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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.94 | 774 ratings

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4 stars Awe inspiring, head banging metal !!

This is a concept album that is probably 90% metal, and 10% prog. The great thing about this, is that it's extremely accessible for those who... well like the extreme. Of course if you don't appreciate growling don't bother with this one, its all growls, it might be the most intense of all of Opeth's albums. The production on this album is very raw, and although normally i prefer a clean production, this albums pulls of its raw, rough sound quite well. It works, maybe because the album has a very primal sound? *POSSIBLE SPOILER* The album is after all a concept about about a woman being in love with a man who is now a ghost and memory, and she falls out of love for him, so he feels he has been betrayed and reincarnates as a 'demon of the fall'. *POSSIBLE SPOILER*. This is the first time that Martin Lopez is seen on an Opeth album and let me tell you, he is one of the greatest drummers in metal or prog. period. I am a serious drummer myself and he is a big influence of mine. So i highly suggest getting this album if you want to hear some amazing metal drumming.

Although this album is more an AMAZING metal album rather than a progressive one, it has enough prog to be justified as such. It's certainly not straight metal that's for sure. But i mean, it's Opeth people. They are the kings of Prog Metal these days.

If your into metal, and don't need too much prog in it, this is the album for you. If you even remotely like Opeth you NEED this album.. It has consistently the catchiest and overall best riffs of any Opeth album.

4 stars. ( 5 in the metal only arena )

SoundsofSeasons | 4/5 |


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