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Porcupine Tree


Heavy Prog

3.95 | 536 ratings

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3 stars More than fifty reviews, and only 8 from them are wordy. Are PT fans kinda gone mute from their excitement?

Unfortunately, PT went the same old road. I simply can't understand and share all the hype around both this EP and FOABP. They just made them a bit harder and more mainstreamy (read "accessible") than their previous works (BLACKFIELD's influence?), but people tend to claim this is how Prog must look like these days. I feel myself frustrated, as I'm totally unable to share all this excitement. IMHO, PT lost themselves. Two more albums like these two, and I'll give up listening to them. Actually, songs follow the simple scheme "calm-loud" with few complex signatures thrown into them ("to make them sure that we're still Prog"). Melodies and harmonies are the same as on FOABP (hence less interesting than on previous efforts), the whole sound is the same was heavy, and only GAVIN's genius drumming prevented me from giving 2 stars to this EP. BTW, I bet I heard chorus from "Normal" somewhere before.

This is IMHO the wrong road PT takes now, and if they'll continue (something tells me they will), they might become another THE MARS VOLTA for me - good group, samey albums, mediocre as a result

Prog-jester | 3/5 |


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