Power of Metal.dk Review

Storm Corrosion
Storm Corrosion
Style: Progressive Music
Release date: 4 May, 2012
Playing time: 47:52

When two of the greatest minds in progressive music get together to make a joint-venture the community awaits in awe... the project between Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, Blackfield etc.) and Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth) has been a rumor for a long time, and now we finally get to hear what they've come up with.

The album is perfectly set in scene by a warm and very organic production done by the two masters themselves, and the whole album sounds very old school and authentic. To me this sounds like the third leg to the latest Opeth ("Heritage") and Steven Wilson's latest solo album ("Grace for Drowning"); with roots deep, deep in the 60s and 70s.

"Storm Corrosion" is another introvert journey into the universe of two of the greatest minds of rock today, and the atmospheric songs demand your full attention all the time. To call it rock might even be stretching it a bit; this is all about creating big sound-collages and creating a dark atmosphere.

It won't sink in easily, but give it time and you'll discover the wonders of this great offering.

01. Drag Ropes (9:52)
02. Storm Corrosion (10:12)
03. Hag (6:28)
04. Happy (4:53)
05. Lock Howl (6:04)
06. Ljudet Innan (10:20)
Label: Roadrunner Records
Distribution: Warner Music (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: 18 May, 2012
Website: www.stormcorrosion.com