Ancestral (track) by Steven Wilson

Ancestral by Steven Wilson
Year: 2015
From the album Hand. Cannot. Erase. (track #9)
Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 98 votes)
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Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 98 votes)
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From 02/25/2017 22:28
To me, it goes on long but there are times it really soars.
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From 03/10/2016 22:44
This is probably the best track in the album. It's a 13-min long journey packed with tons of goodies including SW's lush and brooding guitar sound and vocal; Adam's magical keyboard/organ works and Guthrie's sky-scorching guitar solo. Definitely cannot be missed.
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