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STORM CORROSION

Storm Corrosion

 

Eclectic Prog

3.77 | 350 ratings

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Argonaught
1 stars First off, what makes it Storm Corrosion? It's not stormy or corrosive. It's nothing much at all.

There is a small sliver of "music" flickering here and there, notably in the first half of Lock Howl - which sounds like some kind of a trailer for The Wall by PF.

Otherwise, much of the remaining material on this 47-minute-long opus feels like a collection of sound effects for a sci-fi horror movie. If there is one thing about Storm Corrosion that produced any impact on me (because the music itself certainly didn't get even close to it), that would be the dark, ominous, brooding mood.

Here is what I think happened:

By 2009-2010 both Wilson and Akerfeldt must have run out of ideas to explore within the framework of PT and Opeth respectively; and they didn't feel like regurgitating their old-but-popular stuff. A change of course would have been like a breath of fresh air for their creative psyches, but they weren't sure yet in which direction to move. So, move they did not, but instead recorded 47 minutes worth of "sounds", slapped on it a title that sounded intriguing at the time, and sold it to a few thousands of reveling fans.

So, if you are looking for something creative and forward-looking, Storm Corrosion can't be of much help.

I calculate that about 1/6 of the album is real music, the rest of it is filler. One star, no more

Argonaught | 1/5 |

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