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This review is from: Storm Corrosion (Audio CD)
I love Steven Wilsons music PTree and his solo work rank as some of the best music i have heard in my 40 years of being a music fan, im not a huge Opeth fan but enjoy listening to the couple of cds i have ,i awaited this album knowing it wouldn't be in the same category as anything either of these two top of their game musicians past output as individuals in their own bands, so I wasn't expecting it to be PT or Opeth, that goes without saying but felt it would be great new territory perhaps setting the path to future new direction for both musicians as individuals.
I have tried, i really have , this album reeks of self indulgence, dirge after dirge of slow plodding gloomy hubris, im no intellectual , perhaps i don't get it, but seriously from two heads like these guys, no guitars/drums ? even in sparse amounts ? , surely they must have been aware the hardcore Opeth Porcupine tree fan base would be the bulk of the demographic and would keep it real rather than this ,i waited for a track i could recognize as music and for the album to get started, it doesn't, i would guess there are many fans of these great bands left wondering where this comes from and hoping this is not a direction either of these two top musicians will venture further into
I suspect SW is losing his hunger for success now he has established himself and is highly respected ,a force which has driven his songwriting craft to produce some utterly beautiful and moving music, the stuff that really gives you goosebumps and fills you with inexpressible pleasure, a very rare occasion for me and a lot of the older musos these days and a precious talent in the current status of modern music. i read somewhere a quote by SW and MA that neither cared what anyone thought of it, this sums it up, its the soundtrack to a 70s Hammer film or art flick perhaps one of them saw as a youth, pretentiously recreated, couple of bottles of wine a whole bunch of software, some Lasse Hoile type formula video/artwork to go with it , hey presto! job done, depressing really
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Initial post: 24 Sep 2012 10:30:15 BDT
Rock Addict says:
"...this album reeks of self indulgence, dirge after dirge of slow plodding gloomy hubris..."
Completely agree. I too tried and tried and tried to get into it but there is nothing remotely interesting about this release. I actually returned my copy.
Posted on 3 Jan 2013 16:01:19 GMT
Same here, this seems to be a "Marmite" album, you either love it or hate it. I have played this over 20 times in the last few months and this week was definitely the last time. Nice ending though....
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