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SIGNIFY

Porcupine Tree

 

Heavy Prog

3.81 | 865 ratings

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Zitro
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4 stars 3.7 Stars

This is the first album with the classic Porcupine Tree sound. The music of Porcupine is very unique and creative and the same can be said about this one. Porcupine Tree is usually Alt. Rock and Pink Floyd ambient music combined with other styles to make a new genre of music. It succeds here.

1. Bornlivedie (1:41) : This is a pink floyd infuenced ambient introduction piece.

2. Signify (3:26) : This is a successful attempt at alternative rock. The guitar tone here is not very pleasant, but the riffs are energetic. This is an instrumental in the vein of Crimson's 'Red'. 5.5/10

3. The sleep of no dreaming : Stronger than Signify, this track is mellow at the verses, and heavy and desesperate at the choruses. 7.5/10

4. Pagan : filler ambient sound.

5. Waiting Phase one : This track sounds like it could have been a hit single. More uptempo and poppier, it has a neat rhythm and lots of guitar soloing. 8/10

6. Waiting Phase two : A floydian Spacey jam with great percussion. This track is dark and very atmospheric. 8/10

7. Sever (5:30) : This is a highlight of the album. A very interesting depressing and dark song with a simple structure. 8/10

8. Idiot prayer (7:37) : It starts mellow, but it gradually intensifies into a great jam with lead guitar soloing. 7.5/10

9. Every home is wired (5:08) : A nice acoustic song with a great chorus of vocal harmonies that turns into a pointless psychedelic jam in the end. 7/10

10. Intermediate Jesus (7:29) : A great improvisational jam with wonderful bass playing. 6.5/10

11. "Light mass prayers" (4:28) : An ambient choir music on a loop. Very boring. 3/10

12. Dark matter (8:57) : One of the hardest songs to get into. This song is a very mellow track with a long instrumental guitar breaks. After many listens, it becomes a highlight of the album. 8/10

My Grade : B-

Zitro | 4/5 |

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