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WATERSHED

Opeth

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.98 | 1147 ratings

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amjch70
4 stars 3.95

I've been holding on this review for a long time but right now I'm listening to this album so I think it's time to do the review.

The first time that I heard this album I thought: "It's nice, but it doesn't have anything extraordinary (except Lotus Eater, I loved that song since the first time that I heard it)". Right now I've heard this album like 30 times I think and I can say: "It's an excellent album, although it doesn't deserve a 5 star rating."

Some people say that this is a transitional album and maybe they're right, it certainly sounds different than the other Opeth records, but I really appreciate Fredrik's addition in the band. I always thought that Mikael's and Peter's guitar playing was too similar, now with Fredrik they add a new way to make solos and it sounds GREAT (If you want to verify it, listen to the final solo of Burden where Mikael and Fredrick make a "Question and Answer" solo, it sounds amazing!!!).

So, it's a great album, different from the previous releases but it makes me wonder: how it's going to be the next record? I look forward to hear a new album of Opeth, hopefully it would be a masterpiece.

amjch70 | 4/5 |

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