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The Crow
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5 stars What to say about my favourite Opeth release?

I don't know why, but this is what I think every time I hear this album... It was the first Opeth's disc I bought, and after hearing it, I didn't like it very much... Maybe it was too hard for me, too much growls and chaos. But short after hearing it, I wished to give it another opportunity... And another, and another, and another... Til I was really addicted to this album, and its dark, brutal and complex magic!

Six years after this day, I'm still surprised every time I hear this 6 incredible tracks... The amount of power Opeth gave this songs is incredible. Is their hardest album so far, and their most progressive one. I know that "Watershed" has more instrumental richness, and it touches differentes styles... But "Deliverance" is complex in essence, in the structure of every song... You only have to hear the tittle song to notice! Its incredible final part is one of the highlights of the Opeth's career, and the best López drumming!

Another thing I like from this album is the sound... I'm sorry for "Ghost Reveries" and "Watershed", but Opeth didn't get the incredible sound of "Deliverance" and "Damantion" again. Steve Wilson is a great producer, and Deliverance is his peak with Opeth... The small detalils it has, and perfect guitar sound, the powerful drums... The best sounding Opeth's album so far! It even surpases Blackwater Park in terms of production.

Best Songs: all of them... I don't count the small For Absent Friends, it's too short. The rest are just incredible progressive death metal bullets! A Fair Judgement is still my favourite Opeth's song.

Conclusion: in my humble opinion, this is the best Opeth album... Complex, dark and really hard, but with the usual amount of feeling that Akerfeldt give to his songs. If you are new to Opeth, maybe this is not the best approaching to the band, because it's one of their less accesible works. But I think this album is an obligated listening to every music lover due its quality... So if you don't dislike death metal, and you're not afraid of complex, challenging but sentimental music, I strongly recommend you this masterpiece!

My rating: *****

The Crow | 5/5 |


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