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Man Made Origin - The Divine Soulless

Album Review

Atmospheric third record from the Scottish prog metallers.

Dundee’s known for many things, but prog metal? Man Made Origin call the city home, but the quintet’s sound goes far beyond Caledonia, with its death-influenced complexion doffing its cap to Scandinavia and, in particular, Opeth.

Their third album is heavily indebted to the first half of Mikael Åkerfeldt’s career, with the Swedes’ light/dark dichotomy and intrinsic melancholy an unmistakable influence. But there’s enough ingenuity for us to see beyond the comparison.

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