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Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) CD (album) cover


Steven Wilson


Crossover Prog

4.30 | 1849 ratings

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5 stars I really love this album. This must be the best thing that happened to me this year related to progressive rock, right next to my discovery of Opeth.

One of the things I really love about this album is the emotions. I think that I have never heard an album so densely packed with emotions. This tops in The title song "The Raven That Refused To Sing". It almost make me cry every time i listen to it and it have now become one of my favorite songs of all time.

The biggest complain I have seen about this album is that it have all been done before. That is partly true. But isn't almost all recent prog rock something we have heard before? For som reason neo-prog dosn't feel as much as a ripoff as this album. It is true that a lot of the album sounds very familiar and is often used classic prog ideas. But I have never seen it done as good as this. The way SW does it on this album is overwhelming. It is hard to describe but everything just works perfect almost evry time. I think that a lot of it is pretty innovative too. Like the icredible bass from the intro of "Luminol", Wilson's overly emotional vocals in the intro "The Pin Drop" and the amazing solo in "Drive home". The best solo i have heard in a very long time. But the song that surprised me the most was the of "The Holy Drinker". Suddenly i hear influences from grunge of the 90s or something like that. I have never heard that in progressive rock before. On top of that I could always here SW in the music. It has his sound.

Every song of this album is something special. I can't deny that almost every song on this album has some small parts wich i don't like. But they are so heavely outweighed by the all the other exstremely fantastic parts, that i have to give "The Raven That Refused To sing" a five out of five.

I love this album.

martinravn | 5/5 |


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