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4 stars Ghost Reveries, or Ghost Revieweries. I fail.


Ghost Of Perdition, is easily, the best Opeth track ever recorded. It's nothing short of beautiful. It starts off almost immediately with a heavy hitting guitar riff, but then eventually morphs into this folky, harmonic little section. This song is music at its best. Best song on the album. (10/10)

The Baying Of The Hounds starts off right after Ghost Of Perdition ends. This song is a little more 70's prog influenced. Organs, rock oriented drums. Great song, but it drags on a little too long. (8/10)

Beneath The Mire is sort of a pointless track for me. It seems to go nowhere. (6/10)

Atonement is an amazing track reminiscient of Within You off of Sgt Pepper. It's very trippy and the guitar playing and singing are fantastic. I love the ending segue into Reverie/Harlequin Forest. (9/10)

Reverie/Harlequin Forest is just jaw dropping. The beginning is wonderful and it continues to amaze me to this day. The vocals are perfect and everything else is. The lyrics are compelling too. The ending is my favorite on the album. (9.5/10)

Hours Of Wealth, is a short little segue into an epic song. It reminds a little of something I'd hear on a Genesis record. It's very beautiful. (9/10)

The Grand Conjuration, is a mediocre metal song. I didn't find it interesting in the least and it sounds like a crappier version of Porcelain Heart. (5/10)

Isolation Years is very good, the guitar line at the beginning is very soothing. That's about it. (8/10)

Overall this album wasn't too bad. The writing was good, but it's missing something. 3.5 stars, but I'll round it off to 4.

Treasure | 4/5 |


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