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Porcupine Tree


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5 stars To think that I discover this band because of Mikael Akerfeldt (one of my fave musicians out there!!!) Ok. Let's Go with the review:

1. Deadwing: Fantastic rocker opener, those vocal harmonies between SW and Akerfeldt are magical (everybody that had listen Bleak know what I'm writing about!) good freaky guitar solo courtesy of Mr. Belew.

2. Shallow: Here is another rocker, with a chorus reminiscent of Soundgarden? the interludes giving abient to the music.

3. Lazarus: Ok a poppy ballad, here The Beatles meets Coldplay,again these magical vocal harmonies! Really a beautiful ballad. Period

4. Halo: Start with a misterious sounding and voice with effect. Catchy chorus. Then comes an "angular section" which leads to a freaky solo, again the chorus.

5. Arriving Somewhere But Not Here: Begins with a very dark ambient, then enters an arpeggio which repeats througout the song! then enters the voice and again brutal vocal harmonies a catchy chorus then a very bright solo, again chorus. The song break into a very nice "dark metal" part and again the arpegio appears t o melt into a beautiful bluesy solo courtesy of Mr.Akerfeldt. This song is not possible to describe in words!!! Go to Porcupine Tree myspace and listen!!! This lone track worth the price of the album. Period.

6. Mellotron Scratch: A very calm track with much ambient, very "alternative" feel here the vocal work is very interesting and beautiful. Nice outro.

7. Open Car: Open with a very interesting amalgamation. Then an interlude very ambiental and the chorus is a "big cliché". This structure repeats througout the song.

8. The Start of Something Beautiful: The opening bass riff is really nice, the chorus is catchy with distorted voice, then a short guitar solo, later a "tribal" percussion section leads to a very good outro.

9. Glass Arm shattering: A very spacey song "this boy (SW) seems to had been listening Pink Floyd very much" this song is Pink Floyd. Nice vocal work here too.

By listening the other songs not on the original release seems to me that Porcupine Tree are on their peak: So Called Friend is a leftover? Tool would be proud of this song! Mother And Child Divided:Think of YYZ 2005. Awesome drumming Courtesy of Mr. Gavin Harrison!!! Watch this guy! Note: I am a huge fan of Rush and I'm sorry that my first review isn't their masterpiece Hemispheres. PD: Buy this Album!!! Sorry for my bad english. Rating 4.5 Stars. The 5 stars goes to the DVD Arriving Somewhere!!!

EliasMisael | 5/5 |


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