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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.30 | 1673 ratings

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one hand clap
1 stars Where to begin...


Possibly the most overrated band in the history of music. This is their highest rated album, making it the most overrated album in the history of music. Their songs lack any kind of cohesion, and they put out of place death metal growls beside (occasionally) very nice music. Now, normally this wouldn't bother me, but these guys obviously have some serious musical talent! Unfortunately though, it's wasted. Pissed away. Especially the singer Akerfeldt. During the softer parts of their songs (and their entire album Damnation) his voice is perfectly placed, the music is a blend of Camel and Porcupine tree, and the atmosphere the music creates is very powerful. But then it all goes downhill. The music gets laughably "aggressive" (read: louder and distorted with more cymbals), and Akerfeldt begins a tirade of over the top growls. This does nothing to create a climax (as I'm sure was the intention of these "aggressive" sections) and only ruins the mood of the song. The difference between the moody, interesting "soft" parts and the attempted climax of the song makes me laugh it's so over done.

Please, members of Opeth, if you are reading this: STOP the growls. Make another album like Damnation. Please. Stop wasting your talents.

So, if you're going to buy an Opeth album buy Damnation. Don't waste your time on this garbage.

one hand clap | 1/5 |


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