Steven Wilson is undoubtably one of the greatest musicians working today. The fact that he is not better known is a crime; though the mainstream is hardly the place for someone like him. On this, PT's tenth album, Wilson has outdone himself yet again. The album is rich in tones and emotions, with the usual combination of metallic riffs, soaring melodies and progressive rock flourishes.
As usual, the standout ingredient is Gavin Harrison, whose matchless drumming elevates the music even further. Probably the best drummer in rock today, his combination of tasteful and restrained with mental, jaw-dropping, time-signature defying playing is a joy to behold.
Each listen is geniunely more and more rewarding, with the ability to absorb the listener fully. Listen without distraction. Plus the bonus tracks are even better than the album tracks! Crazy good value for money!