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4.10 | 217 ratings

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4 stars Ghost Reveries is the first live album from swedish prog metal masters Opeth (without counting the DVD only Lamentations). It was recorded at The Roundhouse in London during the Ghost Reveries tour, but features only one song from that album.

The music is very good, mostly old tracks (4 of them are from the first three albums) and then a few newer ones. As I already mentioned, one major disappointment is that it features only one track from their phenomenal album Ghost Reveries , the title track. I was excpecting to see some of the (imo) better tracks from that album, like Harlequin Forest or The Grand Conjuration. Anyways, fantastic setlist. And the performance is just as great. This is their first album with their new drummer Martin "Axe" Axenrot. He is good and proves that he can handle the tracks well, but he does not have as much style and smoothness that Martin Lopez (the previous drummer) had.

Highlights are are actually the older tracks, wich sound much better here than on their original records, and the epic Blackwater Park.

The production is excellent, the audience is mixed at a proper volume, and the tracks have a good, organic sound. This is a fantastic record, but it could have used some more new tracks. 4 stars.

idiotPrayer | 4/5 |


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