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Porcupine Tree


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4.25 | 2367 ratings

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5 stars After the alternative rock years, and slowly evolving their sound into a more malleable metal sound, Porcupine Tree's 2007 masterpiece came out as this.

I heard of the band many times and being a fan of Opeth, I was advised to get some of their albums (they were nowhere to be found).After mistaking them for Screaming Trees (Dust, it was actually a very good album), I found this in HMV (before going to see The Reaping in the cinema) Went home, turned it on, and was blown away.

This album just is so different in so many ways, but still keeping that raw Porcupine Tree sound, with a few more metal like approaches.

1. Fear Of A Blank Planet - A song about todays teenagers. I was disagreeing with him at times (some pop culture mistakes), but he was able to display the complete pathos behind us teenagers (I am one, but I like prog, so I have a personallity). Amazing guitar parts and kick ass moments.

2. My Ashes - A lovely ballad like song. Amazing chorus and it really shows how good of a singer Steven is.

3.Anesthetize - Wow, what a song. The amazing slow part is very eerie and atmospheric with an amazing guitar solo from Alex Lifeson (the nazi from Rush). The metal part kicks ass and is one of my favourtie things to play on guitar. The last part is amazing with some monumental sounds from Mr. Barbieri. One of my all time favourite Porcupine Tree songs and one of my all time favourtie songs of all time. What a piece.

4. Sentimental - It's a bit overated (apparently), but yea, still a great song. I prefer Normal, the Nil Recurring version.

5. Way Out Of Here - In my opinion, the album should have ended with this song. What atomsphere, provided by Robert Fripp (he was allowed out of the home for a few days, and look what he does). The ending is so metal, metal parts are always bettter when they happen now and then.

6. Sleep Together - I love the dark electronic sound in this song. I prefer Way Out Of Here as an ending, but this one was pretty good nontheless.

arcane-beautiful | 5/5 |


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