Storm Corrosion ‎– Storm Corrosion

Roadrunner Records ‎– 1686-176452
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1 Drag Ropes
Arranged By [Strings] – SW*Strings – The London Session Orchestra
2 Storm Corrosion
Arranged By [Strings] – Dave StewartStrings – The London Session Orchestra
3 Hag 6:28
4 Happy 4:53
5 Lock Howl
Arranged By [Strings] – Dave StewartStrings – The London Session Orchestra
6 Ljudet Innan 10:20

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Written, produced & performed at No Man's Land at various times between March 2010 - September 2011.

Cover painting 1969

Special thanks to Ylva and Björn Arnold, Stefan Dimle, Aviv Geffen, T, Milly, and the Åkerfeldt family.

Published by Imagem Music (ASCAP) and Hands Off It's Mine Publishing (BMI), administered by Universal Publishing Group.

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  • Barcode: 0 16861 76452 4

Other Versions (5 of 14) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RRCAR 7645-1 Storm Corrosion Storm Corrosion(2xLP, Album, RP, 140) Roadrunner Records RRCAR 7645-1 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
1686-176452 Storm Corrosion Storm Corrosion(CD, Album, Unofficial) Roadrunner Records (6) 1686-176452 Russia 2012 Sell This Version
none Storm Corrosion Storm Corrosion(8xFile, MP3, Album, S/Edition, 256) Roadrunner Records none US 2012
LIAM TENT-NDA-001 Storm Corrosion Storm Corrosion (Enhanced)(DVDr, Album, Promo) Not On Label LIAM TENT-NDA-001 UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
RR7645-2, 1686-17645-2 Storm Corrosion Storm Corrosion(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records RR7645-2, 1686-17645-2 Europe 2012 Sell This Version


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March 9, 2018
I have 2 copies of the special edition (one with cat# 1686-176455 and one with cat# RR7645-5, one is mine and the other is my girlfriends'). I found out both Blu-rays are defective on the first track! Are there copies in circulation without that defect? It's a shame, the surround mix on the rest of the album is absolutely fantastic!


January 8, 2015
edited over 4 years ago
This is a project one knew it would be coming a million miles away, given how Mikael Åkerfeldt and Steven Wilson frequently ran across paths, Steven Wilson producing several Opeth albums like Deliverance, Damnation, Heritage and Pale Communion. They both also influenced the paths their groups were going, Porcupine Tree becoming heavier, Opeth becoming more prog. So the paths met for a project that was nothing like their parent groups and Storm Corrosion is that project. I love the artwork, it does not look like too many covers found on contemporary releases, mainly because it's a 1969 painting by Swiss-born Swede Hans Arnold, a painting that Åkerfeldt owns and felt would be appropriate for this release. Much nicer than too many album covers made since the 1990s where it looked like it was knocked off a PC.

What you get is laid back prog, it does not rock out, but instead you get plenty of a disturbing and ominous vibe. I've heard this work compared to the likes of Talk Talk and Scott Walker, but since I've only heard a couple of Talk Talk's early New Wave songs (that sounds more Duran Duran than the later stuff that the progheads seem to love), and not familiar with Scott Walker in general, I'm unable to make the comparison (I do realize Scott Walker as a solo artist seems to get a lot of respect and not dwelling in his past association with the Walker Brothers in the 1960s). Much of the music is acoustic, and rarely rocks, the percussion is courtesy of Gavin Harrison, latter-day drummer of Porcupine Tree. There are some nice vocal harmonies, one part sounding a bit like Crosby, Stills & Nash (not the first time Steven Wilson incorporated that CSN sound, check out "Lips of Ashes" off Porcupine Tree's In Absentia, it sounds like a cosmic David Crosby). There's some influences from folk and chamber music as well. The only time Storm Corrosion rocked was a short part of "Hag", where they get loud, with Gavin Harrison using a full drum set, so it ends up sounding like King Crimson during their heavier moments or Anekdoten. Strings are provided on some of the music, even Dave Stewart (of Egg, Hatfield & the North, National Health, not the Eurythmics) even conducts on one of the songs (seems that Steven Wilson befriended Dave Stewart as he provided strings for several Porcupine Tree, Opeth and solo Steven Wilson albums). This is truly a release not for everyone. It's very moody. The more rock-inclined listener might not find it enjoyable. But for me, it shows they can make great music without too much reminders of their parent groups. What they created is a great masterpiece, certainly one of the best of 2012.