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BE

Pain Of Salvation

 

Progressive Metal

4.12 | 696 ratings

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OpethGuitarist
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4 stars If you are looking for an album that asks for all of your attention, then look no further than BE. Possibly one of the most ambitious and demanding albums you will have in your catalogue. BE is a in depth look into religion and the human nature. Very precocious, very mind expanding, and a very serious album. This album is about its message before its music. Unlike most albums discussing religion, which focus on the music before the message, here you will find that the message and the journey is put before the actual music.

BE is quite the musical journey, one that unfairly is put in the "metal" category. There is very little metal here. One part reminds you of a Broadway musical, yes, the sounds are that varied. As ambitious as this project is, I've never been completely captivated with it. Is the scope of it remarkable? Yes. Maybe with time and more listens, the album will click with me more, but while I do appreciate the art here, I'm not amazed by it. Thus, my 4-star rating to an otherwise very essential and interesting piece of work.

OpethGuitarist | 4/5 |

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