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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.25 | 1567 ratings

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3 stars Opeth goes from paradise to hell with "Blackwater Park"

Firstly, I would like to say that I hate so-called "death growls", then listen to this album was not an experience, say, enjoyable. But I decided to go ahead and get over my prejudices to hear this album.

Unfortunately, I could not.

"Blackwater Park" is not only my first experience with Opeth, but also with all manner of Tech / Extreme Prog Metal. For a long time I was afraid to enter this sub-genre, but then decided to take a chance, starting with this album.

I can not say it was one of the best experience. Seriously, I can not understand what leads a person to sing (if one can call it singing) like this - and this is perhaps incapable of understanding that does not make me appreciate this album.

Or maybe there are not many things to be enjoyed here.

The most intriguing thing about Opeth is how they will darkest of aggression for the most complete calm. Like Mikael Akerfeldt can deliver scary growls, he can also sing with unparalleled beauty. This kind of "yin-yang" of heavy metal is a bit complex and hard to swallow, even though the album tends towards the "dark side" of thing - that is, this album is really scary.

I really was not prepared for it. Because for me prog is beauty, harmony, not growls that cut my soul. 3 stars.

voliveira | 3/5 |


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