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Porcupine Tree - The Incident CD (album) cover


Porcupine Tree


Heavy Prog

3.66 | 1444 ratings

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The SaidRemark
4 stars Not as bad as people are saying.

All right, so The Incident is not really a 55-minute epic. If you really wanted to consolidate the 14 songs on this album into longer pieces, maybe you could get away with 6 songs or so. But it does not have the cohesion that artists like Neal Morse craft their epics with.

But that is OK! All the songs on this album are still good, even ones like "Drawing the Line" which I see everyone ragging on here. I personally enjoy the chorus very much. The title track does take some getting used to, as does "Time Flies" with its monstrous, noisy middle section, but they are worth giving repeated listening to. The "Octane Twisted-Seance-Circle of Manias" segment is pure prog metal brilliance.

If you liked other Porcupine Tree albums, definitely give this one a shot. I will confess that it is weaker than their last three albums, but still an honest piece of modern prog.

The SaidRemark | 4/5 |


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