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THE DARK THIRD

Pure Reason Revolution

 

Crossover Prog

3.75 | 273 ratings

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Morda
5 stars There have been plenty of in depth reviews of this album so I will not go too in depth and do a track by track listing. I'm quite pleased to see more new prog bands on ProgArchives, as I feel that they are rather underrepresented, and I think that they really should be getting their own category sooner rather than later. Back on topic:

i) Despite what some people have said, this IS actually a concept album, although the concept is actually not immediately obvious. Most of the songs segue into each other, and there is an underlying theme on which the music rests. ii) Comparisons can most easily be drawn between this and Pink Floyd and Porcupine Tree. iii) The appeal of this record is very dependent on vocal harmonies, keep that in mind before judging. iv) This is new prog. Which is to say, it is a fusion of indie/alternative and prog, which means that it may not perhaps be as full-blown as some traditionalists may want. Certainly there are many 1 star ratings of this album from those who didn't expect this to be the case. Incidentally, anyone who calls it "pop" is either being an elitist or hasn't actually heard what constitutes mainstream pop recently - could you imagine this in the Top 40?

Morda | 5/5 |

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