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Porcupine Tree


Heavy Prog

4.11 | 2072 ratings

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3 stars Well not as good as In Abesentia, but not bad. There are a couple of excellent songs on here, like Arriving Somewhere (But Not Here) and Mellotron Scratch, which are more in the way of older PT, though with newer influences as well. Other songs such as Shallow, Lazarus, Deadwing, and The Start Of Something Beautiful are all good, but I can't see myself listening to them very much. Open Car and Halo are very different from PT's older sound, Open Car with some pretty damn horrid lyrics and Halo...well, it's...different. It's alright, but it sounds way too much like alt with prog undertones VERY deep down.

The song that is most remeniscent of oldder Porcupine Tree is definitely the last song, Glass Arm Shattering. It's a good song that, although it doesn't rival masterpieces like Burning Sky or The Sky Moves Sideways phase one and two, or even the more recent songs Hatesong from Lightbulb Sun or .3 from In Absentia. It comes close, though. Just...not quite. I'd have to say my favorite tracks are all three of the more mellow songs (with some heavier parts), Mellotron Scratch, Glass Arm Shattering and Arriving Somewhere (But Not Here). All three are worthy editions to PT's already awesome list of good songs in my eyes. Tracks like Shallow and Lazarus are also quite good, but nothing that really stands out. It's been done before and better. Just don't think it's a bad album; it's definitely not. It's just not a masterpiece, simply a good album with a few awesome songs and one or two bad ones. The rest...are simply good.

Rating: 3.5

FishyMonkey | 3/5 |


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