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THE RAVEN THAT REFUSED TO SING (AND OTHER STORIES)

Steven Wilson

 

Crossover Prog

4.30 | 1177 ratings

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sorcerer kermes
2 stars Well i never was a fan of Steven Wilson`s works , but when i heard of this album coming i got some high expectations because there were names like Alan Parsons and Guthrie Govan and ... so i said to myself this time Wilson is going to surprise us all specially when advertising of the album focused on it being the most Proggy album of Wilson yet. But when i got it and listened to it , it never satisfied my high expectations. i thinks the music here is good but it is not a Prog masterpiece ( as others said in their reviews ) at all. Yes we have a concept , the tracks are long , the musicians are great and the music is somehow jazzy and complex but is it enough to make an album that satisfy the original prog fans? i think Wilson proves the answer is no, i feel that someone just sewed different ideas and genres to shape out a bunch of songs with a nice concept. i must admit there are a few good moments in the album and if i am to choose a track out of these 6 as the best i choose The Holy Drinker. in the end i will never say this is a bad album but a Prog masterpiece? no thanks! and i got a general conclusion about Wilson: those who dont like him will never like him! he is boring to them. 2.5 realy.
sorcerer kermes | 2/5 |

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