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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.29 | 1843 ratings

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Matthew T
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5 stars Recorded and released in 1999 this is an essential album for anyone into Metal or for someone like me who truly likes good music whatever the genre.This album is simply stunning from woo to go and contains some of the best hard driving songs with some absolutely beautiful accoustic arrangements as well on tracks.The band must have fantastic roots with a Black Sabbath and a Led Zeppelin influence eg.( especially with the accoustic moments through out which are recorded with an absolute clarity in sound) but Opeth have their own distinct approach as you will discover when listening to this recording

The vocalist Mikael Akeredlt who provides us with some simply stunning death vocals with a sound as though it is coming straight from hell,wonderful stuff. Also the album was mainly written by him as well but is creditted to the band on the album.

The particular songs that I will mention are Serenity Painted Death which is extremely high octane with fantastic riff under the whole driving tune with a great lower section and back to it and for me is one of the standouts on the album. The Moor which is the first track is simply outstanding and true progressive music as is the whole album.There is not one poor track on this album.

I would recommend this album to people around my age bracket :50 and it is well worth giving this a go and not to think of this as just another metal release for the youngies.

Simply stunning music and an absolute masterpiece in modern music.

Matthew T | 5/5 |


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