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3.39 | 16 ratings | 2 reviews | 25% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2011

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Friction (4:51)
2. Serenity Distorted (5:02)
3. Genotypes (3:41)
4. Capitalist Pigs (4:58)
5. Beneath The Surface (6:19)
6. Dark Secrets (5:51)
7. Guilt (4:08)
8. Creeping Fear (4:56)
9. Black Despondency (4:23)
10. Mothersphere (10:03)
11. Terminally Brave (6:55)

Total time 59:07

Line-up / Musicians

- Ian Gordon / vocals, all instruments
- plagasul / effects
- inchadney / effects
- Erdie's / effects

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IAN GORDON Terminally Brave ratings distribution

(16 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(25%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(31%)
Good, but non-essential (19%)
Collectors/fans only (19%)
Poor. Only for completionists (6%)

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Review by apps79
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3 stars Less than 6 months after the release of ''The box'', Ian Gordon returns with a second album, ''Terminally brave'', released in October on his bandcamp page.This appears to be another concept work by the English fellow, dealing with the sneaky goverment organisations and its attacking consequences to the life of people.As expected, Gordon has recorded all vocal and instrumental parts himself and the only outside contribution comes from a few sound effects he used from the site

Gordon's style appears to take a heavier dimension in this album, evoking some DREAM THEATER stylings, without ever forgetting the main inspiration of his compositions, which is Classic Progressive Rock.At this point it seems that the more material he writes, the best the result is.''Terminally brave'' sounds just an inch better, more consistent and more memorable than his debut, delivering modern Progressive Rock of high quality, having done an excellent job on the recording quality and mix of the album.But music comes first and ''Terminally brave'' is a pretty interesting album with many cool ideas and a refreshing aura.Gordon's music ranges from COSMOGRAF-like Neo Prog to Classical-influenced, cinematic soundscapes and from SPOCK'S BEARD-like Symphonic Prog to powerful Heavy Prog, displaying complexity and melody in equal doses.The atmosphere is pompous, dramatic and often haunting, reflecting propably on the needs of the concept.The guys seems to be talented on combining different elements in the same track, as a result a convincing mix of laid-back and dynamic textures is constantly present on his pieces.I am reminded of a more heavy version of Sky Architect's CHRIS listening to this album.Lots of flashy synthesizers, punchy riffs, energetic rhythms and impressive tempo changes shift endlessly to reward the listener with music, that can be romantic and sinister at the same time.

First work was really nice, this is even better.Great songwriting, diverse atmospheres and a strong, proggy content, supported by decent vocals.Strongly recommended to say the least...3.5 stars.

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4 stars Another album by multi-instrumentalist Ian Gordon, an artist who's music I've come to enjoy a great deal. I cannot understand how this musician remains almost invisible to the music and to the "prog" world as of the four albums that I have of his none have disappointed me - in fact quite the oppo ... (read more)

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