AMG Artist ID: P 1982
Pendragon have achieved something here on this CD they seem to have developed a new sound which is probably due to some personnel changes but this brave new step into the unknown Pendragon have boldly dared to go deserves praise by the prog community. I can see this CD being big, how big remains to be seen but there is a more aggressive tone found on pure more angst driven and in the end reminds me of the sort of exorcism that came out when Fish penned Misplaced Childhood the lyrics here on pure are personal they mean something in fact not only to the writer but to all of us as adults who can reflect upon the awkwardness of growing up.
The cover is brilliant and the works inside this neo prog masterpiece fit the descriptive cover like they are one and the same. What we have with this release of Pure is a very strong contender for prog album of the year and frankly possibly is album of the year ! This release brings more of a hard rock edge about it than anything Pendragon have ever released and the result in this will be positive for Pendragon as a band.
Think back to what Porcupine Tree once sounded like then they added a almost metal edge and the result shifted them from simply being one sub genre and expanded their horizons well this is what Pendragon have done on Pure and trust me the end result is just as astonishing. If you are a prog fan you really need to get this CD, consider it your duty to prog. 9/10 bravo
Grendelbox Awesome new Pendragon CD!
Nicks Guitar playing is outstanding. Peter Gee's Bass is more audible than before and Clives Keyboards are also more prominent than on "Believe". New drummer Scott Higham - He has added the boost of energy that Pendragon needed, and it means that this album has got Scott's metal influences in it. The production by Karl Groom is also exceptional.
This is an album of suprises. And a candidate for the "progrock-album of the year!" Check out first track "Indigo" 2nd part @ 8'30'' to the end... this is the most beautiful and stunning guitar work since years!
Studio Album, released in 2008
1. Indigo (13:44)
2. Eraserhead (9:05)
3. Comatose (I View From The Seashore) (7:41)
4. Comatose (II Space Cadet) (4:02)
5. Comatose (III Home and Dry) (5:55)
6. The Freak Show (4:26)
7. It's Only Me (8:16)
Total Time: 53:10
- Nick Barrett / vocals, guitars, keyboard programming
- Peter Gee / bass guitar
- Clive Nolan / keyboards, backing vocals
- Scott Higham / drums, backing vocals