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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.25 | 1583 ratings

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4 stars In Ghost Reveries Opeth tryed to perspective a new direction. It was achieved mostly by adding a keyboard member to the band. The keyboard textures gave the chance to create new scenarios. The sound gets even more heavy and clean here, particularly the guitar riffs, resembling (in sound, not in creativity) those seen in modern nu-metal bands. New sonorities were explored as in "Atonement", whose guitar patterns taste like an east european sonority. Opeth continue faithful to themselves, making once the usual 10- minute-like complex song structures. Tracks evolute, transition in transition, in the usual natural way, flowing between heavy guitar riffs, growls, memorable choruses, and moments of accustic peaceful serenity.

Best tracks are the first, "Ghost of Perdition", and "Reverie/Harlequin Forest" whose incountable complex variations would turn this review unreadable. They use the formula said above, as usual in Opeth's sonority. "The Grand Conjuration" is the single of the album, the most commercial of the badge, while having a great rythmic section does not sound to impressive at all. "Hours of Health" and "Isolation Years" are great accoustic tracks, in the way of those made in Damnation, but with the keyboard textures.

Overall, a good album, does not disappoint and it is a step further in the evolution of Opeth's sound. Nevertheless, the work does dot reach the emotional sensibility perfection seen in past works such as Still Life or Blackwater Park.

TRoTZ | 4/5 |


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