. AVO - I am so stupid, I only noticed that this is an abbreviation of the album title. Great ending for an amazing album.

CONCLUSION: I really wanted to hate...BUT IT'S SO GOOD. A masterpiece of electronic music. The best prog band out at the moment.They're next album I am waiting for the next album with very big expectations (Bet you it's going to be amazing). 7.

arcane-beautiful | 5/5 |

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