Pure Reason Revolution - Amor Vincit Omnia review
|Band:||Pure Reason Revolution|
|Album:||Amor Vincit Omnia|
|Release date:||March 2009|
01. Les Malheurs
02. Victorious Cupid
03. I) Keep Me Sane/Insane
04. II) Apogee III) Requiem For The Lovers
05. Deus Ex Machina
08. The Gloaming
[special edition bonus dvd]
01. Deus Ex Machina [Live at NEARfest, Pennsylvania, USA]
02. Victorious Cupid [Live at NEARfest, Pennsylvania, USA]
03. Les Malheurs [Live at Rockpalast, Bonn, Germany]
04. The Gloaming [Live at Rockpalast, Bonn, Germany]
05. Apogee [Live at Cargo, London, UK]
Back in 2007, "The Dark Third" was a real revelation for me. Coming from United Kingdom, Pure Reason Revolution started its career with a really refreshing and original album. Obviously, the band was already one of the most innovative and original combo and "Amor Vincit Omnia" will follow this trend, even if this time, it should be a bit more polemical…
"Amor Vincit Omnia" will be surprising for the ones who know the previous release of PRR. Ok "The Dark Third" was already a bit Pop and not really Metal but the second album of the British act is a lot more unconventional. Between Pop, New Wave and even Industrial/Electro with as always some strong Progressive influences, we're in front of a real unexpected release. With an alternation of male like female vocals, with a lot of "dancing" riffs and melodies, "Amor Vincit Omnia" can be shocking. A lot of metalheads will hate this kind of music but the progheads who are a bit open minded will listen to something revitalizing and original. "Amor Vincit Omnia" is one of those albums that must listen to before that you buy it, but if you're not afraid of 80's influences and believe that Rock and Metal can be mixed with all the other musical genres, it will be perfect for you because in the genre, all the tracks of "Amor Vincit Omnia" are potential hits.
Produced by Paul Northfield (famous for his work with Rush or Ozzy among many others), the sound of "Amor Vincit Omnia" is just perfect. This is good really because the electronic side of the release had to be clean and modern (I'm talking about recording) and this is perfect here. The weird cover is also really cool and the performance of the musicians, male like female vocalists included, are just perfect. Even if the band is young on a side, I really had the feeling to be in front of a really professional and experimented combo.
"Amor Vincit Omnia" will probably create some polemics and maybe that some fans will be disappointed. However I like the fact that the band is not afraid to take risks and doesn't live in some kind of musical routine… Sure "Amor Vincit Omnia" is a really original album, a bit Pop, New Wave and electro, but if you're open minded I'm sure that you'll like it. Just have a look at this release, I'm quite sure that some people will discover "something". Pure Reason Revolution is a real atypical band and on a side that's the reason why we love them!
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