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THE DARK THIRD

Pure Reason Revolution

 

Crossover Prog

3.74 | 249 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I would describe this band as having a modern Psychedelic flavour with lots of harmonies. Female and male vocals here. The combination of Psychedelic music and the great vocal harmonies not only makes them quite unique but has generated a huge buzz in the Prog community and beyond. My favourite song is "Aeropause" and "Goshens Remains", which are really one song.

"Aeropause" begins with vocal melodies before it turns spacey then gentle guitar and FLOYD-like synths come in. Drums and keys follow in this very dreamy instrumental that is eventually graced by some beautiful female singing which signals we're just starting into "Goshen's Remains". Some great bass playing going on when the male singer comes in. Violin joins in after 2 1/2 minutes as it settles. It kicks back in with dual vocals before settling with violin once more. What a great, great song. "Apprentice Of The Universe" is psychedelic with male vocals to start. Female vocals help out. It's heavier 2 minutes in. Great sound. An atmospheric calm ends it. "The Bright Ambassadors Of Morning" is the 12 minute epic. It opens with a beat and spacey sounds. A calm follows and then it kicks in with dual vocals around 3 minutes. The tempo continues to change. Love the sound before 6 1/2 minutes. Nice organ as well. It's building.

"The Exact Colour" opens with piano as a beat comes in. Vocals after a minute. "Voices In Winter" sounds so good early with the guitar gently crying out with this beat. Dual vocals come in as it builds. The drums become prominant. "In The Realms Of The Divine" eventually kicks in pretty hard then we get this MOODY BLUES vibe because of the vocals. "Bullitts Dominae" is modern sounding early then the male vocals come in. Kicks in after 3 1/2 minutes. "The Twyncyn" has a nice heavy sound as sounds cry out. Male vocals join in followed by female vocals.This sounds really good. It turns spacey after 2 minutes like a PORCUPINE TREE song. It then kicks in heavily before 3 1/2 minutes as the song "Trembling Willows" has arrived. Heaviest part of the album. Spacey again late before one last assault. "He Tried To Show Them Magic !" sounds amazing with the harmonies and drums. It turns spacey. It eventually turns into "Ambassaders Return" a reprise from "Bright Ambassadors Of The Morning".

This is a fantastic album ! The way they contrast the heaviness and spacey sections is incredible. Then add the vocal arrangements and we have a can't miss album.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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