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WATERSHED

Opeth

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.94 | 928 ratings

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Epsilon
4 stars A BRIEF STOP TO OPETH.

The album doesn't sound bad, in fact it's a really good work (as always, OPETH making outstanding records) but I think this time that all generosity and musical greatness from previous albums aren't present for this Watershed. Definitely, this record shows a band oriented to explore a more progressive rock style (mainly from 70's influences) however not as much as on records like Deliverance and mostly on Damnation, but keeping the old formula to elaborate all the compositions and leaving slowly from death metal sound (not entirely but using it on less quantity).

Opeth has been one of the greatest progressive metal bands in years inside the musical scene around the world, but as everything I think their creative roof is coming soon (I hope to be wrong), at least that impression gave me this recent release, their characteristic touch as their classy music are untouched, maybe the absence of power in music affected the final result. Its sound is near to Ghost Reveries album and much closer to previous works like Blackwater Park or Still Life (Classics, doubtless) but not enough in comparison to its category and songs quality, of course it's just a personal opinion.

Highlights on the record:

The inclusion of a female voice (experimentally speaking) and Coil, The lotus eater and Burden, are really cool tunes!.

By: Epsilon.

Epsilon | 4/5 |

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