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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.25 | 1583 ratings

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4 stars Too much of a good thing?

No doubt a fantastic metal album, and it's hands down my favorite out of Opeth's discography, with Still Life just a baby step behind. I've always felt that the lengths of the tracks on this album are the only thing preventing me from giving it a full five-star rating. Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with longer songs by any means, and often I think it makes for more interesting music, but at certain points on Ghost Reveries it can feel like a test of one's endurance.

For one, the album comes pretty damn close to filling a standard CD to its capacity. So if you pop the album in and listen to the whole thing in one sitting you're going to be listening to Opeth for more than an hour. In addition, half of the album's tracks enter into the double digits. Not to mention the level of cohesion throughout some of the album's tracks, which can at times make it difficult for me to make it all the way through the album.

That is not to say that this is by any means a bad album. In fact, it's a really great metal album and has a lot of really memorable moments throughout. I can't help but find myself wishing it were a little bit shorter, however.

AgentSpork | 4/5 |


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