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Pure Reason Revolution


Crossover Prog

4.12 | 31 ratings

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The Crow
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4 stars Cautionary Tales for the Brave was an important Pure Reason Revolution's EP prior to the release of their incredible The Dark Third!

And here, except for the exceptional In Aurelia, all the material was included in the first band's record. Nevertheless, the hearing of this mini-album is interesting even if you have heard The Dark Third, because the versions of the songs included here are preliminary ones and they differ enough of the definitive ones to be an enriching experience.

The production is also a bit rougher achieving not the great levels of Paul Northlfield's work for the first full length of the band, but good and enchanting enough, specially the marvelous double vocal melodies which this band's trademark.

Best Tracks: all songs are fantastic, being In Aurelia and Ambassadors true modern prog-rock classics!

Conclusion: Cautionary Tales for The Brave, just like Chloe Alper once said, was a king of warm-up for The Dark Third. And what a wonderful one! The best modern psychedelic and heavy prog compositions that you can imagine are included here, and even if you have heard the Pure Reason Revolution's great first album, you'll surely find this EP interesting enough to resist tons of plays.

My rating: ****

The Crow | 4/5 |


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