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DEADWING

Porcupine Tree

 

Heavy Prog

4.08 | 1415 ratings

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Progdrummer05
4 stars To me some great albums came out like Frances The Mute, Room V, Octavarium, Ghost Reveries, and Second Life Syndrome. well to me this one makes the list as well after hearing the awesome In Absentia i wanted to get more Porcupine Tree so i decided ya know after hearing gret reviews from this site i decided Deadwing would be my next album to purchase. well i will say i was a bit worried that this was gonna be another cheap three star album but gah i was totally surprised at how well this album is. Its got about everything a progressive fan could want its got some commerical songs, progressive hooks, great melody, some atomoshperic sound for the psychedelic peeps, and the same amout of heaviness (at times heavier) that they brought on the last album. Deadwing has definitely become one my favorites from PT along with such greats as In Absentia and Lightbulb Sun. i'm telling ya from the first riff of the title track to the last relaxing note of Glass Arm Shattering its a grand adventure. This album has some great heavy tracks like Halo, Shallow, and Open Car that almost wanna make you head bang. Some very beautiful tracks like Lazardous (my least favorite songs) and Mellotron Scratch which i love. The epics OH MAN some of the best i've heard with Deadwing's great driving riff that makes you wanna go into your car and listen to it all the time along with Arriving Somewhere But Not Here is freakin awesome a great epic with some awesome melodic solos and grand harmonies. The Start of something Beautiful is without a doubt one of there best on this album featuring great vocals and some sweet solos by Steven and Richard. Glass Arm Shattering is a very nice psychedelic track but the thing that dissapoints me is the fact that after 6 minutes its nothing but silence weird huh. Plus this disc also had my fav. PT song Shes Moved on apparantly this is another version since its Gavin on the kit but still i love this song ( the solo rocks). As for the band Man how good are these guys. with Steven Wilson one of my favorite singers keeping it real with his great voice and harmony which is getting backed up not only by the band but of all people....MIKEAL AKERFELT from Opeth. I mean despite him growling so much in his band he does have an awesome clean voice and a nice floydish solo in Arriving Somewhere but not here. Gavin Harrison GAH i love this guy he is just so smooth on that kit and let me tell ya from the video i saw that comes with this album dude oh man he is just sitting there just grooving away acting like there is not a care in the world. Colin Edwin is laying some beats on bass and he is doing as great as he is did on the last album. and finally we got Richard Barberi who does an amazing job on keys and dude for real he has got the craziness synth setting i've ever heard. So with a few guest like Mikeal and Adrian Belew supplying some weird solo for some songs this is a great record one of their best and if you love these guys definitely get this album its awesome.
Progdrummer05 | 4/5 |

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