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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.72 | 765 ratings

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2 stars I think I'm missing what everyone else sees in this album.

Some people think that this is one of Opeth's masterpieces, but I don't see anything that resembles masterpiece quality. In comparison to Opeth's debut, Orchid, this album does have a few redeeming qualities. We do get to see the mature development of a few of the ideas presented in Orchid, but most of them are left out of this album. I do think The Night and the Silent Water is a fairly good track and a classic Opeth song (I've had the pleasure of seeing it performed live). But except for that song, I really don't get a whole lot of enjoyment out of this album. It's still lacking the clean vocals that I love from Akerfeldt, although his death growls are starting to improve slightly. The instrumentation is slightly better as well, although the drummer is still awful from what I can tell. And worst of all, Opeth still didn't fix the problems with the production quality present in the last album! I'm sorry, but in order for me to fully enjoy an album, it needs to have that quality, or else it'll drop the album's rating from me by a star, sometimes more. If it had been better produced, I could actually accept this as an average, 3 star album, but since it suffers from that issue, I have to drop a star off and only give it a rating of 2. You can try this album out if you wish, but only at your own risk.

horsewithteeth11 | 2/5 |


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