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STILL LIFE

Opeth

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.33 | 1141 ratings

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Priamus
5 stars Opeth's most outstanding album

I'm sitting in my room, a whisky glas by my side and outside there you can see the colourful leafes of the autumn. And the most important thing, I'm listening to this monolith of modern music.

Still Life might be the album you are looking for an evening like this. It transports the feelings of the autumn like melancholy, depression, hate and satisfaction.

According to the artwork it shows a sad woman, standing in front of a cross and a quite bleak countryside. It is painted in red colours and it fits totally in the whole context. But an artwort can be as good as anything, if the music is bad. I can advise to you that the music is stunning and overwhelming. The album starts with "The Moor", a typical song of Opeth. We have the parts in which Mikael Akerfeld growls like a beast and the parts, which are the most beautiful acoustic experiences I have ever made. By the way, "The Moor" ist the best song by Opeth for me because Opeth perfected their style here. Godhead's Lament is a similar song but not as good as The Moor. The next song is another highlight. "Benighted" is an acoustic ballad, which Opeth quite often does, but it was never so good again. The riffs are stunning, especial the Intro-Riff. Face of Melinda is a similar song but it gets heavy after a few minutes. Not so heavy with growls like the long songs but it has a few heavy distortioned riffs. The last two songs are again some really great songs, which come almost close to "The Moor"

The album ends, my whisky glas is empty, my soul is satisfied with great music. If you are a bit open minded towards Death Metal, you definately should check this album out and make the same experience like me.

Priamus | 5/5 |

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