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DAMNATION

Opeth

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.01 | 1470 ratings

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mel from hell
5 stars Damnation is certainly the most ambiguous album of Opeth because it just does not have any brutal vocals! If someone is used to the combination of furious death metal along with ethereal progressive compositions, then this album may seem strange. But, the songs are a tremendous example of progressive rock which is based on Camel, Pink Floyd and Porcupine Tree. Michael uses his fragile and ideal clean vocals to dive us in his melancholic trip. We shall not forget the rhythm section that performs immaculately. You can clearly hear the bass lines of Marin Mendez and the jazzy touches of Martin Lopez in his drum kit. Furthermore, Peterl Lindgren proves to be a talented second player that does the 'dirty' job. There are songs like Windowpane, In my Time of Need, Hope Leaves and To Rid the Disease(what a song!) that will make you shudder. Ending Credits is a very sentimental and touching small instrumental that may bring tears in your eyes if you are emotional( I am not so, but the song is just top!). The other songs are very good also, only Weakness may become quite boring as you listen to it many times. A flawless album, a masterpiece of progressive rock that shows how open-minded and talented Opeth are.
mel from hell | 5/5 |

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