OPETH — Pale Communion (review)

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4.5/5 ·
floflo79
Opeth is surely one of the greatest and most interesting metal acts of the last twenty years. Many of their albums are awesome like Still Life, Blackwater Park or Ghost Reveries. From their 1996 opus Morningrise to the 2008 album Watershed, Opeth released only great albums. And then in 2011, they release Heritage who was not as good as the previous albums. So how is Pale Communion, their lastest release ? It's my third favorite album of Opeth. But for the fans of metal, and only metal, you will not like this album because it's more a progressive album than a metal album. It's soft compared to Morningrise or Blackwater Park. There's great tracks like River, Cups Of Eternity, Goblin or Voice Of Treason. It's very good and i recommand this album for progressive rock fans.
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adg211288 wrote:
more than 2 years ago
I just finished writing my own review for this one and while I do acknowledge it as a good album I can't help but feel it's the first time Opeth has disappointed me since I started listening to them. I love Damnation. I love Heritage. But this one just isn't grabbing me on the same level.
bartosso wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Maybe most people do, I just want them to do something fresh and honest. What they do now is mostly just rehashing 30+ year old ideas. They do that very well - Mike's a jawdropping composer. Still, I feel like Opeth lost their momentum in 2008 and now they'rejust another good prog band, as opposed to being a sensational metal band that couldn't really be clasified, that's how unique they used to be. and btw, I like this new album, I just want to like it more ;)
666sharon666 wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Because most people want Opeth to sound like the band who made albums like Still Life, Blackwater Park and Ghost Reveries, I reckon.
Unitron wrote:
more than 2 years ago
I know there are people who like it, seeing as it doesn't have a bad average rating. It just seems that most people find it a mediocre effort and I've never really understood why :P
adg211288 wrote:
more than 2 years ago
My 94% review of Heritage says otherwise to that Unitron. :P

http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/review/heritage/252275

Unitron wrote:
more than 2 years ago
I'm really excited to buy this album, from what I've heard it's great. I seem to be the only one who loved Heritage though :/

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