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OMNIO

In The Woods...

 

Experimental/Post Metal

4.06 | 100 ratings

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FruMp
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3 stars Dreary depressing modern metal.

Omnio is a very drawn out and sombre album in much the same way a lot of OPETH's music is, it's one of those things that as a metal fan you either love or hate, unfortunately as much as I hate to say it I fall into the latter category. Omnio starts out with '299 796 km/s' (better known as the speed of light) which starts off with some melancholy violin before the band comes in and the slow paced metal journey begins, there are a few black metal moments, some operatic moments, a lot of depressing moments and it's just above mediocre for the most part, it really fails to hold my attention for it's 15 minute span, the next 3 songs are more of the same, contemplative and sad with not a lot going on.

Where the album does get interesting though is in the Omnio suite consisting of 3 songs finishing off the album, they are a lot more progressive and interesting than the early tracks. 'Omnio Bardo' is the highlight of the album, it's a great little ambient track with good use of dynamics and it has a real spacey feel it, the album then ends strongly on 'post' with the first real double kick on the album and some more black metally riffs.

Omnio is a decent album but only for those who enjoy this type of music for the most part it is lacking substance and is caught in it's black hole of depression, I'd only recommend this to fans of modern accessible metal, OPETH and GREEN CARNATION fans will certainly enjoy.

FruMp | 3/5 |

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