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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.98 | 1330 ratings

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5 stars I'm starting off this review by saying that I love Opeth's calm side. Damnation is a very different album comparing to the rest albums on their discography. Altough, many people bash it for being a calm album, without those heavy riffs, growls...

Windowpane is a very nice song to start the album, followed by In My Time of Need, another amazing song with a lot of feeling. Mikael's voice in this one is fantastic, it all fits so perfectly! After those two songs, you have the dark sounding, well constructed and amazing song, Death Whispered a Lullaby. The lyrics on this song were written by Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree's frontman. The next song is a song that I don't really listen to very often, this song is called Closure. The song ends with a melody that kinda reminds me of the desert. This song, Hope Leaves, was inspired in Mikael's grandmother who passed away, the lyrics can show the pain he feels for that lost, lines like " There is a wound that's always bleeding, there is a road I'm always walking. I know you'll never return to this place. " clearly show how much he misses his grandmother, the pai, the sorrow, the sadness. It's a very sad song, probably the best song on the album! The solo is just amazing, really touching, the feeling is perfect! To Rid The Disease, is my 2nd favorite on the album. When I listen to this one I can't help but sing the chorus " There's innocence torn from this maker, stealed all the trust in you. This failure has made the creator, so would you tell him what to do? ". This is another touching song which I love. The great instrumental, Ending Credits, another awesome song. The lead guitar has so much feeling, it's like passionate sex to my ears! Weakness is the only song on the album that's really kinda inivisible to me, altough, it's a great song. It kinda reminds me of Porcupine Tree or Blackfield. This is a very chilly song, kinda trippy also!

This album is just amazing, it diserves 5 strong stars, there is nothing missing, everything is in its right place, everything fits in perfectly. This is a fantastic album, my favorite!

ThrasherPT | 5/5 |


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