Written on January 1, 2010
Storm Corrosion is the musical collaboration between Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) and Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth). The two first started working together when Åkerfeldt asked Wilson to produce Opeth’s 2001 album Blackwater Park. Wilson then went on to produce the next two Opeth albums as well—Deliverance and Damnation. Åkerfeldt then continued the partnership by adding some guitar parts to Porcupine Tree’s 2005 record Deadwing. Wilson and Åkerfeldt started writing music for the Storm Corrosion album as early as 2010, and the album was officially released in 2012. Musically, Åkerfeldt handled all the guitar work on the album, while Wilson handled the keyboards, song arrangements, soundscapes, and all the lyrics. Both members contribute vocals to the album. Stylistically, the album is completely unique and a complete departure from both Opeth’s and Porcupine Tree’s sound; however, Wilson has remarked that Storm Corrosion is the third chapter in the unofficial trilogy of albums that also include Opeth’s Heritage, and Wilson’s solo album Grace For Drowning.
Styles and Genres
Progressive rock, experimental rock, atmospheric rock
Steven Wilson: keyboards, song arrangements, soundscapes, lyrics, vocals
Mikael Åkerfeldt: guitars, vocals
Gavin Harrison: drums and percussion
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