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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly beautiful
This is my favourite Opeth album. The music sounds like it's always been around but yet somehow Opeth make it sound ethereal. Lovely lyrics and a variety of sounds blended together to make molten musical heaven. An album to get lost in. If I had more than two thumbs I'd hold them all up. But I don't. So two for Opeth.
Published on 30 Aug 2005 by seventhoracle

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3.0 out of 5 stars A Prog Rock Fan's Perspective
When I first heard Opeth I was mostly into rock and metal but had always been turned off by black/death metal. I thought all of the growling and satanism was a bit daft. However, I was a fan of 70's prog rock and it was because of this influence that I loved the Blackwater Park album. So Åkerfeldt and co. doing an all out progressive album should have been right up my...
Published on 16 Feb 2008 by Michael Barber


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3.0 out of 5 stars STILL DARK, BUT A MORE MELLOW VIBE!! NOT ONE SINGLE 'DEATH GRUNT' IN SIGHT!!!, 26 Jun 2008
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Adam Jackson "Symphonic Metal Fan" (Stoke On Trent , England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Damnation (Audio CD)
All fans of good Rock music should find something to enjoy here, be they Metal or Progressive inclined. This is basically, a full album's worth of the more acoustic/reflective moments that enrich the likes of Still Life, Blackwater Park, Ghost Reveries & Watershed.
If you are a die hard Death/Black Metal fan, then a WARNING:
THERE ARE NO DEATH METAL VOCALS/GRUNTS ON THIS ALBUM - AT ALL! NOT EVEN FOR A SECOND! It's COMPLETELEY Clean vocals, a progressive 70's vibe, lots of acoustic guitar, melodic bass guitar and plenty of keyboard/ mellotron. Akerfeldt's lyrics are very introspective, and in tune with the vibe of the album, and it's mature guitar work.
This is an album that will more likely appeal to fans of Pink Floyd, Rush and Marillion than Obituary or Morbid Angel! But in all honesty, even at it's heaviest, Opeth's music offers a maturity & depth absent from 99% of Death Metal releases.
I've given 3 stars, but it's closer to 4, if you're in the mood for a bit of Prog!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Opeth - Damnation, 24 Jan 2005
This review is from: Damnation (Audio CD)
Adkerfeldt has done it again with a great-sounding album; with excellent vocals, and smashing-sounding instruments, it really is worth a buy.
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3.0 out of 5 stars recommended to me and better than I thought it would be, 5 Oct 2010
This review is from: Damnation (Audio CD)
I didn't know what to expect and found it to be quite easy on the ear. You could put this album at a dinner party. It's very un-offensive. There's guitars, keyboards and even a synthesiser in there.
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3.0 out of 5 stars jumbley !, 22 Nov 2007
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sean paul mccann "mccanns23" (ireland) - See all my reviews
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2003 and opeths seventh album,damnation was certainly a depature in style,a mellow,1970s prog rock sounding album mainly including acoustic guitars and if you want their usual death metal vocals then you will be left sad and hurt,this is clean vocals all the way.
Opeth are a band that im a big fan of ,i love the heaviness that they clearly possess but their prog rock sensibilities appeal to my melody driven side,they combine the two so well,here you get one side of the coin and it can certainly be called great but at the same time the word dull springs to mind in places as well.
The songs arent as long as typical tracks and that is a good thing,its just that some of the tracks dont convey emotions as they intend too,well not with me anyway.
The first two tracks are a bit wishy washy if im honest,it takes the third track 'death whispered a lullaby' before i found a track that i could remember after i heard it.'hope leaves' and 'to rid the disease' are very obvious highlights,the final track 'weakness' is a mess and doesnt compliment the flow at all,hit and miss then readers,worth a look and 3 stars for their troubles.
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