Evolved, Yet Textures Close to Older PT
Don't get me wrong, I love most of the Porcupine Tree discography, but the LPs from "Fear of a Blank Planet" onward have had that quasi-speed metal feel that took PT's earlier space-out prog sound into a grittier, heavier, more menacing sound. While Steve will always have that element of danger hanging around any corner, this album does spread out- not unlike earlier PT- and hints at loveliness and quite intrigue that has largely been missing from latter day PT. Loved the first Steven Wilson solo disk and this is right up there with it. Brilliant stuff.