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BLACKWATER PARK

Opeth

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.25 | 1217 ratings

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Warthur
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3 stars Steven Wilson and Opeth got together on Blackwater Park, with Wilson both performing on some tracks and producing the album. His influence can be particularly heard in the quieter passages of the album, which at points remind me of the indie rock-prog rock mashups Porcupine Tree produced on albums such as Stupid Dream and Lightbulb Sun.

To be honest, the mix of technically flashy but emotionally distant death metal and approximations of Porcupine Tree doesn't really appeal to me very much, though the experiment was doubtless worth trying and the album may be of interest both to Opeth fans and Porcupine Tree fans interested in what transpired between Lightbulb Sun and In Absentia to prompt the band's radical musical change during that time period.

Warthur | 3/5 |

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