Monday, November 25, 2019

Top 5 Prog-Death Albums of All Time

To me, it doesn't get much better than progressive death metal and I wanted to take a moment to highlight my top five albums from the genre. Chime in in the comments section with your own choices.

5.The Faceless: Autotheism
One of the most notorious groups in the game, The Faceless aren't without issues but with their third full-length, they put out something truly special. Though it split their base a bit by drastically changing from the previous style, focusing heavily on clean vocals and more melodic themes, I appreciated the maturity on display and consider it a triumphant release.
Rating: ****

4.Opeth: Blackwater Park
Peak Opeth right here, displaying beautiful melodies alongside progressive themes and dark, haunting sections. Epic in scope, Blackwater Park demands your attention and holds it until the very last note.
Rating: ****1/4

3.Between the Buried and Me: Colors
Not only did BTBAM create a near masterpiece with this epic album, but they also expanded their core base drastically due to the sheer brilliance on display in Colors mixed with a solid amount of promotional work. It doesn't get much better than this one!
Rating: ****1/2

2.Cynic: Focus
As amazing as Cynic's catalog is, Focus remains one of the most creative releases of all time and a true opus. The stylistic blending of genres was world-changing to all who heard it and it holds up to this day as one hell of a listen!
Rating: ****1/2

1.Between the Buried and Me: The Great Misdirect
Between the Buried and Me haven't put out a single bad album, but The Great Misdirect is not only the best album they released but it's also one so epic that it is truly the cream of the crop when it comes to prog-death. If you want a feel for what the genre is supposed to sound like, you have to start here!
Rating: ****3/4

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