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Opeth - Damnation CD (album) cover




Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.96 | 1211 ratings

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4 stars With no end credit!

If not for having read several reviews of this album a long time ago, I never would have heard a product described as Tech / Extreme Prog Metal, Death Metal, Doom Metal or something. In fact, this is the only work of Opeth I heard, and I do not care what the rest of the band has released grunts and violent outbursts of anger.

Having made the clarification, I can say that Damnation is an absolute classic, played by fantastic musicians, with a very clear progression in their sound and the songwriting. It is one of those albums that you start to listen and think after the first issue: Surely what follows is not so wonderful, but it is. All tracks are very good.

The guitars are definitely amazing, and the quality of Akerfeldt's voice needs no introduction, excellently used here. Wilson's collaboration is transcendent. There is a great atmosphere in music and lyric remains dark, dense and deep.

You should not miss this gem by prejudice in relation to the characteristic sound of the band.

4+ stars.

sinslice | 4/5 |


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