Opeth
Damnation


4.5
superb

Review

by Simon Harris (SCREAM!) USER (56 Reviews)
January 28th, 2009 | 61 replies | 6,453 views


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist


11 of 12 thought this review was well written

Depuis leur premier disque, Orchid, Opeth, un groupe de metal suedois, a connu un grand succès chez les critiques du genre. La popularité du groupe ne faisait que monter par le temps qu’ils lançaient leur sixième disque, Deliverance, ils étaient un groupe renommé en Europe et connaissaient même du succes en Amerique du Nord. Mais ce disque et leur disque suivant, Damnation, allaient marque un changement chez le groupe. Opeth ont toujours ete reconnue pour leur style de metal qui melange l’intensite de ce genre de musique avec plusieurs autres elements allant du rock progressif au blues et même quelques éléments du jazz. Ceci donnait une autre dimension a leurs son que peut de groupe de métal connaissaient. Leurs chansons (qui atteignaient souvent le seuil du 10 minutes) etaient caracterisees par des changements soudain entre du metal rapide et des sections acoustics douces. Le changements present dans les albums Deliverance et Damnation est que le groupe a decide de separe leur son. Deliverance contenait une heure de metal acharne et Damnation, sa contre-partie, ne contient que des chansons tranquilles. Deliverance arriva en 2002 et reçu des bonnes critiques mais était quand meme vue comme une baisse de qualite. Alors en 2003, les gens se demandait * quoi ressemblerait le cote doux du groupe et si le groupe garderait la meme qualite dont on etait tant habitue. Et Opeth ne nous decut point.

La musique
A moin de connaitre le groupe avant ce disque, il n’y a aucune façon de savoir que tu ecoutes un groupe de metal. Opeth joue leur nouveau style comme si c’etait cela qu’ils jouaient depuis le debut de leur carriere. Les melodies de guitare soupoudree de clavier donnent aux chansons une atmosphere chaleureuse, relaxante et legerement mélancolique. Avec la combinaison des guitares douces et du clavier ambiant et l’ajout de la basse et la batterie pour donner du soutient, l’atmosphere de tranquillite créée est tellement riche que personne ne peut y echapper.

Le chant
Le chanteur du groupe s’etait deja demarque dans le monde du metal pour sa belle voix. Les differentes influences (a part le metal) du groupe lui ont permi de demontrer ses talents de chant meme avant cet album. Mais ce disque est de loin sa meilleur performance. Il chantonne doucemment et emotivement en suivant le rythme tranquille des instruments. Les paroles ont souvent des themes mélancoliques et sont legerement abstraites et la voix du chanteur change de ton pour livrer l’émotion nécessaire pour accompagner les paroles qu’il chante.

Le bon
Les instruments et la voix du chanteur s’incorpore superbement ensemble pour creer un disque riche en atmosphere et qui est certain de relaxer quiquonque l’ecoute. Chaque membre demontre de tres bonne connaissances dans son instrument respectif et dans l’ajancement musical.

Le moins bon
Je ne peux pas ecouter ce disque a n’importe quel moment. Parfois le montant de tranquillite est juste trop grand et peu devenir ennuyant. Mais lorsque j’ai envie de relaxer ceci est mon album de choix et je l’apprecie de la premiere corde de guitare jusqu’a la derniere expiration du chanteur.

Opeth sorte du style qui leur est le plus familier et cree un album qui fait preuve de maturite musicale et montre qu’ils ont du talent pour beaucoup plus que juste le metal. Ils ont pris une chance et ont atteint un succes dont je n’aurais jamais imagine. C’est en prenant des chances comme celle-ci qu’ils sont devenus un des grands groupes dans le monde du métal moderne.


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SCREAM!
January 28th 2009



9979 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Wrote this for a french project

So to those who understand french, please leave your thoughts.

To the others....just vote yes

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SCREAM!
January 28th 2009



9979 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Editing out the accents. Forgot the damn ssputnik glitch. It doesnt look nearly as nice without them

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
January 28th 2009



17920 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Unless you know the group before this record, there is no way to know that you hear a group of metal. Opeth playing their new style as if it was played since the beginning of their careers. The guitar melodies soupoudrée keyboard give songs a warm, relaxed and slightly melancholy. With the combination of gentle guitars and ambient keyboard and the addition of bass and drums to give support, the atmosphere of tranquility created is so rich that nobody can escape.

Rugter32
January 28th 2009



754 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Disculpe señor, yo no hablo frances. Que tenga un buen dia.

SCREAM!
January 28th 2009



9979 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Unless you know the group before this record, there is no way to know that you hear a group of metal. Opeth playing their new style as if it was played since the beginning of their careers. The guitar melodies soupoudrée keyboard give songs a warm, relaxed and slightly melancholy. With the combination of gentle guitars and ambient keyboard and the addition of bass and drums to give support, the atmosphere of tranquility created is so rich that nobody can escape.
Lol lousy internet translators

SCREAM!
January 28th 2009



9979 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Come on doesnt anyone understand french?

st4ytrue
January 28th 2009



279 Comments


Did you really think the average Sputniker knows french?

bastard
January 28th 2009



3435 Comments


Since their first disc, Orchid, Opeth, a metal group suedois, knew a big success to the criticisms of type. The popularity of the group was only going up by the time when they threw their sixth disc, Deliverance, they were a renowned group in Europe and knew success even in North America. But this disc and their following disc, Damnation, went marked a change to the group. Opeth was always acknowledged for their metal style which blends the intensity of this music type with several other elements going of progressive rock to the blues and even some elements of the jazz. This gave another dimension has sound their that can of metal group knows. Their songs (which often attained the threshold of 10 minutes) were characterized by changes suddenly between some quick metal and between acoustics soft sections. Changes gift in albums Deliverance and Damnation is that the group decided of separating their sound.Deliverance contained one hour of persevered metal and Damnation, his counterbalance, contains only quiet songs. Deliverance arrived in 2002 and accepted from good criticisms but was seen all the same as a quality fall. Then in 2003, people wonders? * what would resemble the soft side of the group and if the group would keep the same quality of which they were so much accustomed. And Opeth did not disappoint us.

Music
In moin to know the group before this disc, there is no manner of knowing that you listen to a metal group. Opeth plays their new style as though it was it that they played since the beginning of their career. The melodies of guitar soupoudrée by keyboard give to songs a warm-hearted, relaxant and lightly melancholic atmosphere. With the combination of the soft guitars and the surrounding keyboard and the addition of the low and the battery to give of supports, the atmosphere ofcreated calmness is so rich that nobody can avoid it.

Singing
The singer of the group belonged déj�* marked down in the world of metal for his nice voice. Different influence (�* leaves metal) from the group has him permi to show its talents of singing. But this disc is her the best performance from a distance. It croons doucemment and emotive following the quiet rhythm of instruments. Words often have melancholic topics and are lightly abstracted and created calmness is so rich that nobody can avoid it. The singer change of tone to deliver necessary emotion to accompany the words which he sings.

The check
Instruments and the voice of the singer incorporates splendidly together to create a rich disc in atmospère and which is sure to discharge quiquonque listening. Every member shows knowledge of very good in his respective instrument and in the musical ajancement.

SCREAM!
January 28th 2009



9979 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Those online translators are so horrible XDThis Message Edited On 01.28.09

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
January 28th 2009



17920 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

discharge quiquonque listening

SCREAM!
January 28th 2009



9979 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Chan arent you supposed to understand every native language of sputnik users, you being staff and all?

Hawks
January 28th 2009



34602 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Scream I'm going to pos this just because I love you.

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SCREAM!
January 28th 2009



9979 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

But seriously....no one here understands french enough to read this?

SCREAM!
January 28th 2009



9979 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Since i live in Ottawa, Canada, lots of people speak both french and english here so i guess i overestimated the amount of people that do elsewhere. :/

But i had to write a review for my french class so i figure might as well post it here too

Phantom
January 28th 2009



8930 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

But seriously....no one here understands french enough to read this?
I have A-Levels in French and Spanish and can understand most German.

Review was pretty good.

Mikesn
Emeritus
January 28th 2009



3709 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I dropped French after Gr 9, but I have a vague idea of what you're saying.

SCREAM!
January 28th 2009



9979 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Abotu time someone read and understood this This Message Edited On 01.28.09

sba4life
January 28th 2009



363 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

New Hampshire has a lot of people that speak French. Like a mini Canada. The people in Maine are like the people in New Hampshire except they are all Atheists or Scientologists

Lunarfall
January 28th 2009



3179 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Took French all four years in high school. Pretty good review from what I can read, can't really give criticism though, haven't had a french lesson for nearly a year...

Napes
January 28th 2009



3 Comments


Nice review but it threw me off when I saw a french review... valid points and good writing but I think you mix up "peu" and "peut" a couple times.

Just giving you a heads up if you're getting graded on this and you still have time to change it.



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