Storm Corrosion - Storm Corrosion
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  • Summary: The debut experimental six track album from the collaboration between Opeth's Mikael Ãkerfeldt and Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson is different from their own band's sounds.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. May 31, 2012
    80
    As an immersive journey into uncharted territory, Storm Corrosion is an unequivocal triumph.
  2. May 31, 2012
    80
    In allowing their imaginations to run riot in a gloriously self-indulgent way, they've made a record possessed of an extremity all of its own. [5 May 2012, p.53]
  3. May 31, 2012
    80
    Bonkers and beautiful, Storm Corrosion leaves one wondering what this duo will come up with next.
  4. Jul 18, 2012
    80
    Repeated plays will bear deep rewards confirming both protagonist' growing stature in modern music. [Jun 2012, p.82]
  5. Jun 22, 2012
    80
    Storm Corrosion deserve to reach a wider audience than their CV, record collections - or suspect band name- would imply. [Jun 2012, p.112]
  6. May 31, 2012
    70
    Anyone open-minded enough to approach the project without any expectations will be quickly swept off into the spacious perennial twilight created by these two master craftsmen.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 8, 2012
    10
    Fantastic. It's unlike anything I've heard before and not what I expected from a Opeth/Steven Wilson crossover. It's very dark and not friendly but very rewarding Expand
  2. Jul 26, 2012
    10
    In a climate that demands more and more technicality from metal bands and artists this is a breath of fresh air. Instead of trying to blow away listeners with fretboard wizardry, insane drum or particularly technical vocals, Storm Corrosion have focused on writing an album of just brilliant songs that you will want to listen to time and again. It's not a particularly easy first listen but if you give it a chance you will be far from disappointed. Steve Wilson (Porcupine Tree) and Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth) have done themselves proud and thoroughly silenced critics before they could utter a word. With immense pressure and expectation surrounding this release they have managed to surprise fans in the best way possible. A very real challenger for the best album of 2012. Expand
  3. Aug 3, 2012
    9
    I really had no idea what to expect from this album. Whilst very familiar with the work of Stephen Wilson I knew nothing of Mikael Åkerfeldt and had some Swedish Death Metal worries... Nothing like that at all! Almost folk in places with sumptuous sounds, interesting development of songs and very listenable... highly recommended! Expand
  4. Aug 31, 2012
    8
    Wow, at least about 75% of it is great, I find it does tend to drag a bit towards the end. There still is a bit of an Opeth vibe if not sound to the album which has lots of strings, acoustic picking and a very languid pace. I find it's actually a nice listen after Heritage, again not similar in sound but in feel just as eerie...maybe even more so.
    Wilson does most of the vocal duties, which are excellent, but I was a bit suprised. Certainly off the beaten track but well worth it...
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