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The Reasoning


Crossover Prog

3.24 | 59 ratings

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4 stars I came across The Reasoning a couple of years ago at the suggestion of other ProgArchives reviewers who said that if I liked Pure Reason Revolution (because of their vocal harmonies) then I'd love The Reasoning. Well, I like them fine but they are in no way the same league or even the same kind of music as PRR! The Reasoning, IMO, are more like a rock group who have prog elements, whereas Pure Reason Revolution's The Dark Third is an example of multi-talented prog musicians who are (now, with Amor Vincit Omnia) exploring more rock structures. Don't get me wrong, I like this album, I play it (or songs like"Chasing Rainbows," "Aching Hunger," and "Playing the Game") repeatedly, and I consider "Within Cold Glass" to be a truly GREAT song, but The Awakening is not in the same "masterpiece" category I consider The Dark Third to be in.

3.5 to 4.0 stars marked up to four because of its consistency throughout.

BrufordFreak | 4/5 |


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