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Porcupine Tree


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4.11 | 1983 ratings

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3 stars I finally get a good amount of music of Porcupine Tree after two years of hearing a lot of talking about this band but just listening a few random songs, so I will start reviewing their material and I choose to start with this albums, as some reviews said this was one of their heavier stuff... well, this is not heavy in any means... but lets see...

The first two track are quite good, fresh and with great mood, but then the album becomes very average, soft and without any brilliantly you can expect from one of the most beloved bands in this site. I guess people just turn to over rate something that can't stand the taste of time... I mean, is not a bad album, but I found that most of the material is very forgetable... Some moods are very interesting, but maybe what I feel wrong about this album is that is not heavy, there are just few moment in which you can actually feel the energy of heaviness... I even feel that an average alternative rock band could match this effort very easy.

To be fair, I have to say Wilson voice is very catchy and sticky, it's easy to follow his leads... the band in general sounds very tight and OK but the albums has no brilliantly at all... the production is not that great, even I don't hear what's the great thing about Gavin performance... he just play good, nothing that shine... The songs that really worth from this album are just Dreadwing, Shallow and Arriving Somewhere But Not Here... the rest is very forgetable material, not bad, but really, sometimes I wonder if PT are really heavy prog... I like a lot more Oceansize, which is band who can manage very well the different moods by being heavy, melodic and alternative depending on the songs... so, this is my first approach to PT, I am not impress, not even close, so I'm looking to "In Absentia"... maybe that album I can enjoy more... 3 stars is very fair... even when this is not a heavy prog...

jampa17 | 3/5 |


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