PORCUPINE TREE — Futile

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Promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs) · 2003

Tracklist

Promotional edition track listing:

1. Strip The Soul (edit) (4:30)
2. Orchidia (3:27)
3. Futile (6:06)
4. Drown With Me (5:21)
5. Interview With Steven Wilson (11:14)
6. Hatesong (live) (8:40)
7. Blackest Eyes (live) (4.26)
8. Death Whispered A Lullaby (Opeth) (5:49)
9. Steven Wilson Generic Station ID (0:09)

Total Time 49:42

Downloadable EP track listing:

1. Collapse (1:39)
2. Drown with Me (5:22)
3. Orchidia (3:19)
4. Futile (6:04)
5. Hatesong (live) (8:32)
6. Chloroform (7:15)

Total time 31:31

Line-up/Musicians

- Steven Wilson / guitar, vocals, keyboards
- Richard Barbieri / keyboards, electronics
- Colin Edwin / bass
- Gavin Harrison / drums

About this release

July 2003
Lava Records

Thanks to andyman1125 for the addition and Lynx33, Unitron for the updates

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Unitron
I don't think many bands can say one of their EP's is among their best work, as most EP's tend to be a taste of what's to come. However, with alternative metal/rock band Porcupine Tree it was kind of the other way around. In Absentia showed what was to come, adding in more metal elements than the band had already had, Futile showing that sound bloom.

Futile gives you two songs from each side of Porcupine Tree, the crushing and depressive alternative metal in songs like "Orchidia" and the title cut, and the soft bittersweet alternative rock of "Drown With Me" and "Chloroform". The title cut easily takes the cake as the best on here, as well as the band's best song. With slow brooding riffs, galloping acoustic segments, muscular drum work, catchy chorus, and a bridge with great contrast between electric and acoustic guitar makes this a real modern metal classic. Also included is a live version of "Hatesong", which is pretty good.

If you're a fan of alternative metal/rock and want something that's short and sweet, check this EP out. Hope you found this review helpful, feel free to comment!

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