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THE INCIDENT

Porcupine Tree

 

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deathlifereborn
4 stars The first Porcupine Tree album I got, I was looking forward to hearing a full abum for the first time. The first disc is the concept 55 Minutes long, and the second disc a collection of four songs that were produced from the sessions. The art direction continues with Lasse Hollie at the helm, and give a strange view of what's going on within the storyline about different Incidents such as a car crashing at an intersection, the lost of live, to find a fallen family member within a seance.

OCCAM'S RAZOR, a short heavy instrumental that sounds like somethings trying to crash through a wall or something (I turned the volume up quite high, and I nearly jumped out of my skin when the first note hit) THE BLIND HOUSE, the first actually song and I really liked it. The vocals are nice and again the drumming is very good as well as eerie keyboards by richard and a nice sound produced on the guitar. GREAT EXPECTATIONS, its like a soft rock song at least in the first ten seconds with the acousticness, then comes the drumming as always a nice listen. KNEEL AND DISCONNECT, a great keyboard driven song (it blends nicely from the last song though feels polar opposite, like the sun and moon or something), thumbs up go to Richard for this. and it goes smoothly into... DRAWING THE LINE, this song is slightly different from the last and adds a sense of urgency over the repeated guitars. THE INCIDENT, beginning with strange syth sounds and Steven voice adds an eerie statement to the proceedings YOUR UNPLEASANT FAMILY, a short song (I wonder if its connected to the last one at all) THE YELLOW WINDOWS OF THE EVENING TRAIN, a short instrumental ambient song with is really mellow though only lasts for 2 minutes TIME FLIES, the longest song on the album and definatly a highlight. Starts of as a catchy rock song basically and changes after about 4 miunutes into a quiet riff from Steven and the magic behind the drums. DEGREE ZERO OF LIBERTY, similar to the first song, an almost continuation maybe a sign that its changing into something different. OCTANE TWISTED, starts with a nice sombre guitar with very odd lyrics from Wilson, then goes off into a more heavy intrumental part with louder drums, guitars and keyboards, then reverts back with a great drumming part from Gavin THE SEANCE, Goes quiet again with this song, and gives a glimsp of how good they are at the softer stuff. CIRCLE OF MANIAS, a short song with strange far off vocal of 'ahh', and again the music is so greatly put together as is particlularly heavy. I DRIVE THE HEARSE, back with another sombre song Wilson really likes being Melancholy doesn't he, a hearse driver always driving the dead around HOW FUN!! No really it would be.

and onto disc two, FLICKER, the first of the second cds songs. Its a nice as always the vocals are top notch, maybe its just me but its always hard to hear the bass with this band but i'm sure if I just try to concentrate I could hear it. BONNIE THE CAT, a really good song probably my favorite of the disc two songs, its similar to the last but in the middle goes off into a instrumental of such BLACK DAHLIA, I dunno this song reminds me of indie band Snow Patrol, had the unfortunate incident (mind the pun) of having my girlfriend put them on and ruined it for me, although i quite like this song its probably the weakest on the album. REMEMBER ME LOVER, a moderatly long song (second longest on this album after TIME FLIES) the keyboards on it is really nice, as well as the vocals from Steven. In comes the drumming and brings all the weirdness together and voila.

After seemingly taking forever to write this, I give this pretty darn good album 4 stars.

deathlifereborn | 4/5 |

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