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Release date: 28 May 2012
Style: Atmospheric rock, Progressive rock

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7.8 | 91 votes

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01. Drag Ropes
02. Storm Corrosion
03. Hag
04. Happy
05. Lock Howl
06. Ljudet Innan

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Staff review by
R'Vannith

Rating:
7.5
The decision which awaits you when you listen to this collaboration between the well acquainted progressive musicians Wilson and Akerfeldt is whether or not it's another exercise in futility. Some will groan at the thought of another throwback album bearing the Opeth frontman's name. Also if you're after the addictive pop sensibilities of Wilson's work with Porcupine Tree you'll be left disappointed. Will this be another musical cul-de-sac, bearing the kind of sound which is lifted from a decades old context? Is it just another rehash, a regressive rather than progressive piece as many would declare of Opeth's latest offering?

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published 12.10.2012 | Comments (13)

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Unna Med - 09.09.2012 at 19:47  
  Drag Ropes is one of the best neo-psychodelic tracks I ever heard.
R'Vannith - 09.09.2012 at 20:13  
Rating: 8 Though it felt empty at times I still found this very listenable.
Jaeryd17‍ - 09.09.2012 at 21:33  
Rating: 9
Written by Unna Med on 09.09.2012 at 19:47

Drag Ropes is one of the best neo-psychodelic tracks I ever heard.

It was really good, and the music video they put out for it compliments it perfectly.
Unhealer - 09.09.2012 at 21:45  
Rating: 7 I think this is as high as a seven can be. Really enjoyable but I grew tired of it rather quickly.
Unna Med - 09.09.2012 at 21:59  
 
Written by Jaeryd17‍ on 09.09.2012 at 21:33

Written by Unna Med on 09.09.2012 at 19:47

Drag Ropes is one of the best neo-psychodelic tracks I ever heard.

It was really good, and the music video they put out for it compliments it perfectly.

Heh, I haven't seen it yet, thx for info
Though, I doubt it can equal the great video for Candlemass' "Bewitched".
Jaeryd17‍ - 09.09.2012 at 22:09  
Rating: 9
Written by Unna Med on 09.09.2012 at 21:59

Heh, I haven't seen it yet, thx for info
Though, I doubt it can equal the great video for Candlemass' "Bewitched".


Never said it was the best video, I just said that it fits the song very well.
Unna Med - 09.09.2012 at 22:27  
 
Written by Jaeryd17‍ on 09.09.2012 at 22:09

Written by Unna Med on 09.09.2012 at 21:59

Heh, I haven't seen it yet, thx for info
Though, I doubt it can equal the great video for Candlemass' "Bewitched".


Never said it was the best video, I just said that it fits the song very well.

Ok, man, I take my words back, this is equal to Bewitched. It certainly has some atmospheric feeling to it. Furthermore, the shit is really original, I can't say I've seen anything like that before in music videos.
Daniell - 10.09.2012 at 15:25  
Rating: 6 This album is simply b.o.r.i.n.g.
tea[m]ster - 10.09.2012 at 21:41  
  Gimme Dark Suns latest or Astra because this is just piss.
Unna Med - 11.09.2012 at 17:59  
  Haters gonna hate...Lovers gonna love. That's what Storm Corrosion is all about.
Night Sight - 11.09.2012 at 22:54  
  perfect that's all i can say,best of 2012 no doubt , but it seems like haters are more than the lovers here
Jaeryd17‍ - 17.09.2012 at 02:37  
Rating: 9 The more I listen to it, the more brilliant it appears to be. I gave this an 8 because I thought it was awesome, but it might be worthy of a 9, so I had to change my rating. Not a high nine, a low nine, but a nine nontheless.
John Shock - 02.10.2012 at 04:20  
  It think this is a "unsolved masterpiece"! \m/ hail Akerfeldt and Wilson, two of the most talented Prog musicians of all times!
musicalkaratekid - 12.10.2012 at 23:56  
Rating: 7 So this band have finally been added to MS.

Well to be honest the album at first didn't really impress me that well, but with more frequent listens I did manage to get to grips with what is actually going on. However, for all the good moments that can be found on 'Drag Ropes' and 'Hag', the mediocrity of 'Happy' and 'Lock Howl' stop the album from becoming a true masterpiece.
Dentura - 16.10.2012 at 22:12  
Rating: 7 This album is beautiful, parts of the last song reminds me of "Close to the Edge" by Yes. Definitely going in my Top 10 for this year.
ThunderAxe1989 - 18.10.2012 at 04:49  
  Not really a metal album at all, But damn it's gorgeous, very great album to smoke a joint and chill to
Great music!
Armageddon - 25.10.2012 at 01:00  
Rating: 9 Pretty good album. I enjoyed it, it kinda leaves you wanting more!
Marcel Hubregtse - 25.10.2012 at 01:07  
  Actually a totally mediocre album , especially seeing who's involved and the way they they are revered, thi s proces those people aren't that good at all, and are totally sleep inducing.
Marcel Hubregtse - 25.10.2012 at 01:09  
  Well actually Akerfeldt can be really good when he is not meddled with in his own affaris but Steven Wilson kills everything off he is involved with...
Mehdi Taba - 26.10.2012 at 01:51  
Rating: 8 This album is not that I think as "Damnation" !!! 7.5
Therapy? - 07.03.2013 at 20:05  
Rating: 6 I usually like albums made by either artists. Because there is so much to discover, and it takes a bit of time to take it all in. This, however, was very uninteresting to me. Very disappointing coming from these two pinnacles in their category. Not nearly enough in there to validate repeated listening.
quisableed - 16.03.2013 at 11:12  
Rating: 7 Akerfeldt had to release heritage with steven
LeKiwi - 19.12.2013 at 12:42  
Rating: 9 Drag Ropes is brilliant. Atmosphere done right and actually tells a story...no need for lyrics to understand.
Nishant Pal - 07.01.2014 at 16:08  
Rating: 9 I just don't get it...Mikael & Steven have done something amazing which has a reminiscence of their previous works for their respective bands and have experimented successfully to give us something unique which shouldn't be compared their previous works...This album is an outstanding piece of work..!!!

Just because it isn't metal don't discard a record.
LeKiwi - 09.07.2014 at 22:02  
Rating: 9
Written by quisableed on 16.03.2013 at 11:12

Akerfeldt had to release heritage with steven

Not sure if you meant that this bears stylistic similarities to that album or, rather, can be compared to the quality of said record, but this doesn't sound remotely like Heritage
quisableed - 02.08.2014 at 21:47  
Rating: 7
Written by LeKiwi on 09.07.2014 at 22:02

Written by quisableed on 16.03.2013 at 11:12

Akerfeldt had to release heritage with steven

Not sure if you meant that this bears stylistic similarities to that album or, rather, can be compared to the quality of said record, but this doesn't sound remotely like Heritage

I meant that akerfeldt should have continued his prog rock fantasies with storm corrosion, or another band, i dont know. Even though I appreciate last 2 albums. I miss the old "prog death metal" days of opeth but mikael is doing what he wants, there is nothing to say i guess

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