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STILL LIFE

Opeth

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.33 | 1147 ratings

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Treasure
4 stars Still Life. I can safely this album is mindblowing and one of Opeth's best releases.

The Moor, starts off with one of the most epic intros. Very spacey and paves way for an epic song. The song, however, begins to repeat itself halfway through and gets sort of dull. It's not as epic as I first thought it would be. But it's still a very solid track. (8/10)

Godhead's Lament, kicks you right in the teeth the second it starts. The song itself has some very interesting guitar lines, which honestly held me from stopping the song. The beginning is very deceiving, as this is one of the best tracks off the album. (9.5/10)

Benighted, sounds curiously like a Camel song. But it's still a decent ballad, not too interesting, just a ballad. (7/10)

Moonlapse Vertigo! WOW! The start of the song really hooked me in and made not want to stop listening! Some very progressive chord changes and amazing singing! This is a great track! I love the contrast betwee the metal and the slower stuff. It really makes this song great. (9/10)

Face Of Melinda, unlike Benighted, is a very good ballad. Starts off with the jazziest Opeth stuff I've ever heard. The lyrics are wonderful, as is the singing. Perfect song. Then, when the heavy riffs kick in, still no growling! I love it! (8.5/10)

Serenity Painted Death, starts off very classic metal like. Sounds like a sound from Orchid at first, but then that stops to let in this heavy riff and one of the best growling lines I've heard from Opeth. Then, the instrumental. The instrumentals in this song are very catchy, I can't stop listening to them! The song then ends with an acoustic section. (9/10)

White Cluster starts off a little like something I would hear from Atheist, but better. This line goes on and ends, to let in this calmer section, which then goes on until the halfway mark. Then, all is quiet...until one the best Opeth solos recorded attack you. This section from 5:00 to 7:00 IS MIND BENDING. This is the most technical it gets. This song is GREAT. The song itself ends with this slow jazz riff that fits the mood perfectly. Opeth really came in guns blazing with this one. Great ender for a great record. (10/10)

Overall, I can say that this is a great record that doesn't let up at all. However, it was lacking a song that managed to wow me in the beginning. Godhead's Lament was good, but there was something missing.

Treasure | 4/5 |

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