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Porcupine Tree


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4.12 | 2138 ratings

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4 stars My third purchase of Porcupine Tree, and again i'm pleasantly pleased with the results it clicked on the first listen unlike the other two I own which took longer (Fear of Blank Planet and The Incident) Again the artwork is by photographer Lasse Hollie and it adds an eerie sense to the precedings as it is supposed to be an extra clue into the story script as with the lyrics.

Stars off with the 9 minute title track DEADWING, which has a very hard rock beat to it added with all the usual beautiful intrumental arrangements. SHALLOW, its basically like a normal rock song though doesn't stop me from enjoying it though with is connected by softer parts mixed within. LAZARUS, is the opposite from its predecessor a soft melodic piano driven song (Richard is really awesome on this song) HALO, is a really weird song especially the lyrics about god being everywhere (what a scary thought), the solo is pretty good by Adrian Below. ARRIVING SOMEWHERE BUT NOT HERE, is the centrepiece of the cd, a 12 minute wonderful song (I particualrly like the clock ticking part at the beginning and the background vocals provided by Mikael Akerfeldt) which is like a musical adventure its really well written and played out. MELLOTRON SCRATCH, pretty laidback dreamy pleasant tune which is actually quite poppy. OPEN CAR brings back the bombastic heaviness (at least for 3 or so minutes) with its strange lyrics and quite nice vocals by Steven Wilson. START OF SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL, its a dreamy intese yet laidback song with the drumming on this song being really great GLASS ARM SHATTERING, continues the feel of the previous song though adds an experimental twist on it with its spacey keyboards and wonderous guitar

I'd like to give it 4 stars and thats what I will do

deathlifereborn | 4/5 |


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