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STILL LIFE

Opeth

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.31 | 1630 ratings

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Umph1348
5 stars What else can be said about this album that hasn't been said? This album is an absolute masterpiece of the genre. I am the first to admit that growling vocals rub me the wrong way, but Akerfeldt's performance is such a nice juxtaposition between dark and light, that I appreciate the growling in Opeth's music. This album much like Mikael's singing represents the duality of man incredibly well. The compositions, musicianship and production on this release are all truly worthy of the hype associated with the record. It is likely my favorite Opeth album (narrowly topping Blackwater Park, Ghost Reveries and the excellent Live at the Royal Albert Hall). Folks that want to hear some incredible prog that might be different or "rougher" than the Camel, Gentle Giant or Yes in their collection should give this album a chance... For my money Opeth, Dream Theater, Umphrey's McGee and Steven Wilson/Porcupine Tree are the modern bands that are the standard bearers of the "prog spirt" of the 70's... This is one of the albums that defines what "modern" prog is for me. A great record that warrants multiple listens and worth pushing through if at first the growls are off putting to you...
Umph1348 | 5/5 |

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