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4 stars Just when I thought that I was done going though all of Purson releases, the band puts out a new EP featuring four new songs. Let's get right into In The Meantime!

The four tracks show us quite a bit of versatility in sound while featuring that distinct style that the band have been known for. Yes, all of the tracks have that distinct retro feel that Purson have had ever since their debut EP Rocking Horse, back in 2012, but there is so much more going on on these tracks which should be interesting for people who appreciate well constructed compositions.

Even though the two opening tracks only take up one third of the EP running time, I actually find these two compositions most inspiring. Death's Kiss is a short but very memorable track which might not be as heavy as some of the band's regular material but definitely shows what Purson are capable of. Danse Macabre is probably my favorite track of the bunch. It doesn't take much time for the composition to get going and the melodic hook is well worth the single status that the track has received.

Wanted Man is the most psychedelic composition and it could have easily been turned into a 15 minute track. Luckily, Purson are able to show good judgment and restrain themselves from just that. I Will Be Good is a bit slower track that features sounds of Mellotron. The only complain that I have towards the closing track is that it could have easily been a few minutes shorter.

In The Meantime shows that Purson is still experimenting with their musical direction, which means that there is no general consensus towards which direction their future material will embrace. One thing is for curtain; I will definitely continue to follow the band with enthusiasm.

**** star songs: Death's Kiss (2:42) Danse Macabre (4:00) Wanted Man (6:35) I Will Be Good (5:30)

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