Bands like Torso**** and Waco Jesus are constantly demeaning women.
In fact, if you had asked me 5 years ago, I would have said that Steven Wilson’s genius is the ways in which he makes other bands sound incredible.
His ear, and talent for capturing and enhancing an artist’s best elements, has often resulted in his own material sounding like quotations of influences; slightly anonymous, a bit bland—even if it sounded good. That record’s playful sound and compositional consistency was enchanting, and it certainly helped that Wilson surrounded himself with incredible musicians and the record sounded like it was one long live jam.
Unlike many of my friends and colleagues, I’ve rarely been moved by Wilson’s own compositions.
With notable exceptions, Porcupine Tree‘s studio work leaves me cold. Despite having long been harangued for being an Opeth fanboy, I could not get into Storm Corrosion.
They are terrifying foes, fighting with all the skill and ferocity of a Space Marine, but combined with the durability and firepower of a battle tank.
Dreadnoughts are often mistaken by mortal observers for huge suits of battle armour or robots; they are similar to both and yet neither.
A Dreadnought is a cybernetic combat walker of intermediate size used by the Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes as heavy infantry support for their Space Marine companies.
The most common form of Dreadnought deployed in the late 41st Millennium is officially designated a Castraferrum Pattern Dreadnought.
The result is, of course, that the music he produces, mixes (or masters), remixes/remasters, and/or performs sound so good.