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5 stars A gem in Opeth's diskography

Ghost Reveries, released in 2005, was my first Opeth album. I read about it and was very interested in this sort of music. Of course, I was shocked by these furious growls but I got used to it. At first, I only listened to the ballads (Hours of Wealth and Isolations Years) because I couldn't stand the other tracks. Then I discovered the other songs and yeah they are really great. The first song, Ghost of Perdition, is the best song. It starts quiet with wierd guitar sounds and then the apocalypse breaks loose. The next songs are a bit weaker but still good. Atonement is another highlight. It has a nice arabic feeling in it. The next song, Reverie- Harlequin Forest, starts a bit weak with a lot of repititve parts but has a beautiful, melodic mid-part. Hours of Wealth is a quite nice ballad. The Grand Conjuration is another long song with 10 minutes. I don't like it much but I can't really explain why. In my opinion, it's the weakest song here. The last song, Isolation Years, is again a beautiful masterpiece. Mikael Akerfeldt shows how great he can sing.

All in all, one of the best album by Opeth.

Priamus | 5/5 |


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