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4 stars It is always a pleasant surprise to hear a new album by Opeth, the Swedish band of Metal Extreme Progressive that since the 90's has proven to be a different group and very creative with respect to their peers.

Sorceress, his new production is no exception. Following a trend more inclined towards progressive rock of the 70 as in his previous work "Pale Communion", showing that it is increasingly far back to its origins Death Metal.

My favorite tracks:

"The Wilde Flowers" for its textures and changes of rhythm, in addition to its excellent choir and its great closing. Magnificent.

The beautiful "Will O The Wisp" that reminds me of the "Harvest" theme of his masterpiece "Blackwater Park" with acoustic guitars that bewitch you with their melodies.

The intensity of "Chrysalis" which will be a high point in the live performances if it is included in the setlist of the promotional tour for its dynamics.

"Strange Brew", which is probably the best composition for its originality, its introduction of piano, its dark atmosphere, its abrupt change reminding us to the technical riffs of the homonymous song of his disc "Deliverance", his great solo of electric guitar and its dramatic closure.

The ending with "Era" is excellent, transmitting emotionality as in his more conceptual discs of the past.

In short, the master Mikael Åkerfeldt has returned with impeccable work, without fillings, recovering the thread that was missed in his most recent experimental work. Definitely a candidate to be the best record of the year.

eddie_1976 | 4/5 |


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