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MORNINGRISE

Opeth

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.72 | 745 ratings

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bartosso
4 stars Morningrise, second album by Opeth is one of the weirdest Opeth releases. Black/death metal growls, some parts of clean vocals (today we know how good Mikael's voice is), jazzy sounding bass, beautiful acoustic guitar parts and specific electric guitar harmonies with classical feel about them.

Art-medieval-extreme-prog metal I would call it if somebody asked me. It's a unique record, really. Harsh sounding and very long, complex compositions take the listener to the world of dark, cold nights and lonely moon. Very dark music, very emotional and thus beautiful. It's fantastic manifestation of virgin genius of Mikael Akerfeldt, devoided of later acquired experience and composition skills.

If you value atmospheric music, aren't afraid of growling vocals or harsh sound and first of all you love genuine emotions, this record is for you. 8/10

bartosso | 4/5 |

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