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  • Audio CD (October 25, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Superball Music
  • ASIN: B00435JKRW
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #319,284 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Blitzkrieg
2. Black Mourning
3. Never Divide
4. Last Man, Last Round
5. Patriarch
6. Valour
7. Fight Fire
8. Over The Top
9. Open Insurrection
10. Armistice

Editorial Reviews

Pure Reason Revolution are proof a band can be influenced by ELO, Smashing Pumpkins, Soulwax, Depeche Mode and The Beach Boys all at once, yet make sense of a vision that brings those disparate voices together into a sound that combines electronic dance rhythms, pop hooks and sublime vocal harmonies with huge rock riffs. Bassist/vocalist Chlo‰ adds: "When we started we were unaware of what we could achieve as individuals, now we've all learned what our strengths and weaknesses are and how to use them."

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Xander on December 1, 2010
Format: Audio CD
I had heard a lot about PRR, so I was happy to pick up Hammer and Anvil and give this band a try. The music is certainly interesting, but I'm not sure I would call it progressive rock. I've heard that their first albums have more progressive leanings, but I don't think the description really applies to their third album. I'm keeping it in my rotation, but the music seems a bit too repetitive, and the album sounds like it was recorded in a cave. Still, there's not much out there like this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John P. Bowman on March 30, 2011
Format: Audio CD
This is the third effort of PRR. They have narrowed their focus since The Dark Third, the first PRR disc, with more experimental Electronica. While I confess that The Dark Third is one of my all-time favorite pieces of music, I find myself enjoying the unique sound of Hammer and Anvil. The hard riffs and gorgeous vocal harmonies of Jon and Chloe are still there. What is new is that the keyboards and programming are the central focus of the sound. Being more of a guitar oriented listener, this is not my usual preference. But this music is wonderful, non-the-less.
The first song, Fight Fire, is my least favorite of the tunes. Do not give up on the disc because of this song. What follows is excellent. Read the lyrics as you listen, as they are as powerful as the sound. While I have only had this disc for 4 days and 4 listens, early favorites include nearly the entire disc - Black Mourning, Last Man Last Round, Blitzkrieg, Never Divide and Armistice. The songs not mentioned are great too.
If you are up for something new and progressive, give this a try. If you are more traditional, listen to their first disc - The Dark Third.
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Most people heap high praise on this group's first two albums (The Dark Third, and Amor Vincit Omnia) as progressive rock gems, and I agree. Everyone else also seems to agree this one is when the band went astray. No longer progressive rock, but some kind of electronic punk band now.

I was surprised I actually enjoyed it. It's not progressive rock, but it is good stuff in its own right. The tracks are still what I expected from PRR, even if they don't all link together as a single piece of music. Really, the only differences between this album and their previous ones are the uses of the electric effects and the lack of progressiveness between the tracks. Guess that's enough to alienate their fans.

I think it was the first track (Fire Fight) that did it. It's really bad. Blitzkrieg should have been the opening track, as it sets the mood of the album so much better. Fire Fight is a poor introduction, and a bad attempt at some kind of electronic punk rock. If it were the only track I heard I'd assume the whole album was like that. It's not, thankfully. The rest of the album sounds just like PRR.

It may not be progressive, and it may lean more towards the electronic and synth style, but skip Fire Fight and It's still a good album.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By kronis2 on December 5, 2011
Format: MP3 Music
I was searching for new and fresh prog rock a number of years ago, and came across PRR's beautiful debut album 'The Dark Third'. Despite underwhelming nonsense lyrics and hard to discern vocals, the music was and is masterful, and one of the best prog efforts I've ever heard. It is genre-bending, lyrical and melodic, with just the right amount of synth and electronic effects. Dark Third is STILL on my repeat play list and probably always will be. The prog on this album is NOT the cheesy prog ala Flower Kings and most 70's prog etc. It does an amazing job of avoiding it, in fact.

And then the band decided to make a hard turn into left field and reinvent themselves as an almost all-electronic act with few prog elements. The vocals are stronger and make more sense, but the music is...meh...even for electronic music.

Sadly, the band split, perhaps because they lost the following they so-rightly earned with their first album. Here's to the hope that they reform in the future with an eye to the past. You can make stylistic progress without completely jumping ship, guys.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mxyzptlk on October 6, 2012
Format: MP3 Music
I first heard PRR recently on an internet prog rock radio station. I heard the song "Bright Ambassadors of Morning" and fell in love with the band. I enjoyed the album THE DARK THIRD a lot. It goes in my daily prog rock rotation (which is about all I listen to nowadays). After previewing HAMMER AND ANVIL I can't even bring myself to buy it; it hardly sounds like the same group and there is nothing on this album that I like at all really. There are maaaaybe two songs I care for at all and those two songs aren't all that special.

As a new fan of this band it is pretty disappointing to hear that they have split already because of this one album. I would love to see them reform and go back to that earlier sound. One would think that there is enough breathing room in the prog rock genre to let them experiment a bit, but the sound experiment seems to have failed in this instance. And WHY, for the love of all that is prog, is this the only album of theirs available on Amazon MP3 store?
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