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Opeth - Deliverance Review

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Opeth - Deliverance
Opeth - Deliverance

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General Information


Original Author: The Uncreator

Artist: Opeth

Album: Deliverance

Genre: Progressive/ Death Metal


Tracklist


1. Wreath
2. Deliverance
3. A Fair Judgement
4. For Absent Friends
5. Master's Apprentice
6. By The Pain I See In Others


Sound


10 Well, what can i say? Its Opeth, so you know each and every song is going to have that incredible tone only Opeth can achieve. This album is an onslaught of brutal riffage and more than fantastic soloing,


Guitars


10 Truly amazing, Mikael Akerfeldt and Peter Lindgren are truly a great guitar duo, There riffs are truly unique, nothing sounds like them. From the classic headbangin' riff of "Master's Apprentice" to the more straight forward in your face riffs of "By The Pain I See In Others", this album will grab hold of you and never let go. the solo's Akerfeldt put out on this album are i belive the best hes done, the traditional Akerfeldt style, a mixture of Progressive, Metal, and Bluesy solos create a beautiful sound comparable to no one. I have to mention one certain solo, the first solo in "A Fair Judgement" is without a doubt, for me atleast, Mikael's best solo. And the solos after that are just incredible, the album is full of completely Original guitar work, nothing that will dissapoint.


Bass


10 Martin Mendez to me stands out as a truly amaizng bass player, His style compliments Mikael and Peter perfectly, from slow Bass melodies to super fast Death Metal Style riffs, Martin pulls out all the stops, "Masters Apprentice" and "Wreath" to me have great bass playing, they just have a groove thats unforgettable.


Drums


10 Just incredible, Martin Lopez's drum work is among my favorites, from the classic song "Deliverance" which gives us an assault of furious Double bass to the classic grooves in "Master's Apprentice" and "A Fair Judgement", his drum work makes Opeth that much heavier. just simply friggin' good drummin' !!!


Vocals


10 Well, if i could rate this as high as the mass of our sun times a million, i would, unfortunately i dont know that number, so i give it a 10. Mikael on top of being a Phenomenal guitarist is an absolutely Beautiful singer. His demonic growls which run rampant across this record are simply the best ive ever heard on any Metal album. On top of the incredible growls, Amazing riffs and solos, Mikale has one last talent, his Clean vocals...Which are just magnificent. He can soothe any pain for me when he sings like this, its soft yet very powerful, every word he sings is that much closer to a euphoria. He is truly an incredible musician.


Lyrics


10 Very well done, they are also as unique as the musicians in Opeth, from the angry growled lyrics at the start of "Master Apprentice" to the more sentimental ones of "A Fair Judgement", there are fantastic. here are my favorites off this album.


From "Master's Apprentice"

There is a peace I am searching
There is a freedom I'm depending on
There is a pain that's never ending
There is a rain falling only on me
There is a dream I am living
There is a life I am dreaming of
There is a death I'm awaiting
There is a home I am deserting


From "A Fair Judgement"

It was meant for me
Soul sacrifice
Forgot the advice
Lost track of time
In a flurry of smoke
Waiting anxiety
For a fair judgement deserved


From "Wreath"

A smoke is rising nearby
Dust covering my coat
Blend together to spell my name
Pale, covered me with sweat
There are no words left
Sole provider of death
Distorted faith in myself
Human harvest burning
Blackest pages turning


Overall Impression


10 Every single aspect of this album is just awesome. Every Musician does the most incredible job anyone could ever do. Heavy Riffage, Beautiful interludes, incredible solo's, and the astoundingly beautiful 2 minute instrumental "For Absent Friends", this is album is well worth it. This is a true classic only Opeth can Deliver.