Sep 26, 2019Opeth’s chemistry feels as tight as it is playful, heartfelt as it is engaging, as they explore a plethora of intriguing and majestic sounds. The instrumentation and vocals, in both versions, serve to present emotion and instrumental wonder. In Cauda Venenum is among Opeth’s strongest albums when it comes to the band’s progressive sensibilities.
Sep 30, 2019On In Cauda Venenum, Opeth have thoroughly revisioned prog rock for the 21st century. While there are referents to the past, they have merely been folded into a brand of heavy music that reflects not progressive rock's history, but Opeth's enduring, evolving image.
Sep 30, 2019There is a playful freedom on display from start to finish. By increasing the importance of the bass and keyboards (a move possibly inspired by fellow Swedish prog compatriots Anekdoten) and simultaneously writing with string arrangements in mind, the innate grandeur at the heart of this band’s music has never been as audible as it is now.
Sep 28, 2019It's a great record, not the best, but a good one. The atmosphere remits to, "Dark Side of the Moon" album. The experimental vibe and theIt's a great record, not the best, but a good one. The atmosphere remits to, "Dark Side of the Moon" album. The experimental vibe and the strong prog rock. Opeth makes you first experimental record. And that's good. But, "In Cauda Venenum" have a regular songs, not awful, but regular.
Best songs from the album: "Dignity", "Heart in Hand", "Charlatan", "Universal Truth", "All Things Will Pass" and "Next of Kin".… Expand
Sep 28, 2019Of the last four Opeth albums this one is the one I've enjoyed the most. There are certain songs that don't feel so precise but maybeOf the last four Opeth albums this one is the one I've enjoyed the most. There are certain songs that don't feel so precise but maybe listening to them more times the whole album will be more cohesive.
My favorite tracks:
Garden of Earthly Delights
Heart in Hand
All Things Will Pass… Expand
Oct 3, 2019Out of all of Opeth’s albums since Watershed, this one is definitely the best, but that doesn’t mean it’s great. It certainly has its moments.Out of all of Opeth’s albums since Watershed, this one is definitely the best, but that doesn’t mean it’s great. It certainly has its moments. I wish Mikael’s voice was far less filtered and overly layered at parts. Still no death metal vocals unfortunately, but at least this album actually feels like the growth of Opeth, as opposed to the other albums since Watershed that sounded like prog rock imitation. I can respect that. However, it’s really not for me. Maybe it’ll grow on me, but I still long for their death metal prog sound.… Expand
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