Storm Corrosion – Storm Corrosion – 87%

Storm Corrosion is the brainchild of Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt and Porcupine Tree mastermind Steven Wilson. When these two collaborate brilliant things tend to happen. Both of their influences and styles just bleed through in this eerie effort. Akerfeldt’s latest obsession with 70’s style vintage prog-rock and Wilson’s flare for deep sensual piano passages mesh brilliantly. I personally would have preferred more Akerfeldt vocals on this album, I think his voice is far superior for this type of music. Not to take away from Wilson of course, his singing is great, but Akerfeldt’s deeper voice far better compliments the haunting music. Overall I think this album is very well done. It’s definitely a cross between Opeth’s “Heritage” and Wilson’s “Grace for Drowning” and I’m completely ok with that. This one was well worth the wait. 6-19-12

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