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PALE COMMUNION

Opeth

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.13 | 1214 ratings

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Isaac Peretz
2 stars Not as good as Heritage and after giving it multiple listens its rating has lowered from four to two stars for me, it's way too mediocre compared to all the other prog rock you hear.

There's some great moments in this album like Moon Above, Sun Below's ending, River's middle solo section which is very fun, and Eternal Rains Will Come's beautiful chorus.

Unfortunately, that's everything about the album that I find to be good, the rest is either mediocre or just plain boring.

Cusp Of Eternity doesn't go anywhere with its five minutes and a half of run time. Elysian Woes is just a filler, uninspired ballad that yet again doesn't justify it's run-time. Goblin is just a waste of time, its four minutes long and it feels like eight, the guitar line just isn't anything special. Voice Of Treason is yet another song that goes nowhere despite being eight minutes long. Faith In Others has a nice and beautiful main verse but the song repeats itself too much (it's +8 minutes long! Ouch!

If you're an Opeth fan you will possibly find some enjoyment in this album. But c'mon, with all the prog rock you can hear, are you going to hear this? Because I seriously won't.

Isaac Peretz | 2/5 |

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