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WATERSHED

Opeth

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.93 | 865 ratings

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theknife1970
5 stars Can these guys get any better? What an album. I actually started listening to these guys when I was in my third year of university. Pretty much everyday, Id wake up, have my coffee and drive for 45 min to school listening in awe to the album Ghost Reveries at the time. I remember feeling bad listening to the heavy growls but now I think what am I ashamed of ? Opeth is the type of group to me that brings tears to my eyes. These guys work extremely hard on their music and it definetly shows. I actually got the privilege of catching Opeth in concert in Toronto and had the time of my life. Thanks for coming to Canada guys. As for the review of Watershed, here goes:

Coil : What an awesome opener. Opeth sets the pace by letting the listener know that they still have their softer side. You can see that they've gotten more mature with their music especially with the inclusion of a female vocalist who can really set the mood for what's to come!

Heir Apparent: Wow. This is the darker side of the band. Good riffs, drums and overall good tune. Growls are even more brutal than before.

The Lotus Eater: As the band said in the DVD, this song sums up where the band is headed in termsof musical direction. Love the drums on this track and the dream theater break in the middle. Good vocal melodies as well.

Burden : Another nice soft, mellow track.

Porcelain Heart (Åkerfeldt, Åkesson): Great song and single. Cool intro riff by the new guitarist. Nice blend of the mellow/heavy here.

Hessian Peel: Great singing on this song. Good blend of vocals and both guitars. Love the growls and transition near the end. Killer.

Hex Omega: Good ending track. Mellow song with a little heaviness to it.

Overall great album. Love everything these guys have done thus far. Keeps getting better and better.

Cheers,

Chad

theknife1970 | 5/5 |

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