Storm Corrosion - Storm Corrosion


7.9 | 102 votes |
Release date: 28 May 2012
Style: Atmospheric rock, Progressive rock

Owners:

103 have it
7 want it


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

Line-up
Steven Wilson - keyboards, vocals
Mikael Åkerfeldt - guitars, vocals

Guest musicians
Ben Castle - woodwind
Dave Stewart - string arrangements
Gavin Harrison - drums, percussion

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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09.09.2012 - 19:47
Unna Med
Drag Ropes is one of the best neo-psychodelic tracks I ever heard.
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09.09.2012 - 20:13
Rating: 8
R'Vannith
ghedengi
Though it felt empty at times I still found this very listenable.
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09.09.2012 - 21:33
Rating: 9
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
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.
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09.09.2012 - 21:45
Rating: 7
Unhealer
Eclecticist
I think this is as high as a seven can be. Really enjoyable but I grew tired of it rather quickly.
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09.09.2012 - 21:59
Unna Med
Written by Jaeryd 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".
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09.09.2012 - 22:09
Rating: 9
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
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.
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09.09.2012 - 22:27
Unna Med
Written by Jaeryd 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.
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10.09.2012 - 15:25
Rating: 6
Daniell
_爱情_
This album is simply b.o.r.i.n.g.
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Now loving:
Naglfar - I Am Vengeance
Hour of Penance - Cast the First Stone
Hate - Indestructible Pillar
Depeche Mode - Going Backwards
Flotsam & Jetsam - Forbidden Territories
Immolation - When the Jackals Come
Suffocation - Your Last Breaths
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10.09.2012 - 21:41
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Gimme Dark Suns latest or Astra because this is just piss.
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rekt
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11.09.2012 - 17:59
Unna Med
Haters gonna hate...Lovers gonna love. That's what Storm Corrosion is all about.
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Hello?
Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me.
Is there anyone at home?
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11.09.2012 - 22:54
Night Sight
perfect that's all i can say,best of 2012 no doubt , but it seems like haters are more than the lovers here
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Alone in birth
Alone in the darkness
Alone in death
Alone in the daylight
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17.09.2012 - 02:37
Rating: 9
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
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.
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02.10.2012 - 04:20
John Shock
It think this is a "unsolved masterpiece"! \m/ hail Akerfeldt and Wilson, two of the most talented Prog musicians of all times!
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12.10.2012 - 23:56
Rating: 7
musicalkaratekid
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.
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16.10.2012 - 22:12
Rating: 7
Dentura
Shadow King
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.
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...And so death to the falsity of thy former rulers. Thy kingdom of "heaven" burns in a field of fire, and Dentura is the one true God thou must yield thy hearts and souls to in absolute submission. It is his ultimate decree and will unto thee..
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18.10.2012 - 04:49
ThunderAxe1989
Irreligious
Not really a metal album at all, But damn it's gorgeous, very great album to smoke a joint and chill to
Great music!
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25.10.2012 - 01:00
Rating: 9
armageddon
Pretty good album. I enjoyed it, it kinda leaves you wanting more!
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"Whenever you're pissed off, just remember that it's better than being pissed on"
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25.10.2012 - 01:07
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
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.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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25.10.2012 - 01:09
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
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...
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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26.10.2012 - 01:51
Rating: 8
Mehdi Taba
Mehdi Taba
This album is not that I think as "Damnation" !!! 7.5
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07.03.2013 - 20:05
Rating: 6
Therapy?
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.
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16.03.2013 - 11:12
quisableed
Account deleted
Akerfeldt had to release heritage with steven
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19.12.2013 - 12:42
Rating: 9
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Drag Ropes is brilliant. Atmosphere done right and actually tells a story...no need for lyrics to understand.
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07.01.2014 - 16:08
Rating: 9
Nishant Pal
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.
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09.07.2014 - 22:02
Rating: 9
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by Guest 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
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02.08.2014 - 21:47
quisableed
Account deleted
Written by LeKiwi on 09.07.2014 at 22:02

Written by Guest 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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18.02.2015 - 20:37
ScnD361
This album is boring, and have a higher rating than last opeth's album (very good album IMO) only because it's not opeth.
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19.02.2015 - 15:50
Rating: 8
raveneffect
Written by ScnD361 on 18.02.2015 at 20:37

This album is boring, and have a higher rating than last opeth's album (very good album IMO) only because it's not opeth.


I really get some guys just want to hate and overanalise something simple but posts like this really intrigues me.

Opeth's Pale Communion has 7.6 with 405 votes.
Storm Corrosion has 7.7 with 93.

You do realise how the rating system works right?
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20.02.2015 - 02:33
ScnD361
Written by raveneffect on 19.02.2015 at 15:50

Written by ScnD361 on 18.02.2015 at 20:37

This album is boring, and have a higher rating than last opeth's album (very good album IMO) only because it's not opeth.


I really get some guys just want to hate and overanalise something simple but posts like this really intrigues me.

Opeth's Pale Communion has 7.6 with 405 votes.
Storm Corrosion has 7.7 with 93.

You do realise how the rating system works right?


Yes, I know how the rating system works , that's not the point. The point is if "Pale Communion" was made by another band the rating (a mean of all the voters) would be higher.
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20.02.2015 - 03:01
Lit.
Account deleted
Pale Communion would've been boring and low rated no matter what band made it.
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