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Oh ho ho...I have been awaiting this day since I found this release. This tells you how backlogged I am with discovery of more and more choice Metal but this gem is one I almost can't believe. This Metal Monday is a showcase from a split with Oak Pantheon and Amiensus, one familiar to this hallowed site while the other is yet to be showcased. Though my selection this week is of A Demonstration that does not mean I have left Amiensus out of the loop. The embedded portion below includes all three stellar tracks, all worthy of a listen or two.
My selection this week is reminiscent of a old, personal favorite of mine: Blackwater Park by Opeth. This is news to some while known to others nevertheless that album has a special place in my blackened heart, always stirring the dust of old to rattle the bones of long dead skeletons in my closet that whisper of the days of yore and one of the first albums I really struck out on my own in search of Metal. To this day, it is still in high regards and still my favorite of all of Opeth's albums (Face of Melinda is one of my favorite tracks prior).
Oak Pantheon already had my attention but this singular track has left me in awe. If I had listened to this track without knowing the artist I would have immediately thought it was a lost track from that beloved album. That is what makes this so special and so amazing is that I get something from an artist I love in the same vein as one of my favored albums from another. I have talked before about listening to other artists and getting more of the same and how it is never a bad thing especially if the artist has changed or disbanded.
As for the track itself, don't be fooled by the beginning. This is the equivalent of a tsunami, slowly drawing away, soft and subtle, growing into this monstrous force that comes crashing down. An ember that drifts in the wind, finding its way into a small brush, churning into a raging inferno. Simply put, it's wild. I need say no more. Listen to the track then, after you pick up your shattered form, press play again. Don't thank me, thank OAK PANTHEON! /,,/
OPETH - BLACKWATER PARK
THE MAD BARRON
The Source Of The Metal