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Porcupine Tree


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3.95 | 536 ratings

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3 stars An awful lot of five stars rating without review for the latest "PT" offering. As loads of "current" bands I would say.

Five stars meaning MASTERPIECE...

It is of course, and by no means a weak effort (but "PT" released few of these). But the same is true in terms of masterpieces. IMO, they released none. Lots of hype about this band (too much). From their whole discography, it is the live albums that are more appealing to me.

Since "In Absentia" in 2002, the orientation of the band is definitely towards heavier, more metal music. As if "Opeth" influence invaded Wilson's inspiration. "Normal" is a great backup to this theory. But before this number, the band offered some "Dream Theater" moments with the title track "Nil Recurring". Strong riff, wild beat at times. A good song though.

As most of their latest work, this EP sounds as:

1. Déjà vu

2. Too much of the same kind

"Cheating The Polygraph" could have been released on any of their last albums since "In Absentia".

"PT" was pioneering the revival of an old genre when they started a long time ago. Even if IMHHO, nothing really outstanding has been produced. Their latest releases awfully lack in personality. Still this EP is a good and pleasant work.

Three stars.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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