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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.31 | 1644 ratings

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5 stars 9.5/10

There is a reason that this album is rated the highest of any Tech/ Extreme Prog Metal album. It's because it is the best one.

Pros The musicianship. This is the album that really got me into Opeth, and really the only album by the band that I continue to listen to on a regular basis. And that is because the instrumentation of the album is incredible. The unique sounds of this album was really what got me. This is one of the only instances where an acoustic guitar is used in black metal, and that intrigued me. I was pretty much hooked on the album ever since I heard The Moor for the first time. Not only is the diversity in the music great in this album, the lyrics are something that backs it up very well. The lyrics go well with the tone that the music brings, and they have some great depth as well. Mikael Akerfeldt is one of my favorite vocalists, and that is solely because of his work on this album. The growls in music like this may be something that drives away most people, however Mikael's clean voice is one of the most unique voices I have ever heard. Not to mention that it goes perfectly with the music.

Cons The only complaint that I would have with the album is that some of the songs sound similar. For example, Moonlapse Vertigo sounds similar to Godhead's Lament. However that's not exactly a bad thing. If two great songs sound similar, does it really matter if they sound similar?

Meegan | 5/5 |


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