2015 is over and now I continue to unearth all these hidden gems that somehow went missing last year. And I am unhappy to say that I really missed that one.
Hand. Cannot. Erase. from Progressive Rock adept Steven Wilson is a very special piece of work. It comes – at least in parts – across kind of similar in the djent heavy style of the latest Leprous record The Congregation, grungily mixing some Strawbs-ish elements into its tune. In fact you will find a lot of early progressive hooks on this disc. All the more endearing, as they don’t make ’em quite like this anymore these days. And I am doubly amazed, ’cause its predecessor from 2013 The Raven That Refused to Sing left me strangely indifferent, even if technically extremely well done. [...]