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4.15 | 1051 ratings

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3 stars First of all I want to say that Opeth is my favorite band, and I think this album is a gem in the PROG ROCK, but I admit that I was disappointed much of their retro sound and exaggerated eclecticism in a genre that is far away from the origin of Opeth: the exceptional and fabulous artistic career of a band that has been followed as a reference in the history of metal-prog.

If this work belong to any other group within the sub-genre known as "heavy prog", my rating would have been four stars (or five, maybe). Because I admit it's very very good. But, I'm sorry, not for Opeth.

Pale Communion is for me a continuation of Heritage, and I need to think of a resting place with a creative crisis in a genre that Opeth may not know or want to contribute more, for now. Or at least that's how I feel after listening many times this record, your score deserves four stars, but I keep forgetting as I await the return of those wonders which were "Blackwater park", "Still Life" or "Ghost Reveries".

There are many answers that respond to why it sounds like Opeth. I know (And I'm not talking about S. Wilson and all that continues to influence the collaboration). I also know that it is normal for a group progresses towards other artistic paths. I have to keep giving thanks for still enjoy their music, but I hope the return of true Opeth, not this one we have now.

JLAbad | 3/5 |


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