Purson has always fascinated me, not only because they are doing something pretty unique and wonderfully creepy but they truly reflect the rock star lifestyle. After a massive US tour with Ghost and another exciting one with The Sword coming up, Purson are something of a hot property and for a metal nerd like me it's hard not to fall in love with what they have managed to create. Their new record, Desire's Magic Theatre is unique and powerful, using powerful synth lines to create a distinctly weird music that can't help but to resonate with the listener.
Guided by the majestic and oftentimes eerie vocals of Rosalie Cunningham. She embraces her rock goddess image, having crafted a rock opera that reflect all the power of the 60's and 70's but with a very distinct modern twist. This is a band who are composers o the highest level, with their offering reaching out, and not only touching the listeners heart, but proving that Purson have the potential to be truly legendary. Ultimately - Purson are completely unlike so many of their peers who are so happy to ape bands like Blue Cheer. Instead they are expanding on the sound, creating their own void and forcing you to fall in love with rock and roll all over again.
Balancing haunting melodies with pop hooks is no mean feat and speaks to the sheer excellence of Purson as a band. By the end of the opening track Purson have authoritatively established who they are and what they will do to your soul. But nothing about this album is swaggering, it exudes the gentle, understate confidence of a band who know they are a cut above their peers but are too polite to point it out. Get read, Desire's Magic Theatre will capture you heart and if you can't take the madness it may be time for you to leave the hall.
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