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HERITAGE

Opeth

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.84 | 930 ratings

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Epsilon
4 stars The concept has turned into a more "classic" progressive rock sound.

Beyond of any possible critic, Opeth has made one of their most elegant and sophisticated works to date. Once again Mikael & company have broken all the rules of Metal standard, they dared to take its music one step further.

If you have never heard Opeth, maybe you have only two options after trying this "Heritage": be really open minded and enjoy all its music wealth or throw it away, simple as that. There's no middle point here, there's no point of return.

This time I personally think they have elaborated a very personal tribute to all their most intimate and personal music roots (in some way, a bit similar as they did on "Damnation"), taking what they are as musicians to recreate and suggest soundscapes full of infinite sensations and atmospheres capable to hypnotize anyone.

I must confess that I felt a bit disappointed when I did not hear any growls vocals (a characteristic trademark on their sound) along the album, but sometimes the music process it has to be selfish and it's obvious for a band get some motivation to go ahead, and Opeth (I don't know if Mikael only) chose that path for now.

I'm not going mention one by one each track, everybody it has to discover it, taste it, it's a challenge for joy, for reflexion, for mind and for each one of you.

You reader, if Opeth's music never been for you, probably this one is not going to make the difference. But I'm sure this one is a good excuse to try to enjoy music made with a huge sense of honesty... don't miss that chance!.

By: Epsilon.

Epsilon | 4/5 |

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