MetalBite Review by Adam on 3/19/2001
I am! and with Opeth
you can never seem to go wrong. This time the band offers us a concept album where the lyrics take the form of a ghost story and the music was made around those lyrics. The lyrics are brilliant and the music is brilliant. How could you expect anything less from this band?
Again Mikael and his expert panel of musicians both soothe you and brutalize you all in the same record and most of the time in the same song! They have the uncanny ability to write long and epic songs and keep them interesting the whole way through. This album is a little more death oriented than Morningrise
, but there are no complaints here. Mikael's clean vocals are still intact whereas his screams become a little bit more sinister in their devilery. The album was produced at the now infamous Fredman Studios by now infamous producer Fredrick Nordstrom, and remains a classic that every metal fan should have in their collection.
If you don't like this then you don't like metal!
out of 10