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Porcupine Tree


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4.24 | 2325 ratings

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4 stars Well to be honest i'm not a big fan of the space rock thing but however bands like Pink Floyd and Ozric Tentacles are an exceptiona and well i've heard so many great things about Porcupine Tree that i decided to give this a try. In Absentia has been to many fans their best album and i was skeptical at first because well i'm picky when it comes to buying cds and if i dissappointed i'll either sell them or take them back. Anyway i listened to the sample sounds at the store and was kinda digging the heavyness to it so i decided to give it a shot. Man this cd took me by surprise as Porcupine Tree plays so many sounds and genres even i don't know what genre of music they are. This cd is really great with some heavy metal parts that come close to Dream Theater such as Wedding Nails, really spacy keyboard parts ala Pink Floyd, funky Mars Volta parts, a solo that reminds me alot of King Crimson, Strip the Soul which sounds alot like Tool, i mean its nuts they sometimes go to heavy, to psychedelic to acoustic OH MY!!! anyway this album is very addictive as it display mr. wilson and the rest of the band at their finest with great tight bass and drums and cool guitar solos that has a nice Fripp/Gilmour vibe to them. What really surprises me the most about how great this band does in this album is the vocal harmonies...they are so beautiful especially in Sound of Muzack which is one of my favorite tracks. Anyway this is my first PT album and i wanna get more hopefully i can get the 4 previous albums. Anyway 4 stars man.
Progdrummer05 | 4/5 |


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