Fireworks

The Pineapple Thief - 'All The Wars' http://rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/61/8c/f7/3086_thepineapplethiefallthewar_1356318345.jpeg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     December 24, 2012    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
4679   0   1   0   0   0

Title

Label

Label

A stunning two for one if ever I heard it!

It has been a long, slow upward curve for The Pineapple Thief, from a band who used to have their name in the odd classified advert with unheard of albums for sale, into an act who are currently grabbing the attention of anyone who’ll listen, from prog fans, to bombastic rock revellers. However, if you take a journey through the years (something quite easy to do thanks to a thorough reissue campaign from Kscope) and listen to this band’s previous work, it becomes readily apparent that the one thing The Pineapple Thief have always achieved, is compelling, beautiful music, capable of kicking you up the jacksy.

‘Someone Here Is Missing’ catapulted The Pineapple Thief into more mainstream territory, but without compromising the vast, introspective, wide ranging view of styles, attacks and approaches at Bruce Soord’s - for it is he who steers the good ship TPT - disposal. ‘All The Wars’ not only keeps up that momentum, it shifts the band’s gear into overdrive. This is beautiful, moving, emotional progressive music that still packs a massive sideswipe of electronica, heart-tugging acoustic passages and choruses that will have you hooked from their first run-through. In your face, uncompromising, yet fragile, beautiful and intricate in structure ‘All The Wars’ is an album as likely to crush you with melancholy, as it is to trample you down through a ferocious guitar assault.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


Slide into the shimmering, imagination capturing ‘One More Step Away’ to hear the sparse acoustic guitar battling with sumptuous strings, a thumping beat and Soord’s charismatic vocals, to understand the depth of emotions running through this album. Punch your way into ‘Build A World’ to discover a riff so catchy that you feel the need to convulse violently as it pulses through you. Or crane your neck back, extend your vocal chords and holler as ‘Give It Back’ requires, no demands you to sing along with every ounce of strength you possess, to a chorus that is a bleeding, screaming call to arms. Reference points zip past, with Porcupine Tree, Muse, Pure Reason Revolution or Radiohead blurring into and out of earshot. However if you, as suggested earlier, take a trip down The Pineapple Thief memory lane, you’ll discover these sounds are as much TPT’s as they are any of their peers. Soord hammers and caresses his guitar with equal fervour, while Jon Sykes demonstrates that bass guitar is not an instrument that has to hide in the backbone of the music. Add to that deft percussion from Keith Harrison and sumptuous and threatening keyboard blasts from Steve Kitch and ‘All The Wars’ becomes a real contender for prog album of the year, in a year where prog has continued to blossom beyond all expectations.

I also have to recommend that when you pick this album up - not if! - you invest in the limited bonus disc version with acoustic reinterpretations of the main album. It’s so good I’d happily have bought and listened to it as though it were the only disc on offer. A stunning two for one if ever I heard it!

Steven Reid

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  September 2019  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
        1
  2  3  4  5  6  7  8
  9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 17 hours, 44 minutes ago
  • Berny : @John: Pls. check your mail, this should have been sorted by now. Apologies for the delay!
  • johnmason : Hi. I paid for #88 and it doesn't show up in the licenses/Downloads and I never received any email telling me how to download it.
  • Rocktopia Te : Fireworks Magazine #88 is out now!
  • SeaDog57 : Thanks Berny got it
  • Berny : @SeaDog57: Not sure why the password disappeared, but it's back. Pls. download your copy from the usual place (i.e. Fireworks - > Bonus CD 87 on the TOP menu). Have fun! :)
  • SeaDog57 : Berny looking for the link and password to Issue 87 free music
  • Berny : @yvesrock: Apologies for the troubles. I've just sent you an email.
  • yvesrock : Hi,I ordered the 11th june the new Fireworks' magazine (issue 87) and I didn't receive it. Can you see if you sent it ? Best wishes Yves
  • yvesrock : Hi,
  • Berny : @Gazza2005: Please accept my apologies for the delay in processing your order. You should have received a confirmation mail by now. We are really trying our best to fix the payment issue as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience! PS: It seems as if you sent the payment twice, we sent you a refund.
  • Gazza2005 : I have bought issue 80 and I still ha e not had confirmation of my download. Please could this be sorted out
  • Gazza2005 : Hello. Can someone direct me to my download please
  • Gazza2005 : Can someone help please
  • Gazza2005 : It’s Fireworks 80
  • Gazza2005 : Just paid for my online version / download but I keep getting failure message. All paid for so what is going on
  • Berny : Sorted! Thanks for your patience, enjoy the magazine! :)
  • HenningHallq : Hey guys! I purchased FIREWORKS #87 yesterday and paid by my paypal, but there is still no download link on my account. Can you help me with this? Thanks a lot!
  • Siodmak : Really thanks !!!!
  • Berny : @Siodmak: Pls. do not worry about the error message, we currently have to process orders manually because of a n issue with our payment system. I do not want to bore you with technical details, but the redirection from PayPal to our shop does not work as it should, that's why your purchase is not assigned automatically. We are working on it! Sorry for the troubles & thanks for your understanding. We hope you like the new issue of Fireworks! :)
  • Siodmak : Hello guys : - ) same problem as with previous number: just purchased Fireworks Mag. 87, and this is the message: "We are sorry, but it looks like your transaction failed". I've paid it with paypol. Thanks for your help!!
  • Berny : @Raphone @colorvine: You should have received your download instructions by now, if you haven't, pls. send a mail to «email» - Sorry for the troubles!
  • colorvine : Hello! Purchased FIREWORKS #87 yeasterday and paid by my paypal, but there is still no download link on my account.Can you help? Thanks
  • Raphone : Hello! Purchased FIREWORKS #87 yeasterday and paid by my paypal, but there is still no download link on my account.Can you help? Thanks
  • Berny : Fireworks Magazine #87 is out now!
  • SeaDog57 : Thanks again Berny
  • Berny : Hi SeaDog57: Apologies!Password can be found in the forum, link was (again) added to the "Fireworks" menu.
  • SeaDog57 : Berny; need a download link for #86 and the pg number for the Code
  • Berny : @Siodmark: Pls. check your mail! Apologies for the troubles, we hope you enjoy the magazine! :)
  • Siodmak : Hello guys! Purchased FIREWORKS #86 and paid by my paypal, but there is no download link on my account. Can you please help me? tnks ; - )
  • Hombre 444 : Got mine reading it now,best Rock Mag out on Market by far.

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site