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DISSOLUTION

The Pineapple Thief

 

Crossover Prog

4.02 | 138 ratings

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rdtprog
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4 stars Here's a new chapter in the world of Pineapple Theif with an album that is co-written by Bruce and Gavin Harrison, the new member of the band. The album is more of a group effort then Bruce's music. The themes of the album are rather dark because it talks about the destruction of society through social media and technology as a new way to spread out violence. The music on this album is less electronic and metal than his previous material. While the acoustic side of the band has been always present, it has never been so obvious here. The melodies are gorgeous, and then the voice of Bruce never been so good. The album starts quietly but it takes a heavier note with the beautiful song "Threatening War". The sudden burst of guitar metal riffs in the Porcupine Tree style are almost gone here with some delicate melodies that takes a lot of acoustic sounds even with some delicate drums of Gavin. "All That You've Got" is a song that could be a single in the future. "Shed a Light" starts as an acoustic song and the rest is some improvisation from Gavin Harrison. "White Mist" is another good song that displays some nice guitar melodies with the addition of guitarist David Torn. My only criticism is on the more conventional style of music in the songs "Uncovering Your Tracks" and "Far Below" I recommend buying the special edition to hear the acoustic album with the songs running in a different order and with the guitar of Goerge Marios. But also to have both versions of the album in surround.
rdtprog | 4/5 |

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