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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.29 | 1703 ratings

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5 stars The BEST prog metal album of all-time. The album begins with the ominous creeping intro of "The Moor," which then segues into a beautiful acoustic melody and then madness. Brilliance and dynamics is what this album is. Opeth are the savious of metal. Mikael's clean vocals were constantly evolving and becoming greater. He also posseses the best growl, if you will, ever. You can coherently understand all the words even when he's not singing. A great concept album and very tragic story. Has a somber atmosphere of lost love. "The Moor" is everything that is Opeth. It's the entire package and my favorite song of theirs. "Godhead's Lament" is magnificent and has a really good folk part in the middle of the song. "Benighted" is one of their best all clean vocal songs, with great acoustic guitar work. "Moonlapse Vertigo" possesses one of the best Opeth riffs. Great song and really shows that each song the album really has an identity. "Face of Melinda" is their best all clean vocals song ever and is one of their best songs. The musicianship and songwriting skill in this song is highly intelligible. "Serenity Painted Death" is one of the strongest songs in their repertoire and is very aggressive, being the album's heaviest song. Martin Lopez's percussion is incredible in this song. "White Cluster" closes the story with incredible intensity and solo's. Some of the vocal parts in this song are very ominous and really suit the part of the story. This album is so incredilby unique and the way the guitars are doing things entirely differently simultaneously, but still making incredbile melodies is so impressive and so original in this kind of music. Opeth are mortal legends.
billyshears'67 | 5/5 |


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