5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Fear Of A Blank Planet (Audio CD)
Wow, this is my first 5.1 Surround Sound album and I must say that I was completely blown away. The album sounds great in stereo, but in 5.1 just sounds utterly incredible. Go on splash out the extra cash, you won't be disappointed.
As for the album, it is absolutely amazing! Although I've only been listening for a couple of days there is something that instantly grips you! The songs just have an amazing sound and their arrangements are impeccable. Like others have noted PT haven't changed their sound for this album, but it does seem like they have taken everything from Deadwing, Stupid Dream, In Absentia and Signify to create in my opinion their most complete album to date. One thing that Porcupine Tree I feel have lacked in the past is creating a complete album, individually the songs stand out but as an entire album fail to hit the mark. Something that has definitely been corrected on Fear of a Blank Planet. This is an album and should be listen to as one suite.
One song that does stand out on the album is Anesthetize, in fact I would go as far as saying the album price is worth it for this 17 minute track alone! It is definitely one of the most amazing pieces of prog rock or even rock you will ever hear. The 5.1 DTS surround sound version is just utterly amazing and takes you through an incredible journey each and every listen!
This is a must buy and is maybe even PT's best and for sure most complete album to date!