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STILL LIFE

Opeth

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.29 | 1843 ratings

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craig4
5 stars The BEST prog metal album of the 21st century, Opeth are the darkest in prog metal. A great concept album that talks abouts a very tragic story, the musicianship is superb!!

The fourth album of Opeth is definetaly the mellowest album in their back catalouge.

Instrumental wish Opeth use long and complex songs structured parts that contain heavy complex riffs and vocal growls and mellow vocals . This album shows a bit more emotion and mellowness!! , I myself like the death metal screams (as I am a hardcore metalhead!!), The death metal screams work brilliantly if you know when to use them, in Opeth's case spot on!!!

Here are the tracks:

"The Moor" has a slow build up and begins with a melodic riff, then an acoustic guitar follows on, then comes in the drums and heavy guitars and the power hits in, the growl then comes in (death metal!! at it's best), and more growling, 7 minutes later the metalbanging slows down with an acoustic ballad, not a bad song, very interesting, 5/5!!!

"Godhead's Lament" No introduction here just gets to the headbanging point (yeah!!!) in which all instruments just go!!! into overdrive, the solo play a nice melodic line, a killer riff then kicks in and is awesome!! (headbanging heaven!!), the heavy riffs die down and a acoustic guitar plays with two guitars, the vocals appear and then the part 2 of the song starts, a cool track 5/5!!

"Benighted" a very mellow, acoustic song with element of jazz,. the combined arrangments of vocals and instrumentation combine very well, it's ok but not my style of music 2/5!!!.

"Moonlapse Vertigo" epic song, mixed acoustic and electrical guitars, acoustic guitars takes you into a different parts, a well recorded song 4/5!!!

"Face of Melinda" this is a sad and mellow song with jazz guitars However, in the third of part this tune there are sudden mood changes the heavy guitars and drums kicks in and turns out to be a cool track with clean vocals, 3/5!!!

"Serenity Painted Death"/"White Cluster" is a really heavy headbanging song with heavy growling that makes it a good listen,with many guitar solos throughout which sound awesome, this is closer of the album and is the best track!!!5/5!!

The album and the band is lush, outstanding and excellent, very extreme progressive metal and Opeth are an exception to this.

My verdict: 10/10 + 100%

(Recommended to all metalheads including the progmetalheads!!)

craig4 | 5/5 |

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