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STILL LIFE

Opeth

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.33 | 1062 ratings

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lmaorofllollmao
5 stars "Still Life" by Opeth is the most widely aclaimed extreme prog metal album on this site. Released in 1999, Still Life tells the story of a man in the dark ages who was kicked out of his village due to religious reasons, and comes back to find his "babe" and ends up causing alot of trouble. Ive noticed that on this album, there are harsh and often jagged guitar riffs, joined by graceful melodies. "Still Life" is definitely Opeth's signature masterpiece!

"The Moor" opens the album with an acoustic guitar riff which then blasts into a fast and powerful death metal track. "Godheads Lament" starts abruptly with a jagged guitar riff and then gos into a much more gentle rock melody. "Benighted" is a soft acoustic guitar riff with beautiful vocals from Mikeal Akerfeldt. "Moonlapse Vertigo" is possibly one of my favorite songs off of this album, with both elements of death metal and soft acoustic moments. "Face of Melinda" is a ballad, definitely for the dislikers of death metal grunts. "Serenity Painted Death" has technical riffs and harsh death metal vocals. "White Cluster" is much more of a prog metal song than the majority of this album. This song has fast double-pedalling, plus dark and metrical patterns.

Overall, if you're a prog fan, you will regret having this in your collection. all the information i have left is please, buy this album!

lmaorofllollmao | 5/5 |

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