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Opeth - Deliverance CD (album) cover




Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.76 | 875 ratings

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3 stars This album is pretty average by both prog standards and Opeth standards.

For the most part, this is music we've heard from this band before. Wreath, Master's Apprentices, and By the Pain I See in Others all seem by-the-books Opeth. The production, aided by the unlikely fairy godmother of death metal, Steven Wilson, is once again quite crisp and classy. The musicians are all in fine form, Mikael's voice works like it's supposed to, and the band plays. Good quality, enjoyable fun. For the most part, particularly unremarkable.

The only track that truly stands out of this record to me is the title track. It kicks off in a very heavy, fast vein, and keeps going pretty standard for its first nine minutes or so. There are mellow parts and heavy parts, as you'd expect. The key, though, is its famous outro, almost four minutes of this peculiar three dimensional riff, written and presented in a way that does not seem to get old ever, even after hearing it for four minutes. If you're an Opeth fan, the album is worth it for this song alone.

Nothing that new or inspiring from the band, honestly, but this release is still fairly solid and worthy of an average rating.

LiquidEternity | 3/5 |


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