Label: Nuclear Blast Entertainment - NE 3822-1,Nuclear Blast Entertainment - 27361 38221,Moderbolaget Records - NE 3822-1,Moderbolaget Records - 27361 38221 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Album, Limited Edition Green • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock • Style: Prog Rock
When Opeth released Heritage inthey had completed the transformation from their death metal origins through progressive death metal in the early s, to full-on prog rock that celebrated their love of CamelJethro TullELPand more. Sorceress is the third installment in this phase of the band's career, and while considerably different and more exploratory than its precursors, it also references Opeth 's earlier efforts like Ghost Reveries and Blackwater Parkbut goes further than either in its diversity.
He enlisted Tom Dalgety as co-producer who also engineered and mixed and Opeth recorded it in The Seventh Sojourn - Opeth - Sorceress days at Rockfield Studios Bedrevidende - Fuld Pensum - Op I Alt Wales. Sorceress is a madly assorted mixed bag. Opener "Persephone" has a brief nylon-string guitar sketch in waltz time that could have come from folk music antiquity.
It gives way to the title track and first single. Joakim Svalberg 's knotty organ riff dominates the opening moment before a crushing syncopated No More Tears (Edit) - Ozzy Osbourne - The Ozzman Cometh riff joins in.
This track somewhat recalls the Pale Communion sessions but is far more unhinged. The Geezer Butler -esque bassline and explosive kick drums make it the most accessible thing here -- its instrumental section keeps it firmly in prog terrain, however.
It's simultaneously heavy, hard, and spacy, with B-3, bluesy and squalling metal guitar breaks, and chorale vocals that drift in the center, weighting it as a solidly prog track. It eventually dissembles, wedding near classical polyphony to subdued pop.
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