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Strong songs include: Wreath & A Fair Judgement
Weaker songs: None
Wreath is a great way to jump right into the album with deep growls that blend well with the tone of the music. The guitar as usual is phenominal. This song does an excellent job of making the vocals loud enough to enjoy over the instruments, but not to loud that you can't catch the drum beats in the background and the guitar. I particularly like the phase around 1:47 from heavy guitar and growling to a slightly lighter tone that ends with a drum beat and an incredibly smooth transition that has no time lost.
The transition to Deliverance is so clean that I never picked it up the first few times listening to this album. I like the change up within the first quarter of this song from heavy to light. The end of the song does a great job of co-ordinating the drums and guitars on a beat. That's talent.
A Fair Judgement, one of the lighter, but not Benighted or Harvest tone does a good job of showing off Akerfeldt's lighter vocals with no growling at all. This song is loved by many of my friends who would not normally listen to Opeth because of the savage deep growls. This song has some amazing acoustic vocal and guitar combinations.
The calmest song on the album, For Absent Friends, is a bit repetitive if heard on it's own, but it does a great job of breaking up the album's heaviness. It is short, but holds some great acoustic guitar portions.
Master's Apprentice is great work. The begining lyrics, although don't have much meaning are great for the heavy attitude of the song.Read more ›
For one thing, Opeth gets a little heavier... not a bad thing, but they had to get a bit on the mediocre side as well.
Agh, Marty (drummer) relies too much on the double bass.
And the riffs, although still with Opeth flare, are closer to
just the plain metal riffs than ever before. And what the heck happened? Did Mikael put the guitar down for this album? Where are all the beautiful harmonizing dual guitars? Also, where is the emotion in this? All of Opeth's previous are pack jammed with emotion and a distinct feel to the music. And even if this band still feels like Opeth, it runs weak. And how about technicality? There is some prententious parts on here... like in Master's Apprentice with the broken chords... bad attempt there.
I loved Opeth for their feel and originality. And while this album still has it. It's incredibly deluted. But, if you're an Opeth fan. I'd buy this album for the collection! :)
1) Wreath 11/10-incredible. one of the best heavy songs they have done with nice beat and really good melodies.
2) Deliverance 9/10-heres one of the songs that is not strong enough for opeth. it has some boring passages and way too simple beats for such a creative band.
3) A Fair Judgement 10/10- an awesome soft song. unfortunately it is a little bit too long for a soft song. and it might bore some people in the end but maybe not. its different for everyone. an excellent song.
4) For abscent Friends 11/10- a pretty touching instrumental. it carries the emotions very well. dazzles me a lot.
5) Master's Apprentices 7/10 - i did not expect to hear such a song from opeth. the music is a pretty low qality. mikael can definetely do much better than that and the album would have went perfectly fine without it. a pretty boring osng in the beginning where mikael repeats kind of the same thing over and over. bores me a bit in the beginning.
6) By The pain I see In Others 11/10- outstanding. incredible instrumentational parts. this song made me think much more of the album. it is a great finishing song. leaves an incredible impression.
I read one review in which the author actually says they are NOT recommending this disc, what is this numbskull thinking?
Second recommendation: Just get this disc, period. It's worth repeating. There really isn't a 'not good' song here, or a not good part of a song, or on any other Opeth disc for that matter. Who cares who thinks so and so part in so and so song is weak, or shouldn't be there, or is 'weird', or whatever. This is Opeth, a different set of standards apply here.
I've got a sneaky suspicion that this music is created as an outlet for the vision that IS Opeth, and that makes every part of every song an integral ingredient. If you don't agree with a certain part or line or lick or whatever, listen to it again, and again, and again, eventually you'll come to your senses and have one of those A-HA! moments and say to yourself "What was I thinking?!"
The creativity displayed by this band is seemingly endless and a welcome reprieve from the monotony of conformist society. There is SO much crappy music out there, treat yourself to something special, Opeth! Go ahead you deserve it!
I can't quite make out what Mikael is saying, but the ending of BTPISIO sounds quite like it was recorded backwards, anyone able to hear it clearly enough to decipher it?
Third recommendation: Katatonia
Oh yeah, just get the bloody disc.
Most recent customer reviews
If you are an Opeth fan, then this needs to be in your collection! I have most of them on vinyl now, and I personally find the sound quality amazing. Read morePublished on May 11 2013 by Joel Andrews
I bought this "Limited Collector's Edition 180-gram vinyl" because this album is one of my favourites from Opeth. Read morePublished on March 9 2010 by M. Codas Echavarri
This is a wicked "progressive metal" album...I'm relatively new to Opeth, having dismissed them early on, and only recently being wowed by "Damnation". Read morePublished on Sept. 13 2004 by Casey Circelli
I bought this cd cause I wanted to see what all the underground hype was about. I've heard this stuff before. Melodic Swedish Black Metal... Read morePublished on June 30 2004 by ProjectX
...but still very solid. Opeth is to me a thing of beauty, the insanely brilliant structure and progression of their work is something unrivaled in metal. Read morePublished on April 30 2004 by Michael Smith
Just when you think a band can't possibly make a better record than the previous masterpiece they created, they come along with a follow-up which not only undeniably measures up to... Read morePublished on April 21 2004 by Sea Tac
Everything about this album is ingenius. This is he reason why i love Opeth.
"Wreath" is my least favorite track, mainly because of it's intense drums and its... Read more
Opeth has done it again. Deliverance is an incredible movement that will please fans of many genres. Read morePublished on March 6 2004 by bdreib