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Porcupine Tree


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4.26 | 2603 ratings

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5 stars In absentia by Porcupine tree brought in a heavier music style for this album. I wouldn't call the album 100 percent progressive metal as it has songs like Trains and The sound of muzak which are songs that aren't nearly as heavy. The two heaviest songs on the album are Wedding Nails and Blackest eyes. Porcupine tree's mix of metal songs and lighter songs mix in well with each other and they bring a nice contrast that balances and blends the album's sound together well. Gavin Harrison is the new drummer that the band would keep until they broke up, and he is a great drummer, bringing more color into the sound and creating a great rhythm section with the bassist. In absentia is the perfect mix of progressive rock and progressive metal and it is one of the best porcupine tree albums. I will give In absentia a five star rating because it is a definitive Porcupine tree record and it is an excellent blend of progressive rock and metal, being the perfect listen for anyone who is looking for that sort of thing.
progtime1234567 | 5/5 |


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