Anmeldt av Matt Coe(Roadrunner Records, 2012)
Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson and Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt finally join forces in their new progressive side project Storm Corrosion. Drummer Gavin Harrison of Porcupine Tree aids the proceedings, but I must warn you that those expecting some metal aspect to this 6 song, 47 minute effort will be sorely disappointed. Very minimalistic, ambient, ethereal, with vocal harmonies in the Genesis/ Yes mold, songs like “Drag Ropes” and “Lock Howl” test the patience of listeners with every pass.
The guitar playing is very clean and precise, the keyboard work creating rhythmic echo waves. Tension builds and dives much like an eerie sci-fi soundtrack. I have to be in the right frame of mind to fully engage with Storm Corrosion- it serves a purpose I’m sure but not when I’m in an aggressive or tense mood. Certainly unique in comparison to what’s on the market, the prog-lite/ new age sounds from this trio will appeal to probably the far reaching followers, as the mainstream will not know what to do with these arrangements.
Not my cup of tea.
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30.09.2014: LAIKA - Somnia
29.09.2014: THRESHOLD - For the Journey
29.09.2014: 220 VOLT - Walking in Starlight
28.09.2014: STATE OF SALAZAR - All The Way
28.09.2014: SEA - Sea
26.09.2014: DICTATED - The Deceived
26.09.2014: THE MORPHEAN - Mechanical
25.09.2014: ELECTRIC WIZARD - Time to Die
24.09.2014: CANNIBAL CORPSE - A Skeletal Domain
24.09.2014: PORTRAIT - Oslo - Betong
23.09.2014: ADRENALINE RUSH - Adrenaline Rush
23.09.2014: SPARZANZA - Circle
22.09.2014: WEEDEATER - Sixteen Tons
22.09.2014: NONPOINT - The Return
21.09.2014: VINTERBRIS - Bergen - Hulen
21.09.2014: CANNIBAL CORPSE - A Skeletal Domain
21.09.2014: ROTTING CHRIST - A Dead Poem (re-release)
20.09.2014: OVERDRIVE - The Final Nightmare
20.09.2014: KILMARA - Love Songs and Other Nightmares