Newly formed Prog-rock band Storm Corrosion is the musical collaboration between Mikael Akerfeldt of the band Opeth and Steven Wilson of the band Porcupine Tree. Both artists have fond love for progressive rock music as this debut album shows. This self-titled album was released on May 7 through Roadrunner Records as a standard CD and as a Double-LP, Blu-ray/CD set. The album debuted at #86 on the Canadian Album Chart and is quickly becoming an underground sensation.
The six-song album has its share of epic numbers. The first two songs, “Drag Ropes” and “Storm Corrosion” dance around the ten-minute mark and draw similarities to early King Crimson as the music puts you at ease, while the lyrics become almost non-essential. The middle three songs feel like a bridge attaching the beginning of the album to the ten-plus minute finale, “Ljudet Innan.” For those expecting any signs of loud guitars or screaming vocals need to lock elsewhere. This album relaxes your mind as you drift along to the music.
For more information on this album, please visit stormcorrosion.com.