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STILL LIFE

Opeth

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.33 | 1060 ratings

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nisandzic
3 stars OK, let me first say that this is my first death metal album, and after first listen I thrown away the disc. But I listened to it again and again, and it became more and more melodic in my mind, and I liked it more. Concept of album is interesting, production excellent, guitars brilliantly composed, and acoustic guitar sounds beautiful, and there is no lack of atmosphere here. Lyrics are really good for cryptographers, poetic actually. Clean vocals are nice, but what I dislike here are grunts. After this album, I listened to some more grunters, and some of them sing it good, but these of Opeth's front man are not for me. These grunts sound too much noisy (disoriented) and scratchy, not much compact. Those grunts on Ghost Reveries album are much better to me. I think that this album is very good example of progressive approach in making death metal album. The next thought comes from my very personal angle of view: I wish to hear some band like Opeth, but without grunts and not that much dark. which does not mean that work of Opeth is poor. Even as a fan of dark music, I missed some chili moments here. This is progressive work, no doubt, but in my picture of progressive music, there is no death metal. Many of prog fans are more free minded than I am, and many will appreciate this album more, especially fans of complex approach in braking genres boundaries.
nisandzic | 3/5 |

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