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


Steven Wilson


Crossover Prog

4.30 | 1858 ratings

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4 stars I was excited to do this review bacause of its previous high rating and I wonder how new good progressive rock sounds. Worth saying is that Steven Wilson is totally new to me and what I hade heard of Porcupine Tree didn't get me impressed. So I wondered what this was and of course I allways want to give it so many stars as possible so let's start.

After listening to this record I am impressed of many things, especially the production seems to be fantastic. The music is very coherent and the musicians are fabulous. It sounds new but there is also many similarities with older prog. "Luminol" is an excillent starter, fast and melodical and we meet a flute and a great keyboard. That is my favourite track along with "The Holy Drinker" which is another marvelous track that shows us this guy can play progressive forward minded rock. The record is full of great melodies and organisations of them. What is lowering this music is that Wilson seems to be a mediocre singer. I dont feel there's emotions there and the song also drowns in the rest. Sometimes this music is very advanced and contains a lot of gems to lose oneself in and this is definitely a record to play again. But it is not a masterpiece as many say, It's just a good and talanted piece of music.

DrömmarenAdrian | 4/5 |


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