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Fear Of A Blank Planet,
This review is from: Fear Of A Blank Planet (Audio CD)
This album is truly one of the best of the 21st century. The continuous piece of music begins with the Deadwing-esque title track, Fear Of A Blank Planet. My Ashes is a melancholic ballad with a rich, layered soundscape, Richard Barbieri sharing joint writer's credit with Steven Wilson. The album arguably reaches its finest moment in the middle of the 17-minute masterpiece, Anesthetize, a heavy yet at times haunting track, comprising three sections. Sentimental is a beautiful piano-driven track. Way Out of Here is another excellent track, featuring a guest appearance by Robert Fripp of King Crimson fame). The album culminates in the brooding, mainly electronic track, Sleep Together. This album fully warrants the full 5 stars.
For fans of Opeth, Dream Theater and Nine Inch Nails.