Porcupine Tree - Deadwing

Year of Release: 2005
Label: Warner/Lava
Catalog Number: 7567-93437-2
Format: CD
Total Time: 59:54:00

This review is excerpted from Clayton's July 3, 2005 The Prog Life column found here -ed.

It's no surprise that prog groups like Dream Theater and Porcupine Tree have landed major-label record deals. Dream Theater manages to combine 70's symphonic prog with today's heavy metal, creating a broad audience for their works. Porcupine Tree takes a similar path, combining their Pink Floyd influence with today's pop metal, while throwing in extraordinary melodiousness. On the new album, Deadwing, the PT formula yields an irresistible set of powerhouse songs that will appeal to both pop metal fans, as well as diehard proggers. The second track, "Shallow," for example, wouldn't be out of place on a Collective Soul album, while longer tracks, like the opening "Deadwing," are a progger's delight. This just may be PT's best album yet. And that's saying something. My Score: 5/5

Deadwing / Shallow / Lazarus / Halo / Arriving Somewhere / Mellotron Scatch / Open Car / Start Of Something Beautiful / Glass Arm Shattering

Steve Wilson - guitars, vocals, piano, keyboards, hammered dulcimer, bass
Richard Barbieri - keyboards, synths
Colin Edwin - bass
Gavin Harrison - drums, percussion


Adrian Belew - solo guitar (1, 4)
Mikael ?kerfeldt - harmony vocals, second guitar solo (5)

On The Sunday Of Life... (1991)
Voyage 34 (1992)
Up The Downstair (1993)
Voyage 34: Remixes (1993)
Staircase Infinities (1994)
Moonloop E.P. (1994)
The Sky Moves Sideways (1995)
Signify (1996)
Coma Divine - Recorded Live In Rome (1997)
Stupid Dream (1999)
Voyage 34 - The Complete Trip (2000/2004/2005
'4 Chords That Made A Million' (2000)
Lightbulb Sun (2000/2008)
'Shesmovedon' (2000)
Lightbulb Sun - Special Edition (2001)
Recordings (2001)
Stars Die: The Delerium Years 1991 - 1997(2002/2005)
Metanoia (2002)
In Absentia (2002)
In Absentia (European version) (2003)
Warszawa (2005)
Deadwing (2005)
Porcupine Tree (2006)
Fear Of A Blank Planet (2007)
Nil Recurring (2008)
The Incident (2009)

Arriving Somewhere... (DVD) (2006)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin UK

Added: July 3rd 2005
Reviewer: Clayton Walnum
Artist website: www.porcupinetree.com
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Language: english


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