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King Brimstone
4 stars - Review #26 -

While I must say that Opeth is far from being a band I love (my favorite album by them is five stars in my book), it's undeniable that they have a solid discography that is far from disappointing. Albums like Still Life or Deliverance are terrific works. With that said, Ghost Reveries is a good album that remains in the middle of my ranking of Opeth's albums. It definitely has some amazing tracks in it but some other tracks aren't very memorable.

Let's start with the lesser tracks so that we leave this review on a high note. Beneath The Mire has all the characteristics for being an Opeth classic, but the song isn't very cohesive and kinda feels like a collection of leftover riffs and choruses. The Grand Conjuration is the exact opposite. It's exaggeratedly cohesive and ends up being very repetitive and uninteresting, but the main riff is great. Atonement is a considerably long track taking in note that it's very simple. Just a mellow guitar line repeating over and over again, it's the worst ballad from the album.

Now the good tracks. Ghost Of Perdition is the best track from the album and one of the best from their discography. It's a terrific and dynamic track that works as some sort of overture for the album. The Baying Of The Hounds isn't as good but it manages cohesion very well, the middle section is great. Harlequin Forest is the second best from the album and the acoustic middle section is the best part from the album. Hours Of Wealth is a truly beautiful ballad that features a great break from the rest of the album. Isolation Years is a godly closer, gives you goosebumps.

It's definitely a good album that I continue listening, but it isn't one of their best works. You should still check it out of course. It's five stars for me.

King Brimstone | 4/5 |


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