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This review is from: Storm Corrosion (Audio CD)
Being an Opeth fan, but not really a Porcupine tree fan, and haven't heard much of them, I can only go by what Opeth has offered.
This is a very different breed than the usual Opeth (although is there really a "usual" Opeth?), and yet Akerfeldt's touch is clearly here, the 70's influence, the mournful singing, the general feel of the songs, the complexity of the structures...
This is yet another softer side of Akerfeldt, a more experimental, sometimes even "ambient". Almost a soundtrack. No heavy guitars, no heavy drumming, all lies in the layers of sounds and the balance between the fully acoustic parts and the more electric/electronic driven moments.
I feel like there is a lot to dig from this album, and that the complexity of the arrangements and the slow paste of the album will only come to full achievement with several listening. It is a sonic journey that requires your attention, no background music.
It would be easy to name a few references such as Pink Floyd, King crimson, Eno, which inevitably come to mind when listening to Storm corrosion, but there is definitly more to it : It's modern, equally pleasant and disturbing.
Is it "unlike anything you have ever heard"? Surely not, but it's certainly worth getting into for anybody who appreciate Akerfeldt eclectism.
I am sure this will please the more open-minded of us. I am hooked for sure.