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DAMNATION

Opeth

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.93 | 1000 ratings

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arcane-beautiful
5 stars Many critics, espeically scene Opeth fans, consider this album to be terrible and not an Opeth album. But I believe that this album encapsulates everything that I love about Opeth.

The songwrtiting on this album is phenomanal , the musicianship is amazing and the atomosphere is both eerie and beautiful.

If this album was out 30 years ago, it would have been a classic album.

1. Windowpane -Amazing clean sections with mellotron accompaniment. The vocals are very dramatic as well. 7 minutes of pure prog pleasure.

2. In My Time Of Need - Incredibly beautiful. The haunting melodies, the stacatto like phrasing. Very nice. Very cathcy as well. The instrumental sections are incredibly amazing as well.

3. Death Whispered A Lullaby - Steven Wilson wrote the lyrics on this one? Yea, again another great song. Very eerie and quite Porcupine Tree (although you can see well)

4. Closure - The more eccentric side of Opeth is shown. This song has a very King Crimson vibe to it. It's interesting to see Opeth take up this side of prog.

5. Hope Leaves - Very melancholic but very beautifull. A great chorus as well with amazing backing vocals provided by Steven (the 6th member of Opeth).

6. To Rid The Disease - One of their best songs in my opinion. Very memorable, dark and quite disturbing. The piano part at the end is incredibly beautiful as well.

7. Ending Credits - A nice instrumental interlude.

8. Weakness - A more drony like ending. Not the best ending in my opinion...but meh.

CONCLUSION: If you dislike Opeth because of their death metal side, buy this album and eat your words...and face. An amazing album.

arcane-beautiful | 5/5 |

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