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Porcupine Tree


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2 stars Porcupine Tree - Futile EP 2.5 stars

This is not a sufficient EP compared to some of the others.

In a nutshell, this EP has two outstanding tracks, 'Futile' and 'Drown with Me'. 'Orchidia' is the only other new track that is a full on prog-metal track, but it is ok at best. Other than that, there is nothing new on this EP.

An edited version of 'Strip the Soul' does not make it any better, the song was just not a good one at all. The live track of 'Hatesong' is so similar to the original that there is really no reason to have it. I would like to say that after hearing a live version of 'Tinto Brass' on the Stupid Dream EP's really made them worth hearing.but not this one, nothing starkly contrast. Another good pointer is the Steven Wilson interview.but to me that is just a fan thing. There are many interesting things to find out during the interview like who has influenced his metal side. I already knew about Opeth, but didn't really think he was a Meshuggah fan. The biggest surprise was definitely Morbid Angel and Dillinger Escape Plan.they came out of nowhere. 'Blackest Eyes' was another live track put on there which wasn't any standout either. An Opeth track is also included in this EP, one that Steven has co-written titled 'Death Whispered a Lullaby'. Since this is not a Porcupine Tree shouldn't really be taken into consideration for my rating. As a big fan of Opeth as I am.I don't think it is that good of a track.

This is a great collector's item, but it halts there. I wouldn't recommend this to someone that wasn't a really big PT fan.

ProgBagel | 2/5 |


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