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Pale Communion

Opeth

Pale Communion

Album number eleven from the Stockholm heavy metal quintet produced by frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by Steven Wilson

ADM rating[?]

7.5

Label
Roadrunner
UK Release date
25/08/2014
US Release date
25/08/2014
  1. 10.0 |   The List

    There's an ever-increasing amount of colour on Opeth's palette, and despite having been conceived in 1990, they're on the form of their lives
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  2. 10.0 |   The Guardian

    Mikael Åkerfeldt's voice has become a thing of wonder; his ability to tug at heartstrings while singing the most wilfully hazy of lyrics is matched only by these songs' beautiful arrangements and pin-sharp ensemble playing
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  3. 9.0 |   All Music

    This set is a massive leap forward, not only in terms of style but also in its instrumental and performance acumen; it is nearly unlimited in its creativity
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  4. 9.0 |   The Quietus

    A sublime album of impeccable scope and execution, created by an extremely important band who have finally reached the pinnacle of self-actualisation through music
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  5. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Pale Communion is perhaps the defining document of this group’s ability to make progressive rock feel genuinely progressive
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  6. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    It will intrigue and appease those willing to accept the band's expanded sound
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  7. 6.4 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Sure, it's a solid prog album, but it's boring because, well, let's face it, if you're looking to do something new, you don't rip off something old
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  8. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Too many of the songs are too long and meander to no intent and purpose. Even a composer as extravagantly gifted as Åkerfeldt needs to know his limitation
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  9. 4.3 |   Pitchfork

    These eight songs run cold on new energies and ideas, a rarity for a catalog custom-made to overwhelm
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