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Steven Wilson


Crossover Prog

4.28 | 2050 ratings

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5 stars A true classic progressive rock! Steven Wilson topped himself in this album. "The Raven That Refused To Sing" is a masterpiece packed with sound layers we all familiar with and cherish. Hammond, Mellotron, distorted bass (a-la Chris Squire), sustained guitar all in a beautiful arrangements.

What makes an album to get 5 stars? What defined it "Essential" after such a short time? It's all because I want to listen to it over and over again. I'm not getting tired of it, i love what it does to me - a feeling of completion a perfection.

Steven Wilson is a longtime favorite. Porcupine Tree is undoubtedly one of the best progressive rock band of our era. In solo career SW is inventing himself all over again. There is no "hey, that sounds like Porcupine song ...". It's whole new dimension.

SW managed to get the best musicians for his projects. This album no exception. Every instrument is played by a master artist. Read the credits, learn the names.

"The Raven That Refused To Sing" is a mature, complete and sound album. It patched from Wilson's record shelf, when you can hear elements from Yes, Genesis, King Crimson and ELP. Mainly sound wise, but all is wrapped by Wilson heart. Wilson also got to new performing heights ? his singing voice is simply beautiful. Sounds like every song is sung with full attention. Musically ? it's perfect.

Eli | 5/5 |


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