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Porcupine Tree


Heavy Prog

4.26 | 2606 ratings

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4 stars This album have proven to be Porcupine tree's heaviest album and also the most progressive in comparison to In abensia and deadwing. This album was the first I've heard from porcupine tree and when I heard it I was instantly hooked. They proved to themselves that they could be metal without overdoing it. Steven Wilson has done an amazing job producing this record and after listening to this record millions and millions of times I can say that this is one of porcupine tree's best album.

But why give it four stars? well this is a solid album which many prog fans will enjoy but it's far from being a masterpiece and this album believe it or not is not prefect.

Fear of a blank planet: The title track of the album and this song and it's actually not bad. You can definitely tell that Steven's lyric writing has gone down which kinda bring away the porcupine tree "feel" from previous album. The lyrics sound like something a nu- metal or a punk band would write. But musically the song is prefect. Catchy, heavy and proggy in a way. (B)

My ashes: In my opinion the weakest song in the album and I really have nothing to say about it. Lyrics are better then fear if a blank planet though. (C+)

Anesthetize: The best song in the album, this is the 17 minute epic. It's proggy, heavy. The song stands out because of it's length and it's considered the main attraction for this album. Alex's solo is great too. But lyrics don't stand out until the 3rd part of the song which is one of the most beautiful vocal harmony I've ever heard. (A)

Sentimental: Took me a while to get used to but it reminds me of a song that should be "stupid dream" but a great song. (A-)

Way out of here: it's the single for this album.... I wasn't expecting anything special. The song tends to draw me out of attention after the 2nd chorus but nevertheless a good song (B+)

Sleep together: refer to "fear of A blank planet" (B)

Overall rating: (b+)

It is a must have for most prog fans.

inkblowout | 4/5 |


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