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Opeth In Cauda Venenum

Info about Opeth - In Cauda Venenum
Artist Opeth
Year 2019
Release Date
27. September 2019
Type
Studio Album
Play Time 1:07:41
Added by rushfan4 4 years ago
Importance Essential release
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8.4 x5
Symphonic Technical Prog Metal
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Five users rate this album 7.0 or better, nobody rates it lower. five users think it is prog, nobody thinks it is merely related to prog and nobody thinks that it's not prog. show details
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Review by progshine 3 years ago <Permalink>
8.4
Prog Rock
I respect Opeth very much! And I still believe they are one of the most important/innovative bands of the last 30 years.
As the world sank with regrets over the group's changes since Heritage, I was curious to know where the band was going.

It turns out that the band... keeps going! After the great Pale Communion Opeth released a very weak album with Sorceress and I really didn't have much hope for the next album, but here they are with In Cauda Venenum!

First of all I need to get out of my head two little things that I noticed right away that are little easter eggs in the album (maybe there are more): The title of the album was obviouslyce mezzo-stolen from Italian Jacula's In Cauda Semper Stat Venenum. The album's opening track, Livets Trädgård, is a clear 'tribute' to the Swedish group Älgarnas Trädgård. Being Mikael Åkerfeldt an avid 70s Prog collector this is no surprise. This makes me a little unquiet, I still don't know why.

In Cauda Venenum is a record that should please fans of the band's new phase. Despite the completely unnecessary introduction (an instrumental introduction only makes sense if it is linked to the concept of the album, it is not the case here, at ... -> show full review
Review by Mike 3 years ago <Permalink>
9.1
Symphonic Prog Metal
A thrilling return to form! This album is a nice synthesis of Opeth's former heavy outings and the newer outputs, which were more than decent albums, but also seemed a little tame to me. There is no extreme metal on this album, but it is really dark in some places, a sinister roller-coaster ride. Takes a few spins to appreciate, as any decent prog album should.
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