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Pure Reason Revolution


Crossover Prog

3.75 | 273 ratings

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3 stars An overhyped one

This is always some kind of a failure when album didn't meets your expectations when you hear SO MANY good things about it.This is definetely not a Masterpiece and quite boring album.It has almost NO other signatures except for 4/4!Not even a single 3/4 or 6/8!Also vocals are too much soft and personless.That's great when they sing alltogether different lines, but when vocal goes solo it gets BORING.

I've chanced to got a US version, so I'll start.No comparings or recommendations - I'll just share my thoughts on it.

1. Aeropause - Floydian opening instrumental,nothing special and a bit too long and repetitve

2. Goshen's Remains - the only song that has non-4/4 signature here (15/16 or something - they've just thrown one bar from usual 4/4).Hardly memorable, nevertheless it has good chorus

3. Apprentice Of The Universe - I heard this one before, and it's good.Not my favourite though

4. The Bright Ambassadors Of Morning - a 12-minute odyssey where only closing minutes are truly worthy (beginning from that a-capella vocals).I appreciate their attitude and their manner, but ...sorry,it could have been shorter. Much shorter

5. Nimos & Tambos - one of my favouritest from them, very good and even rocky track with catchy and enjoyable melodic basis.Recommended for all non-prog newbies to PRR

6. Voices In Winter / In The Realms Of The Divine - good one too despite this usual "spacy mood" thrown into every PRR track.Very melodic and mellow track

7. Bullits Dominae - not the best track...Good Lord,I've been repeating this phrase for too much, but this is true - there's nothing special, and up to this moment album becomes REALLY boring

8. Arrival / The Intention Craft - heard it before as well as Apprentice.Not bad...l

9. He Tried To Show The Magic / Ambassadors Return - THIS IS THE BEST SONG THEY EVER DID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a shame that one can fall asleep before reaching this marvellous track!!! Excellent rocky song which shows the best PRR can do!

After all, I have mixed feelings towards this album.It's good but way too boring and repetitve sometimes.You should be at least Psych/Space fan to enjoy "THE DARK THIRD" fully.Some tracks are amazing, some ones are not - there's nothing extremely special,this is USUAL album (I avoid "PROG-album" formula because there's not much Prog in my opinion). It's nice and accessible but I'm not sure you'll listen to it daily.

Expecting for the new one.

Prog-jester | 3/5 |


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