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Porcupine Tree


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The Crow
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5 stars Having not heard Fear of A Blank Planet yet, I can say this is my favourite Porcupine Tree's album...

This follow up to the excellent In Absentia, isn't a great variation of this formula... Strong riffs mixed with hypnotic and psychodelic melodies, and some experimental facts. But Deadwing is more long-songs oriented, and while In Absentia had some flaws in my opinión, with some of its short tracks being a bit weak, every song in Deadwing is great. And this is the only Porcupine Tree I absolutely love every track...

The work with Opeth really transformated the Steve Wilson's mind... Here we can easily heard his best riffs. The opening track Deadwing will make your head bang, and the powerful Swallow leaves you breathless... The collaboration are also really ejoyable, with the great Belew's playing in Lazarus, and the good contribution from Akerfeldt.

Best tracks: I like every song here... But in my opinión Deadwing, Swallow and Lazarus are the peaks. But I like all the others... And the Tool's taste of Open Car is special and a good influence for Porcupine Tree. The vocal melodies of The Start of Something Beautiful are also great... And so great are the riffs of Arriving Somewhere but Not Here, the classic Porcipine's psichodelic Glass Arm Shattering... Every song here is wonderful, really.

Conclusion: a variated, strong and beautiful album... In my opinión, this modern classic is the peak the the Porcupine Tree's career... I'm looking forward to hear Fear of a Blank Planet, but I think the levels of Deadwing are difficul to be reached again, and almost impossible to surpase.

The Crow | 5/5 |


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