Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Opeth-Damnation (2003)

The sister album to Deliverance, this album sees Opeth in a completely different light. This is completely a progressive rock album... no traces of death metal to be found here. This is mostly acoustic and clean guitars, beautiful, flowing, elegant solos, Martin Lopez' amazing, world-music influenced percussive skills, and Mikael's beautiful, rich singing voice, and Steve Wilson (Porcupine Tree), producing, and lending his hand with keyboards, especially with a trademark progressive rock staple, the mellotron. This is a beautiful, atmospheric album, and a wonderful juxtaposition to the previous Deliverance album. Another one of my absolute favorites of Opeth. HIGHLY recommended. Music For Nations. 

1. Windowpane  7:44
2. In My Time of Need  5:50
3. Death Whispered a Lullaby  5:49
4. Closure  5:16
5. Hope Leaves  4:30
6. To Rid the Disease  6:21
7. Ending Credits  3:40
8. Weakness  4:09

Total Running:  43:19


No comments: