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CRIMSON

Edge of Sanity

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.24 | 306 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I have to first of all thank Bonnek for this one. Whenever I hear that there are growly vocals on an album I usually proceed with caution although I must admit OPETH is one of those few bands where I can not only tolerate them but appreciate them, especially in contrast to the atmospheric sections with clean vocals. And really that's what this album is all about. The contrast of styles, between beauty and raw aggression. I shouldn't have been surprised I guess to see that Mikael Akerfeldt guests on this record.

This is one long 40 minute piece that changes and evolves and where themes are repeated. And that's the aspect of this recording that really impresses me. Much like GREEN CARNATION's "Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness" the story is told without breaks, it just flows. And like with most OPETH albums I love when the intensity dies down and the atmosphere sets in with those clean vocals.

I never thought i'd hear another band do something like in the style of "Still Life" or "Blackwater Park" that would be just as impressive until now. Should have known that if it did happen they'd come from Sweden. 4.5 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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